Lost & Found

Find a lost loved one. Nothing is more important than keeping people and pets together for a lifetime of love.  That’s why the Rhode Island SPCA is proud to join PetcoLoveLost on their mission to help reunite lost pets with their families.  Whether you’ve lost or found a pet, PetcoLoveLost is there to help get…

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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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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, Earl Newman, 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

The Rhode Island SPCA is excited to offer the following programs geared toward elementary and middle school children. To schedule a virtual classroom visit with our Humane Educators and some of our animals please send an email to HumaneEducation@rispca.com.

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