Upcoming event
March 30, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Oscar Alerts – Is your pet missing? Click here to submit an Oscar alert form.

Bowlathon: Click here to see a list of raffle prizes!

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Stand Up For Animals is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to support the needs of our 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.

“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
33 Larry Hirsch Lane, Westerly, RI 02891
Bruce Ladd Memorial Dog Park, 33 Larry Hirsch Lane, Westerly, RI
Lake of Isles Golf Course, North Stonington, CT

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A few more lane sponsor shout outs! We're so fortunate to be a part of such a wonderful community!!! Randall, Realtors - Jim Abbott, Murphy Apartments, Uptown Salon & Spa, Chelsea Groton Bank, Frosti Water Cure, Quality Medicine LLC. Walter Scott Curtice, MD and The Westerly Health Center.

And we can't forget our MAJOR SPONSORS -Professional Planning Group; www.ppgadvisors.com/, Creature Comforts Animal Inn LLC; www.ccanimalinn.com/ and VCA Turco Animal Hospital; vcahospitals.com/turco

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12 hours ago

Stand Up For Animals

We' ve been asked "how can we donate without having a paypal account:"?? Donations can be made at any time and they are certainly appreciated. You can mail a check to SUFA, PO Box 1706, Westerly or you can call us at (401) 348-9595 and set up a one time donation or a monthly donation using your credit card! If you do have paypal then you can donate right through our web page under the donate tab; www.standupforanimals.org. Please know that any amount, large or small, adds up and is greatly appreciated!! ...

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13 hours ago

Stand Up For Animals

Thank you Quality Medicine LLC. Walter Scott Curtice, MD for this cool basket from Watch Hill Aesthetics!! Raffle tickets will be available on Saturday, March 30th beginning at 5:00 PM at Alley Katz Bowling Center benefiting Stand Up For Animals!! ...

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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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