Upcoming event
October 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM

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

McQuades Marketplace, 106 Main St, Westerly, RI 02891
2984 CMDR Oliver Hazard Perry Memorial Highway, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879
McQuades Marketplace, 106 Main St, Westerly, RI 02891
Grey Sail Brewing Company, 63 Canal Street, Westerly, RI 02891

SUFA Facebook Updates

13 hours ago

Stand Up For Animals

OSCAR ALERT - Missing a male American longhair black tuxedo cat in the fenner hill area. Lives on Fenner Hill Road in Hope Valley, Rhode Island. Has not been seen since Friday October 19 and answers to the name of Lou. Has 4 white feet and the tip of his tail is also white. The cat is not microchipped. He is very talkative any info please reply to this email or to Kevin Ruffner (401)450-2785 ...

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15 hours ago

Stand Up For Animals

OSCAR ALERT - Pookie has been missing since the evening of October17th. The family just moved to Mystic so they’re concerned that he cannot find his way back to their new home. He is a beautiful Bengal with the characteristic leopard spots. True to his breed, he loves to go outside and is a great hunter.

“I recommend that people do not try to catch him - that will be very difficult and he has serious claws. Instead please call me immediately and I'll come with his favorite treats”.

Name: Pookie
Date Missing: 10/17 in the evening
Address: 214 Cedar Rd, Mystic CT
Nearby Landmarks: Beebe Pond Park
Gender: Male
Age: 3 years
Breed: Bengal
Color: brown & tan, leopard spots
Type: Cat
Identifying Marks: leopard spots, one of his ears has a little slice at the tip missing, no collar (he's a danger to himself when he tries to get it off), green eyes
Microchip: Yes
Owner's Name: Kate Presto
Contact Info: 540-220-8017, kate@kisallc.com

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Bring your leashed pet, bring your family and friends or just bring yourself and join us for brews and treats!! Grey Sail Brewing RI will be unveiling a new brew “Coffee Brown Ale” specially made for Stand Up For Animals!! 100% of sales will be donated to SUFA.

There will be pizza available, for purchase, as well as donated food items to snack on. Receive a raffle ticket for each pet food item donated! Please share with friends and family......

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Now available, 2019 pet Calendar, Only $10
100% of the proceeds to benefit local animals
Click here to purchase. Price includes shipping.

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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