See a stray? Make the call.
If you have a situation involving an animal, please call your local animal control officer. Local animal control agencies exist to protect and assist with many animal issues facing the public, from stray dogs to wild animals on private property.
Got fowl? The Rhode Island Division of Agriculture/Animal Health is requesting that owners of chickens, turkeys, ducks and other fowl register to be contacted in case of an infectious outbreak
Reporting Cruelty & Neglect
As a rule, failure to provide adequate food, water, and shelter or the use of physical force sufficient to leave a mark or otherwise cause injury constitutes cruelty to animals according to most state laws.
If you believe an animal is being mistreated, contact your local animal control officer. Your actions may not only help the animal, but also identify a person in need of help. Intervention can prevent escalation of abuse.