Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town has had to adjust operations at a number of our buildings. The Animal Shelter will be closed to the public beginning March 14th, 2020 and until further notice, in the interest of abiding by State and local requirements to protect against the spread of COVID-19. During this closure, staff will continue to report to work, however the Shelter will be closed to the public, and open by appointment only for adoptions.
No donated items will be accepted, and no visitors are permitted (in the building or on the grounds). Thank you for thinking of us, but please do not come to the Shelter during this closure. As there are updates to Town operations, information will be posted to the Town's website, official press releases, and official social media page. We thank you for your patience, and understanding during this difficult time.
South Kingstown Animal Shelter
Founded in 1980, the South Kingstown Animal Shelter accepts neglected, abandoned, and/or stray dogs, cats, and other domestic animals from South Kingstown and Narragansett, as it is a regional shelter serving both communities. The Animal Shelter is committed to improving the quality of life of all strays in its care. To this end, adoption applicants are carefully screened. All possible medical care, including preventative attention, is given to the animals. The Animal Shelter continues to maintain a policy of euthanizing animals only for extreme behavioral problems or incurable medical conditions.
In 2009, the Town Council authorized an award of contract for the construction of the new Animal Shelter Facility. Ground breaking took place in April 2010. Shelter operations were moved into the newly constructed addition in January 2012. This state of the art facility supports the Shelter’s philosophy to provide the animals with the best quality care possible utilizing all available resources.