To many Rhode Islanders, the cost of quality veterinary care for their beloved pets is out of reach. Elderly, disabled, or low-income pet owners are often left with nowhere to turn when their pet is in need of care. Unfortunately these situations can leave a pet owner with no other choice other than to surrender their beloved pet to a local shelter. In 2016, the RI Veterinary Medical Association’s Companion Animal Foundation and the RI Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals came together to create the Pets In Need (PIN) Veterinary Clinic. The PIN Clinic’s mission is to provide compassionate, high-quality veterinary care to the pets of low-income Rhode Island residents.
Pets In Need Veterinary Clinic is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and full service veterinary clinic that offers low-cost, high quality medical and surgical services for pets of eligible low-income Rhode Island pet owners.