VSA – Volunteer Services for Animals offers financial assistance to pet owners for cat and dog spay/neuter or for sick animals who need veterinary care. The mission of VSA is to reduce the overpopulation of cats and dogs in shelters, and educate about responsible companion animal ownership.

Statewide Assistance:

P.O. Box 6263

Providence, RI 02940

Email: vsaheadquarters@yahoo.com

East Providence Chapter

P.O. Box 16142

Rumford, RI 02916

PHONE: (401) 434-6036

Email: ri.epvsa@yahoo.com


HANDS that HEAL – provides pet food to struggling pet owners and financial help for veterinary care. They financially assist owners when their sick pets need veterinary care. They are dedicated to keeping the owners with their loyal companions despite financial troubles.

PHONE: Elaine Birrell (401)-647-1488


CATS – Cat Adoption Team Services works to protect cats in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. They trap, spay/neuter, and return feral cats to their colonies in order to prevent repopulation. They also foster and adopt out neglected and abandoned cats and kittens. If you have unneutered/unspayed stray cats living in your neighborhood, please call or email.

P.O. Box 15194

Riverside, RI 02915

PHONE: (401) 433-1946


ADOPT Animals Depend on People Too is a non profit organization dedicated to helping homeless pets, educating the public on responsible pet care, assisting families with overwhelming veterinary bills and helping people get the care they need for their animals.

Email: Sage999cat@cox.net



RISPCA Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is an organization that protects animals from abuse.  They also aid the impoverished, elderly, and disabled with veterinary bills via “The Marvin Fund.”

Rhode Island SPCA

186 Amaral St.

Riverside, RI 02915

PHONE: (401) 438-8150



PAWS WATCH – is an organization that provides veterinary care for feral cat colonies. They work to spay/neuter and vaccinate the feral cat population in order to manage the numbers of cats living on the streets. If you have unneutered/unspayed stray cats living in your neighborhood, please call or email.

PHONE: (401) 848-9867

P.O. Box 3711

Newport, RI 02840

Email: Cats@pawswatch.org