The animal shelter has a volunteer group called Friends of the Bristol Animal Shelter is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization working to supplement the efforts of the Town of Bristol, RI's no-kill Animal Care and Adoption Center. It is their mission to assist in providing a safe environment and emergency veterinary funding for the animals in their care until they find their forever homes. Please visit their website for more information:
In order to adopt an animal from the shelter, you must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid form of I.D. Adopter must show proof of home ownership or a rental lease which allows pets. The adoption fee for cats is $85 and for dogs is $100 payable by check or money order only. Adoption applications are filled out at the shelter only, and only after you have met and interacted with the animal and have interviewed with an officer. All animals available for adoption can be viewed on petfinder.
PET OF THE MONTH:
Angel …It could be considered a prophecy of sorts that Angel was found in a church parking lot, because she came into the shelter with a Guardian Angel watching over her. Angel came to the Shelter emaciated, her eyes, gums and ears a dark yellow. Angel’s liver and kidneys were shutting down, and her blood count life threatening. Her recovery was slower than hoped for, and her prognosis appeared hopeless. But shelter staff and volunteers refused to surrender Angel’s fate. Hand fed, pampered and monitored closely, Angel began her slow recovery back. Her yellow skin began to fade, and she started eating on her own. As Angel’s body began to heal, so did her spirit. Angel began to seek out a gentle hand, and responded to a kind voice. Throughout Angel’s near death experience, the Bristol Animal Shelter never wavered in the care she needed. There can be no doubt that this feisty feline used one of her nine lives. Now healthy and content, Angel is looking for her forever home. Call 401/253-4834.
The Bristol Animal Shelter impounds stray dogs and sick or injured cats only. Persons wishing to surrender an animal must contact a private humane agency.
10 Minturn Farm Road
Bristol, RI 02809
Hours of Operation (opened 7 days a week!):
Mon – Wed 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.