Bristol County Animal Shelter

Find Bristol County Rhode Island animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Barrington Animal Control 95 Country Road Warren RI 02885 401-245-4569


Barrington Police Control 100 Federal Road Barrington RI 02806 401-437-3936

Bristol Animal Shelter 10 Minturn Farm Rd Bristol RI 02809 401-253-4834

Bristol Animal Shelter 395 Metacom Avenue Bristol RI 02809 401-253-4834

Scottish Terrier Rescue of Ri PO Box 242 Barrington RI 02806 401-434-7649

Warren Animal Shelter 80 Wood Street Warren RI 02885 401-245-4569

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What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.