Rhode Island SPCA

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

There is a great deal of information here, and we hope this will meet your needs. We will be designing a Web Site Map soon – stay tuned. Meanwhile, have fun exploring and if you have any difficulty with the pull down menus on top, there is also a menu on the right side of every page.

Our shelter is a vibrant community of staff members, volunteers and visitors, and is geared toward helping companion animals in any way we can. Please check us out if you haven’t already!

12th Annual Marvin Memorial Walk for the Animals a wonderful success!!


DSCN1641Thank you to everyone who attended, to the teams, to the vendors, and to all the volunteers who made this a great event! The weather was beautiful and we all had a good time while raising funds for the RISPCA. Thank you so much! Check out this year’s Pictures of the Dog Walk by scrolling down the Marvin Memorial Walk page.







Pick of the Litter, Our Featured Pet

LT is a shy little sweetheart.

LT is a shy little sweetheart.

This week’s ABC6 “Pick of the Litter is LT, a 1 year old neutered male. He is a sweet, shy boy who warms up with gentle handling. LT enjoys going for leash walks and is gentle when accepting treats. Please come in to meet him…

If you’re interested in meeting and adopting LT, please come to the Rhode Island SPCA to fill out a Dog Application.!





Classes and Groups

Furry Saturdays at the RISPCA


Join us!

The 2nd Saturday of every month. Check out our Furry Saturdays page to get details on this fun program for kids aged 9-13 years. There is no charge for the program, but pre-registration is required.

The next session is Saturday, September 13th at 9am, here at the shelter. The kids will be learning about rabbits and rabbit care, and visiting with Daphne, our Humane Educator’s angora rabbit.

Pet Loss Support

Our new Pet Loss Support Group is facilitated by Shelley Riley, who holds a Masters degree in Holistic Counseling. It will meet the 2nd Saturday of every month at 11am, beginning September 13th, 2015, at the RISPCA. Registration is required. Please see our Rainbow Bridge & Pet Loss Support page for more details.



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.

Training Classes

Foster Kitten Care – Saturday, March 28th, 2015 11am – 1pm. Save the date! Just in time for foster kitten season, please join us for this mandatory training for foster care givers. Learn how to bottle-feed, recognize the stages of a kitten’s development, look out for signs of illness, and other important information. Check out our Foster Care Program.

Save the Dates!

The RISPCA holds a number of events throughout the year, and as we get the dates we’ll post them here. Mark your calendars and please join us.

RISPCA vs. Sweet Binks Rabbit Rescue Annual Bowl-a-Thon: Sunday, October 5, 2014 2-5pm  Get your friends together and sign up in teams to support whichever side you’d like! Top bowler prizes, raffle, pizza. For more information, please visit our Bowl-a-Thon page.

Scituate Art Festival: October 11-13, 2014 Visit our booth near the Scituate Animal Hospital. Our booth includes our annual sale of dog collars, leashes, grooming supplies and toys for really, really low prices! Stock up! For more information, please visit our Scituate Art Festival page.

2nd Annual Glowball Golf Tournament: Friday October 17, 2014 (rain or shine) at 5pm at the Jamestown Golf Course. Sign-in is at 5pm, 6:15 pm Shotgun Start. Pizza Calzones and hotdogs will be served after golf. Cash Bar will be available. LIMITED TO THE FIRST 72 PREPAID GOLFERS. This event sells out every year! Please send in your check and filled out form AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. For more information, please visit our Glowball Golf page.

“Almost Free” Rabies Clinic: Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10am – 2pm. Bring five cans of non-expired human food and receive a free rabies vaccine for your dog, cat, or ferret. Collected food is donated to local food pantries. For more information, please visit our Rabies Clinic page.

Santapaws Holiday Bazaar: Saturday, December 13, 2014, 10am – 4pm. Arts and crafts vendors, live Christmas music, children’s activities and crafts, refreshments. Children can meet Santapaws and his elves, Grover, Spike and Mary, and have their photo taken. For more information, please visit the Santapaws Holiday Bazaar page, and please RSVP on the Santapaws Facebook Event page.

Annual Hearts & Paws Pasta Dinner: Friday, March 20, 2015. Tickets for this event sell out EVERY year! They will be available for sale on January 2, 2015. For more information, please visit the Hearts & Paws Pasta Dinner page.

Pitter Patter of Tiny Paws Spring Baby Shower: Saturday, March 28, 2015. Please bring a donation from the Foster Program Wish List, and enjoy refreshments with your child, kids’ crafts and face painting, and interacting with adorable small pets. For more information, please visit the Spring Baby Shower page.


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