Animal Control

Our two-fold mission at the East Providence Animal Control Center is to provide temporary shelter and permanent homes for the stray and abandoned domestic animals within this City and to enforce state and local laws pertaining to public safety and animal welfare. 

Our animal control facility, located at 62 Commercial Way, holds up to 18 cats and up to 22 dogs.  Our facility also has quarantine areas for dogs and cats to protect the citizens and animals of the city from the spread of zoonotic diseases including, but not limited to, the rabies virus.  Our staff is devoted to every aspect of animal care--including sanitation as well as veterinary treatment for sick and injured animals--in hopes to provide every stray and abandoned animal of this City with a suitable home.

Our Animal Control Officers work diligently with state and local agencies to investigate cruelty complaints and to prosecute those in violation of local ordinances and state statutes pertaining to animals.  The Officers are frequently conducting hearings to protect the public from vicious dogs, which are a persistent threat to the safety of our citizens.  With the help of the East Providence Police Department, and the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (R.I.S.P.C.A.), the Officers seek to enhance the quality of life for the citizens and the animals of the City through public outreach and awareness.  Our Animal Control Officers and staff members are continually being trained to ensure that they are able to confront every issue with the highest degree of professionalism and competence.

The hours of operation for the Animal Control Center are 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, 7 days a week, including holidays. Our Officers are on the road every day from 8 am - 4 pm. 

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Contact Information

William Muggle, Animal Control Supervisor

Phone: (401) 435-7500 x20600

62 Commercial Way

East Providence, RI 02914

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