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.