Rhode Island SPCA

We speak for those who cannot speak for themselves

Contact Us

Rhode Island SPCA
186 Amaral Street
Riverside, RI 02915

Phone: (401) 438-8150
Fax: (401) 438-8154

Adoptions, Surrenders, Shelter Information: Linda Tomasian (401) 438-8150 ext.0

Linda Tomasian juggles everything that comes in!

RISPCA Related Questions: Dr. Finocchio ejfinocchiodvm@rispca.com (401) 438-8150 ext. 1


Dr. Finocchio, the President of the RISPCA for over 12 years.

Animal Cruelty: Joe Warzycha cruelty@rispca.com (401) 438-8150 ext. 2


Joe Warzycha handles the investigation of cruelty cases all over the state of Rhode Island.

Business Related Matters: Julie Nadro  jnadro@rispca.com (401) 438-8150 ext. 5

Julie Nadro keeps us all organized.

Development, Donations; Events & Promotions; Volunteering: Jim McGee jmcgee@rispca.com (401) 438-8150 ext. 3

Jim and Sierra

Jim McGee juggles the vast Volunteer program, Fundraising and the coordination of most of our Events. Here he is with his Sierra, photo courtesy of Animal Print Magazine.

Foster Care: Lisa Levasseur lisal@rispca.com (401) 438-8150 ext. 8

Lisa and Sugar

Lisa Levasseur is in charge of the Foster Care Program. Here she is holding Sugar, one of the 112 puppies (and numerous kittens) she has bottle-fed.



















Adoptable Cats: Cathy Simonini cathy@rispca.com

Cathy Simonini, a veterinary assistant, runs our Cat Room and is in charge of all things feline.

Adoptable Dogs and Dog Training: Jen Reynolds training@rispca.com (401) 438-8150 ext. 7













Dr. Patricia Burke, Veterinarian. For her full bio, see our Veterinary Care page. To ask Dr. Burke general questions about pet health, please see our Ask the Vet section.

dad and i  9 03 DSC03065 Dr. Burke is at the RISPCA 3 days a week, and we pretty much think she's the best.

Dr. Burke is at the RISPCA 3 days a week, and we pretty much think she’s the best.