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