Volunteer Voices: Elisabeth Bailly

By Erik Scalavino | April 7, 2017

Volunteer Voices is a new Q&A series we’re introducing to feature some of the dedicated people behind Nutmeg Animal Welfare. In this debut post, we hear from Seattle native Elisabeth Bailly, who began volunteering as a researcher for Nutmeg in spring 2016. Despite being on the opposite side of the country from where Nutmeg is…

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Raising glasses raises $2,400

By Erik Scalavino | November 6, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Nearly two dozen animal lovers gathered recently to celebrate autumn by raising a glass… okay, several glasses, but everyone was responsible and it was for the benefit of animals in need. Nutmeg Animal Welfare hosted its first-ever fundraiser, a wine-tasting event at Gasbarro’s Wines on historic Federal Hill in Providence on Friday,…

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Drink wine, help animals: Nutmeg’s first fundraiser!

By Erik Scalavino | September 27, 2016

WHO:                        Nutmeg Animal Welfare, a Rhode Island-based 501(c)(3) charity, invites the animal- and Italy-loving general public to its fundraising premiere! WHAT:            A “Tour of Italy” wine-tasting evening, featuring 10 different varieties from across Italy’s many diverse wine-producing regions. Delectable Italian cuisine from Pane e Vino Ristorante & Enoteca will also be served. WHEN:            Friday,…

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Reasons to celebrate: Nutmeg turns two!

By Erik Scalavino | May 13, 2016

At Nutmeg Animal Welfare, we’re excited and optimistic about the future. Every so often, though, it’s altogether appropriate to take a moment to reflect on the past. May 14 marks the two-year anniversary of our incorporation back in 2014, and we’ve come a long way in that relatively short time – from nothing more than…

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FEATURE: The Holy Land’s Animal Crusade

By Erik Scalavino | April 26, 2016

JERUSALEM and AMMAN – This is a section of town that travelers seldom see, because they’re fearful of visiting. We’re in modern day Jerusalem, north of the ancient walled Old City, with its bustling crowds and tourist stalls and many historical Biblical sites. We’ve driven only about 15 minutes from the city center, but it…

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Nutmeg’s inroads in Israel

By Erik Scalavino | April 26, 2016

JERUSALEM – In Israel, businesses are taxed, in part, based on the size of their storefronts. This explains why I’m standing in what has to be the world’s most claustrophobic pet supply store. Even though I’m barely 5’7”, if I stretch my arms out to my sides, my wingspan can almost touch both walls at…

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Joining forces in Jordan

By Erik Scalavino | April 23, 2016

WADI RUM, Jordan – Our four-door pickup truck is falling apart at every seam. It’s mostly white, with splashes of dried orange mud on the body near the rear of the tires. It has suffered dents and scratches, is peeling paint in places, and the rear fender looks like it’s been bashed in at the…

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Seeking justice for abused dog Moses

By Erik Scalavino | September 4, 2015

NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A skeleton, barely draped by a deteriorating layer of skin and unhealthy fur. A haunted expression, eyes sunken in defeat and desperate for an answer to a simple question: Why?! Why did you treat me this way? Why do I deserve this? Why isn’t there anyone in this world who loves me…

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UPDATE! Caribbean rescue dog Finn finds new home

By Erik Scalavino | August 14, 2015

We’re thrilled to report that Finn, the dog featured in the story below, has found a permanent home in the Greater Boston area! Thanks to all our supporters who expressed a sincere interest in adopting Finn. We hope you’ll help us save more animals like Finn in the future. When you hear the names “Turks…

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Nutmeg’s hometown our newest partner

By Erik Scalavino | July 7, 2015

NORTH PROVIDENCE, USA — As our web address clearly suggests, Nutmeg Animal Welfare is a charity with a worldwide mission. Sometimes, that mission — caring for needy animals everywhere — includes animals quite literally in our own backyard. The suburban town of North Providence, Rhode Island, just outside the state’s capital city of Providence, happens to be…

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