Newport County Animal Shelter

Find Newport 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.

Humane Society of Jamestown PO Box 681 Jamestown RI 02835 401-423-0413

Jamestown Animal Control 250 Conanicus Avenue Jamestown RI 02835 401-423-1212

PAWS Watch PO Box 3711 Newport RI 02840 401-848-9057

Placing PAWS 1320 Main Road Tiverton RI 02878 401-624-9562

Portsmouth Animal Control 2270 East Main Road Portsmouth RI 02871 401-643-0136

Potter League For Animals 87 Oliphant Lane Middletown RI 02842 401-846-8276

About Animal Shelters

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.