Rhode Island SPCA

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The RISPCA will be closed to the public on Saturday, August 29th for the annual Marvin Memorial Dog Walk. Please join us for the Walk! Otherwise, if you are interested in an adoptable animal, we will reopen on Monday, August 31st.

Welcome to the Rhode Island SPCA, the 3rd oldest humane organization in the United States. At 140 years old, we are the only non-profit animal rescue organization in the state of Rhode Island that is legally able to investigate and prosecute animal cruelty cases.

The RISPCA is charged with the sole purpose of protecting animal life in all situations that might endanger them. We are dedicated to crusading for the rights and welfare of all animals, great and small, through legal, educational, legislative and investigative means.

The RISPCA is a thriving community of staff members, volunteers, supporters and the animals in our care. We welcome and thank you for your involvement!

Marvelous Marvin Memorial Dog Walk – Saturday, August 29th

Join us with your friends, family and dogs for our annual dog walk fundraiser at Goddard State Park! Register now or find more information. 


Because we currently have room in our shelter, we are accepting surrenders of dogs for only $20 for all dogs except Pit Bulls/Pittie mixes. Pit Bulls may be surrendered for $100 ($150 if unaltered). Please contact us FIRST (Linda at 438-8150 ext. 0) before bringing an animal in for adoption. We must always confirm that the space is available PRIOR to your coming in.

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One person can make DarkReda difference. Help homeless and abused animals today. The Rhode Island SPCA is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 organization, and all donations are tax-deductible. Questions about donating? p: 401.438.8150| f:  401.438.8154  development@rispca.com            


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