The Town of Smithfield has entered into a Joint Facility Agreement with the Town of Lincoln. As a result of this agreement, Smithfield Animal Control Officers will utilize the animal shelter located at 25 Wellington Road, Lincoln, RI (see map below) Smithfield Animal Control Officers will also continue to use the animal shelter located at 3 Spragueville Road, Smithfield, RI, as office space.
PHONE: 401-233-1055, for an emergency call the Smithfield Police at 401-231-2500.
LOCATION: Animals in the custody of Smithfield Animal Control are housed at 25 Wellington Road, Lincoln, RI. Smithfield Animal Control Officers will continue to maintain office space at 3 Spragueville Road, Smithfield, RI.
SPAYING & NEUTERING: We have programs available for spaying and neutering pets at a reduced cost.
WILDLIFE: We no longer trap nuisance wildlife (skunks, raccoons, etc.). All nuisance wildlife complaints must be referred to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management or private pest control companies.
The Town of Smithfield’s Annual Rabies Clinic will be held on Saturday, April 4th, 2020, from 1:00pm – 3:00pm at the Smithfield Department of Public Works garage, 3 Spragueville Road, Smithfield, RI.
The cost of the vaccinations are $10 (CASH ONLY).
3 year vaccinations will be given ONLY with PROOF of prior vaccination.
A rabies tag IS NOT confirmation.
Town of Smithfield dog licensing will also be available that day for $8.00. Licensing of dogs is mandated by town ordinance and RIGL 4-13-4.
All dogs must be on leash and under the owner control at all times, all cats must be in carriers.
All RIVMA rabies clinics are open to all state residents. If there are any questions, please contact the Animal Shelter at 401-233-1055.
RABIES VACCINATIONS REMINDER: Pet owners are reminded to keep their rabies vaccinations current. Rabies clinics are held annually, many vaccinations may have already expired. Take no chances. Please see your veterinarian to update your pet’s shots.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I contact Smithfield Animal Control?
The best way to contact Smithfield Animal Control is to call their main phone number, (401) 233-1055. If there’s no answer, please leave a message. If you are reporting an emergency, please contact the Smithfield Police Department at (401) 231-2500 or 911, and the police department will make contact with an Animal Control Officer.
Where is the shelter located?
As a result of the Joint Facility Agreement with the Town of Lincoln, animals in the custody of Smithfield Animal Control are housed at the animal shelter located at 25 Wellington Road, Lincoln, RI. Smithfield Animal Control continues to maintain office space at 3 Spragueville Road, Smithfield, RI.
When are Smithfield Animal Control Officers available?
Smithfield Animal Control Officers are available seven (7) days a week:
Mondays from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesdays from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesdays from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursdays & Fridays from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturdays & Sundays from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
What are the procedures for adopting a pet?
An adoption fee is required and you must sign the following documents:
- Fees: Cats ($95), Male Dogs ($125), Female Dogs ($150).
- Fill out a Pet Adoption Agreement at the shelter.
- Rabies vaccination is required within fourteen (14) days;
- Agree to have the animal spayed or neutered within thirty (30) days. (Per state law).
Animal Control Wardens do not handle nuisance wildlife. If a resident has a complaint about nuisance wildlife, it is recommended that they contact the Rhode Island Division of Environmental Management (DEM) or a private pest control company.