Rhode Island SPCA

We speak for those who cannot speak for themselves




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.


It’s time to Bark the Vote for the Rhode Island SPCA! Please vote for us for Best Volunteer Group and Best Pet Event in the The Animal Print Magazines annual Top Dog Survey!

Photo Courtesy of  Animal Print Magazine

Photo Courtesy of Animal Print Magazine

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Kitten Season has arrived (We’re already getting pregnant moms in.), and we need supplies! Each year we take in from 130 to 150 kittens. Won’t you please consider donating items off our Wish List? 



Volunteer Orientations In order to attend a volunteer orientation, you must have already filled out an application,and spoken to our Volunteer coordinator, Jim McGee. To find out more about volunteering, please check out the Volunteer page.

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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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