Humane Education Not only does the RISPCA take on the fight against animal cruelty in the state, but we are also a leader in providing information on how to take care of your pets and prevent accidents in your home. The RISPCA Humane Education department offers in school teaching for local schools and RISPCA.com is…

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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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Humane Education

Since 1872, the Rhode Island SPCA has been one of the pioneers in humane education. In 2016, we partnered with Tails to Teach, a local 501(c)3 non-profit organization that sends teams of registered therapy dogs and their owners into Providence schools to teach kindness, compassion and empathy. The Humane Education Society at the Rhode Island SPCA sponsors these very important and educational programs allowing Tails to Teach to reach out to even more students every year.

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