Pet Resources for Rhode Island & Massachuesttes


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Animal Shelters
and Humane Organizations

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

The Humane Society of the United States

Rhode Island Humane Organizations
A.D.O.P.T 826-0320

House Rabit Society -
Rabbit care Guide.

RHODE ISLAND Humane Organizations:

Animal Rescue League(ARL) of Southern RI
783-7606 506B Curtis Corner Rd., Peacedale

Defenders of Animals
738-3710 PO Box 5634, Providence 02903

East Greenwich Animal Protection League
885-1158 PO Box 184, E. Greenwich 02818

Feline Fund
439-5443 PO Box 10393, Cranston 02910

Hope for Animals Sanctuary
766-6012 PO Box 816, Slatersville 02876

Humane Assoc. of N.W.R.I.
568-5734 85 Main St., Pascoag 02859

North Kingstown Animal Protection League
294-1115 PO Box 83, N. Kingstown 02852

PAWS New England
all all breed rescue group

848-9TNR PO Box 3054, Newport, 02840

Placing Paws
624-3119 625-1570 1320 Main Rd. Tiverton 02878

Potter League for Animals
846-8276 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown, 02872

Providence Animal Rescue League
(PARL) 421-1399 34 Elbow St., Providence 02903

RI Animal Rights Coalition
247-4898 PO Box 3463, Peacedale, 02883

RI Animal Disaster Response 738-2513

782-1698 477 South Rd., Wakefield 02879

438-8150 186 Amaral St., East Providence 02915

Sweet Binks Rabbit Rescue
623-1340 PO Box 415, Foster, 02825

Volunteer Services for Animals
(Statewide office) 273-0358 27 Dryden Lane, Providence, RI 02904 www.VolunteerServicesfor Animals.orgÊÊ

Westerly-Chariho ARL

Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of RI
294-6363 25 Shermantown Road., North Kingstown, 02852

Rhode Island Municiple Shelters and VSA
Barrington 437-3936 c/o Police Department

Bristol 253-4834 Bristol Animal Shelter Midturn Farm Rd, Bristol

Burrillville 568-9480 Burrillville Animal Shelter 131 Clear River Drive

Central Falls 333-0950 See Lincoln Animal Shelter 25 Wellington Road

Charlestown 364-1211 Charlestown AnimalÊ Shelter Sand Hill Road

Coventry 822-9106 Coventry Animal Shelter 1670 Flat River Road

Cranston Cranston VSA/24 hr helpline 464-8700 944-3313

Cranston Animal Shelter Cranston VSA 920 Phenix Avenue 120 Mirick Avenue

Cumberland 333-2745 Cumberland Animal Shelter 4 4 Martin Street

East Greenwich 886-8640 c/o Police Department

East Providence Shelter East Providence VSA 435-7675 433-1946

East Providence Animal Shelter East ProvidenceVSA 62 Commercial Way 6 Glen Avenue

Exeter 294-2754 Animal Control 169 South County Trail
Foster 397-3317 c/o Police Deptartment

Glocester 568-3885 Glocester Animal Shelter Chestnut Hill Road

Hopkinton 377-7785 Hopkinton Animal Shelter Woodville Road

Jamestown 423-7249 c/o Police Department
Johnston 231-4210 Animal Control

Lincoln Shelter Lincoln VSA 333-0950 333-0950
Lincoln Animal Shelter

Lincoln VSA 25 Wellington Road 25 Wellington Road

Middletown 846-8276
Potter League for Animals 87 Oliphant Lane Narragansett 783-7606

ARL Of Southern RI 506B Curtis Corner Rd., Peacedale

Newport 846-8276 Potter League For Animals 87 Oliphant Lane

North Kingstown 295-5579 N. Kingstown Animal Shelter Hamilton Allenton Road

North Providence 233-1492 N. Providence Animal Shelter 900 Smithfield Road

North Smithfield North Smithfield VSA 766-0377 766-0377

N. Smithfield Animal Shelter N. Smithfield VSA 281

Quaker Highway 281 Quaker Highway Pawtucket 722-4243 Pawtucket Animal Shelter Newport Ave, Slater Park

Portsmouth 846-8276 Potter League for Animals 87 Oliphant Lane

Providence Providence VSA 243-6040 941-6830 Animal Control

Providence VSA 7 Service Road, 7 Service Road

Richmond 539-8289 Animal Control 51 Buttonwood Road

Scituate 647-7200 Scituate Animal Shelter George Washington Hwy

Smithfield 233-1055 Smithfield Animal Shelter 3 Spragueville Road

South Kingstown 789-5515 S. Kingstown Animal Shelter Asa Pond Road

Tiverton 624-4770 c/o Police Dept

Warren 245-4569 Warren Animal Shelter Wood Street

Warwick Warwick VSA 468-4377 270-6492 Warwick Animal Control

Warwick VSA Service Road P.O. Box #7544, Warwick 02887

Westerly 348-2558 Westerly Animal Shelter 5 Union Street
West Greenwich 397-8073 Animal Control 280 Victory Highway

West Warwick West Warwick VSA 822-9250 828-2130
W. Warwick Animal Shelter West Warwick VSA Hay Street P.O. Box #56, West Warwick 02893

Woonsocket Woonsocket VSA 766-6571 765-4174
Woonsocket Animal Shelter

Woonsocket VSA Cat Sanctuary Cumberland Hill Road 266 Mendon Road


Massachusetts Humane Organizations

Faxon ARL of Fall River 508-676-1061 474 Durfee St., Fall River 02720

Forever Paws
508-677-9154 300 Lynnwood St. Fall River 02724

Friends of the Attleboro Animal Shelter
508-761-5617 Pond St., PO Box 592, Attleboro, MA 02703

Second Chance Rescue
508-226-2182 52 Fairfield St. Rehoboth 02769

Animal Rescue League of Boston 10 Chandler St., Boston, MA - (617) 426-9170

MSPCA Angell 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130 (617) 522-5055 (They have 6 other locations in MA)

MassPAWS P.O. Box 520136
Winthrop MA 02152 • 617-846-5586

Northeast Animal Shelter
Salem, MA


MassachusettsMuniciple Shelters
Attleboro 508-761-5617 Pond St. Attleboro, 02703

City of Boston Animal Shelter 26 Mahler Road, Roslindale (617)635-1800 or 635-1913

Dog Orphans 508-476-1855 90 Webster Street, 01516

Foxborough 508-543-0662 27 Spring St., 02035

Leicester 508-892-9891 3 Washington St., 01524

Mansfield 508-261-7339 175 Fruit St., 02048

Middleboro 508-946-2455 50 Access Rd., 02346 n/a
New Bedford 508-995-6661

North Attleborough 508-699-0128 Cedar Rd., 02760

Norton 508-286-2655 84 Hill St., 02766

Rehoboth 508-252-5421

Seekonk 508-336-6663 100 Peck Street

Swansea 508-679-6446 68 Stevens Rd., 02777

Taunton 508-822-1463 821 W. Water St., 02780

Wrentham 508-384-0501 100 Stonewall Blvd., 02093



Breed Clubs and Rescues
American Boxer Club, Inc

The Boxer Rescue, Inc.

American Bullmastiff Association

American Fox Terrier Club

American Lhasa Apso Club

Cairn Terrier Club of America

American Maltese Association

Bearded Collie Club of America

Bichon Frise Club of America, Inc

Bull Terrier Club of America Rescue

Spaniel Rescue of New England, Inc

Collie Rescue League of New England, Inc

Colonial Basset Hound Rescue

Curly-Coated Retriever Club of America

German Shephard Rescue of New England, Inc

Golden Retriever Club of America, Inc

Great Dane Club of America

Greyhound Rescue and Rehabilitation

Keeshond Rescue of Rhode Island at:

New England Doberman Rescue

North East All Retriever Rescue

ROAR Rottweiler Rescue, Inc

Siberian Husky Club of America SOS

Beagle Rescue, Inc

Rabbit Care Information
Hopsii's Rabbit Haven -
A house rabbit information website to help other rabbit owners.



Animal Hospitals in Southern NE


RI Veterinary Medical Association


24 Hour Emergency Vets
Ocean State Veterinary Specialists
1480 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818
(401) 886-OSVS (6787)

Emergency Veterinary Services of Rhode Island
205 Hallene Road, Suite 213
Warwick, RI 02886
(401) 732-1811

Warwick Animal Hospital

1950 Elmwood Avenue
Warwick, RI 02888
(401) 785-2222

Cranston VSA 24-hour Helpline , 401-944-3313

RI Poison Control, 401-277-5727

National Animal Poison Control, 800-548-2423

Rabies Hotline 800-482-7878

Reduced Cost Spay Neuter Programs 401-979-2004

Pet Loss and Grief
C.A.R.E. Pet Loss Helpline Phone (877) 394-CARE

Companion Animal Memorial Fund Phone (217) 333-2762

Support Groups
Potter League for Animals (401) 846-8276 (Pre-registration required)

Volunteer Services for Animals Monthly support group facilitated by Carolyn Obrecht, MSW (401) 273-0358

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