We need your help to keep the animals in our communities safe. If you suspect an animal is being abused or neglected, please contact your local Animal Control or the Rhode Island Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ (RISPCA) Humane Law Enforcement Department at 401-438-8150 ext. 3 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your actions may not only help the animal, but also identify a person in need of help. Intervention can prevent escalation of abuse.
When reporting the proper evidence and witnesses are required to successfully build a case for seizure and/or prosecution. The following information should be provided to investigators:
As a rule, failure to provide adequate food, water, and shelter or the use of physical force sufficient to leave a mark or otherwise cause injury constitutes cruelty to animals according to most state laws.
What to look for: