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Pets

Pets

Pets can be the reason we get out of bed in the morning. They provide companionship and help to relieve a sense of loneliness and isolation.

According to the CDC people over the age of 65 need 150 minutes of moderate physical activity each week such as a brisk walk. Several research studies have shown that dog owners walk an average 23 minutes more per day than non-dog owners do. That is roughly the equivalent of a 10-minute morning, afternoon, and evening walk. Walking your dog has been shown to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and improve memory. A daily walk also helps strengthen the muscles used for balance and coordination-important for fall prevention.

The following businesses and organizations help Seniors, individuals with a low income, or who have special needs to take care of their pets. They appreciate financial donations, towels, blankets, office, and cleaning supplies. (Proof of residency, or age, or income, may be required)

Companion Animal Welfare  Society
88 West Warwick Avenue
West Warwick, RI 02893
401-615-2200

http://www.cawsri.org/

Dogs on Deployment
This organization provides volunteers who care for a Veteran’s pets (cats, dogs, birds, reptiles etc) when the Veteran is being deployed OR going inpatient for treatment. They will work with all era Veterans .  Online application required at dogsondeployment.org, upload DD-214 and a letter on VA letterhead stating why they need the service and for how long.

Hands that Heal
401-647-2702

 

Oaklawn  Animal Hospital
655 Oaklawn Avenue
Cranston, RI 02921
401-943-0500

https://www.oaklawnanimalhospital.com/

 

Pets in Need Vet Clinic
40 Amaral Street
Riverside, RI 02915
401-270-3832

 

Potter League for Animals
P.O. Box 412
Newport, RI 02840
401-846-8276

http://www.potterleague.org/

 

RI Parrot Rescue
2141 W. Shore Rd
Warwick, RI
630-506-3160

http://riparrots.org/

Provides bird sitting service, adoption, rescue, rehab and relinquishments

RI Veterinary Medical Society
302 Pearl Street, #108
Providence, RI 0290
401-751-0994

http://rivma.org/owners/rivma-companion-animal-foundation

 

Safe Pet Program: Abbot Valley Veterinary Center
4322 Diamond Hill Road
Cumberland, RI 02864
401-334-2765

https://www.abbottvalleyvetcenter.com/

Salmon River Mobile Vet (Spay and neutering only)
PO Box 15313
Riverside, RI 02915
401-793-0092

Warwick  Animal Hospital
1950 Elmwood Avenue
Warwick, RI 02888
401-785-2222

http://www.warwickanimalhospitalri.com/

 

Wolf Rock Animal Health Center
710 South County Trail
Exeter, RI 02822
401-294-0102

http://wolfrockanimals.com/

 

Wood River Animal Hospital
P.O. Box 620.
Wyoming, RI 02898
401-539-1199

https://woodriveranimalhospitalinc.com/

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