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Who we are

Stand Up For Animals is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to operate a state-of-the-art animal shelter, adoption center and regional outreach facility to promote the health and welfare of abandoned or lost pets and to educate and assist those who care for them.

“Our vision is to create a place where animals will be treated with compassion and dignity.”

The SUFA facility is shared with the Westerly Animal Shelter & Wellness Clinic, if you are looking to schedule your veterinary appointment with the Westerly Animal Shelter, please click the corresponding button below. In addition, if you are looking to join our membership, click the download button below to download our membership form.

Animal Emergency Preparedness

The Westerly Animal Shelter / Stand Up For Animals facility is one of four in the State of Rhode Island equipped to house pets during a time of disaster.  If you are evacuated from your home and cannot take your pet(s) to your location, please bring your pet(s) to our facility (33 Larry Hirsch Lane, Westerly, RI).  For information please contact Erika Lebling, Shelter Manager, at 401-584-7941 or email her at elebling@westerlyri.gov.

Please visit http://www.dem.ri.gov/animals/ to learn more.

Upcoming Events

116 Granite Street, Westerly, RI
Bruce Ladd Memorial Dog Park, 33 Larry Hirsch Lane, Westerly, RI
Lake of Isles Golf Course, North Stonington, CT

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We’ll miss you Erika Lebling and wish you only the best in your new endeavors!!! Stay in touch! ...

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Eva went missing on Saturday, January 26th. She was last seen between Market St and Cutler St in Warren, RI. Her owner was mugged while walking her and she ran away. Eva is a 3 year old Chihuahua/Shitzu mix and weighs about 15 lbs. She is an emotional support dog and is very timid. Eva was last seen wearing a harness, sweater and dragging her leash. She is not microchipped. $1,000 cash reward no questions asked. If you see Eva, please call Laurel and Adrienne at 401-252-9122 or 508-294-0676. ...

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SUFA Stories

Leila’s Story

Words from the staff – Someone brought this kitten in during the winter of 2016, almost frozen to death. She was a really cute kitten and we held her to our chests with a warm water bottle to revive her!   Words from a happy adopter about Leila – Last winter I adopted Leila from…

August 21, 2018
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Patches’ Story

I just wanted to share an update about the wonderful cat Patches we adopted in June.  She is doing very well in her new home. Our other cat Willy is overjoyed to have her around. They hang out and play all the time. Our two dogs have done very well with her as well. She…

August 21, 2018
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Nina’s Story

Nina is a true fairy tale story that we would hope for all of our rescues! She came to us on February 8, 2018, as a surrendered dog. She was completely insecure, would not make eye contact and would shake uncontrollably when you just looked at her.  It seemed like all she wanted to do…

August 4, 2018
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