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Animal Control Division

Our two-fold mission at the East Providence Animal Control Center is to provide temporary shelter and permanent homes for the stray and abandoned domestic animals within this City and to enforce state and local laws pertaining to public safety and animal welfare.

Our animal control facility, located at 62 Commercial Way, holds up to 18 cats and up to 22 dogs. Our facility also has quarantine areas for dogs and cats to protect the citizens and animals of the city from the spread of zoonotic diseases including, but not limited to, the rabies virus. Our staff is devoted to every aspect of animal care--including sanitation as well as veterinary treatment for sick and injured animals--in hopes to provide every stray and abandoned animal of this city with a suitable home.

Our Animal Control Officers work diligently with state and local agencies to investigate cruelty complaints and to prosecute those in violation of local ordinances and state statutes pertaining to animals. The Officers are frequently conducting hearings to protect the public from vicious dogs, which are a persistent threat to the safety of our citizens. With the help of the East Providence Police Department, and the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA), the Officers seek to enhance the quality of life for the citizens and the animals of the city through public outreach and awareness. Our animal control officers and staff members are continually being trained to ensure that they are able to confront every issue with the highest degree of professionalism and competence.

Animal Control Services such as Dog License application, Spay and neuter appliclation and Adoption application can be found below in the Quick Links.