Rhode Island SPCA

We speak for those who cannot speak for themselves



Thanksgiving Hours:

Wednesday, November 25th – Closed at 3pm
Thursday, November 26th – Closed
Friday, November 27th – Closed


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!

MOSES Law Petitions are available for signatures!

We had an excellent turnout at the public meeting regarding the Moses situation and suggested revisions to the Rhode Island animal cruelty laws. If you would like to discuss it or keep updated, please go to Facebook and join the Justice for Moses page.

The next step is that if you haven’t already signed the 3 petitions, you should either come in to the RISPCA to sign them, download them here: Expressing Outrage Petition (you will need to print two copies of this one) and Respectfully Requesting Petition, or we can mail you official copies, if you are willing to canvas your area and get additional signatures. People signing need to include their name, address, and zip code. Signers must be Rhode Island residents. Our goal is to reach 100,000 signatures by the end of 2015, for presentation to the state. Call 438-8150 x.8, leaving your name, address, and phone number to receive a copy of each of the 3 petitions, but please consider downloading them to save the mailing expenses for the RISPCA.

Please keep us updated weekly by calling Lisa Levasseur at 401-438-8150x.8 or by emailing her at lisal@rispca.com, so that we can keep track of our progress on Moses’ page. Thank you for your caring and support of this important step in changing legislation to better protect animals in our state.

 Save the Dates!

December 12th, 2015  10am – 4pm Santapaws Holiday Bazaar

January  9th, 2016 – 10am – 2pm Saturday Seminars – Endangered Animals: The Perils They Face seminar. A particular focus will be on the Sumatran Orangutan and the crisis of habitat loss for palm oil. Handouts will be available, including a small shopping guide for palm oil-free shopping. We will also be showing IMAX Born to be Wild at 1pm. This heartwarming film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them-saving endangered species one life at a time.

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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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