Our History

The Animal Rescue League of Southern Rhode Island started in 1938 with a small number of concerned citizens that recognized the need for a humane organization dedicated to the protection and care of stray, abandoned, abused and homeless animals.

In 1969, the ARLSRI moved to Curtis Corner Road in Peace Dale Rhode Island, where we care for approximately 50 cats, and 20 dogs, and other small animals such as guinea pigs at any given time.


Our Mission

The mission of the Animal Rescue League of Southern Rhode Island is to find permanent and suitable homes for animals in need, provide interim humane care for those animals and to promote the humane treatment of all animals.  To prove this mission the ARLSRI has adopted a “no kill” policy to all animals admitted to the shelter.

The League’s extended mission includes organizing educational classes for children and adults, providing the community with volunteer opportunities and interaction with pets, and addressing animal-related problems in the community.