OSCAR ALERTS Lost Pet? We'll get the word out. View More THROW US A BONE? Every donation makes a difference! View More OUR MISSION is to promote the health and welfare of abandoned or lost pets, and to educate and assist those who care for them.

Furry Friend Support

Looking for financial support? Contact us at info@standupforanimals.org and let us know how we can help ~ we just ask that you are in our service area: Charlestown, Richmond, Hopkinton, Westerly, Stonington & North Stonington. Included in Stonington are the villages of Pawcatuck, Lords Point, Wequetequock, and the eastern halves of the villages of Mystic and Old Mystic. 

Looking to support our animal welfare initiatives?  Make monetary donations to  Stand Up For Animals by making an online donation HERE.  Checks may be mailed to SUFA, 33 Larry Hirsch Lane, Suite B, Westerly, RI 02891

Gladly accepting donations of pet food ~

For Cats: unopened bags and/or cans of cat food and/or scoopable cat litter (any brand)

For Dogs: unopened bags and/or cans of dog food (any brand)


When and where to donate: Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM donations are accepted at Stand Up For Animals office located in the Westerly Animal Shelter.

Our Mission

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

Missing Pet Support

Is your pet missing? Click here to request an Oscar Alert.  We’ll post it on our social media page, send out an eblast and offer help in finding your furry friend.  Please be sure to complete all the required information and include a picture.

Upcoming Events

The Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Avenue, Westerly, RI 02891
Calabrese Club, 28 Pleasant Street, Westerly, RI 02891

Preparing for Emergencies

The Westerly Animal Shelter 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).  Pease visit http://www.dem.ri.gov/animals/ to learn more.

Low-Cost Wellness Clinic

The SUFA facility is shared with the Westerly Animal Shelter & Wellness Clinic.  If you are looking to schedule a veterinary appointment, please click the corresponding button below.

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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