Emergency Pet Food Assistance

2020 was an incredibly challenging year for our community and we were there to help. The Rhode Island SPCA launched an Emergency Pet Food Assistance program to address the needs of pet owners who were affected by the COVID-19 crisis or were in need of temporary assistance feeding their pets from March 2020 to March…

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About the Rhode Island SPCA

Founded in 1870, the Rhode Island SPCA is the oldest nonprofit animal welfare organization in the state of Rhode Island and the third oldest in the country. We provide adoption and rehoming services, veterinary care, humane education, training support and pet owner assistance programs. The Rhode Island SPCA is also the only organization in the…

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Spring Into Action Appeal

Message from the President and General Agent

Dear Friend of the Rhode Island SPCA, The Rhode Island SPCA is now 151 years old. COVID-19 deprived us of the opportunity to get together to celebrate the Society’s 150th anniversary, but it also underscored the importance of what we do…

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Care For Cap

A little bit about our new friend named Cap:) Cap, a chunky adorable 5 month old bulldog mix, was relinquished to the Rhode Island SPCA after his owner learned that he would not be able to afford the orthopedic surgery required to mend his broken elbow. When it was discovered that Cap was limping, he…

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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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