Emergency Pet Food Assistance

Need Help Feeding Your Pets? We’re Here For You. The Rhode Island SPCA Pet Food Assistance program is designed to address the current and coming needs of pet owners who are affected by the COVID-19 crisis or are in need of temporary assistance feeding their pets. This program is for anyone in need. There is…

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About the Rhode Island SPCA

The Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) animal welfare organization. Founded in 1870, the Rhode Island SPCA is the first humane organization in Rhode Island and is the 3rd oldest humane organization in the United States. We are the only non-profit animal walfare organization in the…

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Animal Cruelty Investigations

The RISPCA is the only non-profit animal rescue organization in the state that is able to investigate animal cruelty cases. To report abuse, contact our Law Enforcement Agent, Joe Warzycha, at cruelty@rispca.com or (401) 438-8150, x2.

We are not an emergency response agency, so please call the police if an animal is in imminent peril.

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Pet Loss Support

There is no right or wrong way to grieve your companion. Each person experiences loss in his or her own way.

It’s hard to know when a beloved pet is ready to pass, and sometimes we wait too long. “Letting Go” is an excellent article by our shelter director, Dr. E.J. Finocchio, about knowing when it’s time.

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