The Marvin’s Miracles Fund goes directly to the care of those animal we rescue in our animal cruelty cases, and will enable the human/animal bond to continue where it may otherwise fail.
The Marvin Fund has helped defray medical costs for over 4,500 sick and injured animals whose elderly and disabled owners could not afford them.
To seek assistance from the Marvin Fund, contact Dr. Finocchio at (401) 438-8150, x1.
The Pets in Need Veterinary Clinic provides medical and surgical services for pets owned by need-based elderly, disabled and low income citizens of Rhode Island.
Appointments can be made by contacting the clinic at (401) 270-3832.
The Rhode Island SPCA accepts pets whose owners are no longer able to keep them.
Please call ahead to schedule the surrender of your pet: (401) 438-8150, x0.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (401) 438-8150, x2.
We are not an emergency response agency, so please call the police if an animal is in imminent peril.
Your one stop shop for information and links to resources for pet owners including:
Spay/Neuter, low-cost vet services, boarding, emergency vet services, F.A.Q.’s about pet care, and more.
Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10a to 2p
Every October, we host an “Almost-Free” Rabies Clinic.
The “cost” of each vaccine is 5 cans or boxes of unexpired human food, which we will collect and donate to a local food bank.
The RISPCA Lewis Scholarship recognizes the efforts of graduating seniors who have made significant contributions toward the betterment of life for animals.
In honor of Lewis, the RISPCA will award $1,000 each to two graduating seniors enrolling in college the following autumn.
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.
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.