The Marvin Fund

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.

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Emergency Pet Food Assistance

Need Help Feeding Your Pets? We’re Here For You. The Rhode Island SPCA Emergency Pet Food Assistance program is designed to address the current and coming needs of pet owners who are in isolation, self-quarantine or unexpected job loss due to COVID-19. This program is for anyone in need. There is no application process or…

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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 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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