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Animal Wellness Clinic

Veterinary care for your companion animals is critical to their health and welfare.  Don’t put off their care due to cost.

Stand Up For Animals has launched a full-time animal wellness clinic at the Westerly Animal Shelter located at 33 Larry Hirsch Lane, Westerly, RI.

Don’t put off the much needed care.  Call our clinic at 401-414-4785 or click the link below to make an appointment online.

“If your pet is coughing/sneezing or having vomiting/diarrhea please schedule a checkup with your regular vet.  Out of consideration for our shelter population we are not seeing pets with these types of illnesses.”

Effective 6/1/2024 a $50 deposit will be required when booking all surgical appointments and is non-refundable if not canceled 72 hours (3 days) in advance and  a $15 fee will be assessed for missed wellness appointments.

Our Mission

Stand Up For Animals is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the health and welfare of animals in our region as well as 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

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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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