PLEASE NOTE: Effective December 1, 2010, there will be $50 fee for all incoming dogs and cats, and a $20 fee for all small animals coming into the Animal Rescue League of Southern Rhode Island. All incoming animals must be current with their rabies vaccination.
*Please note: Fees are subject to change based on anticipated veterinary costs per animal.
Making an appointment
An appointment is required to surrender any pet, with "drop-off" appointments made primarily between the hours of 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM though other accommodations may be made if agreed upon with our Shelter Manager. Please call the shelter at 401-783-7606 to inquire about available appointments and to be sure we have space available for your pet.
We are a shelter that can best be termed a "limited admission" shelter; meaning we do not euthanize animals in our care simply to make room for incoming animals or for space. Therefore, there may be a waiting list at our shelter to take in an owned pet. We do have a small number of foster homes that we are currently looking to develop, and as such, we will try to accommodate your needs as quickly as we can.
As space permits, ARL/SRI accepts many types of small animals, and birds, so please inquire about our capacity to accept small animals other than dogs and cats.