It is never an easy decision to relinquish your pet, but there are resources to help:

Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Located at: 186 Amaral Street, Riverside RI
(401) 438-8150

Providence Animal Rescue League
Located at: 34 Elbow Street, Providence RI
(401) 421-1399

Animal Rescue League of Southern Rhode Island
Located at: 506B Curtis Corner road, Peace Dale RI
(401) 792-2233

Potter League for Animals
Located at: 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown RI
(401) 846-8276

For information for veterinarians and guidance for pet owners visit the Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association’s website at

In the case of an emergency, please contact:

Ocean State Veterinary Specialists (OSVS)
Located at: 1480 S County Trail, East Greenwich, RI 02818.
(401) 886-6787
Mass-RI Veterinary ER
Located at: 477 Milford Rd., Swansea, MA 02777.
(508) 730-1112
Bay State Veterinary Emergency Services
Located at: 6 Baptist Street, Swansea, MA 02777.
(508) 379-1233