You Help Us Make the Difference...

Stand Up For Animals (SUFA) is an independent 501c3 non-profit organization that provides assistance to animals and families in Westerly, RI and surrounding towns.  We rely solely on donations from generous individuals, businesses, and foundations to support our work at the shelter and in the community.   We support the needs of the animals at our state of the art animal shelter facility that we built for the Town of Westerly. We also provide financial assistance to families in need and to shelters in our service area that have animals that require medical care, whether it’s routine, spay/neuter, emergency, dental or prescription, but find the cost unaffordable. 

Donations and grants ensure that all animals receive proper medical care and that we exhaust every opportunity to prevent surrenders because of veterinary care costs.

We continue to fundraise through these unprecedented times and we are very fortunate to live and work in a community that cares so deeply and passionately for all animals.  The positive feedback, care, support that we receive plus knowing that we are making a significant difference in the lives of many animals is our motivation. 

We are working tirelessly to help families and in 2021, we approved approximately

  • 90 pet emergencies totaling $27,361.00
  • 131 spay/neuters totaling $14,146.00

We support the animals housed at Westerly Animal Shelter by ~

  • paying for the all of the medicine and medical supplies needed for all of the shelter animals. The total that we spent in 2021 was $14,917.07
  • contributing $10,000 to the Shelter Veterinary’s yearly salary
  • paying for behavioral assessments for shelter dogs or cats, if needed and in 2021 we paid $1,425.00 for these assessments
  • paying for specialized Veterinary care that is needed 
  • contributing to shelter enhancements that benefit the shelter animals and in 2021, we contributed $6,000 to the new K9 turf that was installed in the shelter’s dog run