NPAWS was born in 2020 out of concern for the well being of animals within the care of North Providence Animal Control. The current facility and services are severely inadequate.
Three long time friends and residents of North Providence came together to address the longstanding, desperate need for a new shelter, and the introduction of basic, essential sheltering programs and services.
We are happy to report that our efforts have contributed to the start of the new shelter construction in the summer of 2022! We're closely monitoring the progress and also looking to implement programs to help keep animals out of the shelter system by providing assistance to residents that will help them keep their companions, or assist them within finding suitable placement if surrender is necessary.
NPAWS President: Cathy Lanni
NPAWS Vice President/Treasurer: Jo-Ann D'Alessandro
NPAWS Secretary: Alicia Sansone
We are relentlessly pursuing the promised construction of a new shelter. Through uniting the community, garnering support and engaging town officials we are advocating to break ground ASAP.
TNR programs stop the breeding cycle of feral cats. As they're often not adoptable, these cats are humanely trapped, spayed/neutered, vaccinated then released and cared for in the community.
Some animals are reluctantly surrendered by families who run into hard times. Establishing a pet food distribution program will assist families with feeding their pets and keep them out of the shelter.
Many people love their pets but don’t have the means to provide basic medical care, or find suitable placement as a last resort. We will provide veterinary and placement assistance.
Limited staffing is a concern at the shelter but our community is full of caring people who want to help. So problem solved! Implementing volunteer and fundraising programs will benefit all sides.
Engaging the community through interactive, educational programs will serve to spread compassion and responsible pet ownership, while providing a strong sense of social support.