We are the oldest animal welfare organization/animal shelter in the state of Rhode Island. Founded in 1870, we are not only the oldest in the state of Rhode Island but the third oldest in the United States. We have a nearly 150 year history and track record of leading the charge for animal welfare in the region.
We are not just an animal shelter. We are the only non-profit animal rescue organization in the state of Rhode Island that is legally able to investigate and prosecute animal cruelty cases. We work tirelessly with state and local agencies to stop animal cruelty in all its forms. This includes animal cruelty investigations and aiding the state of Rhode Island in the writing of legislation to protect “those who cannot speak for themselves”