It’s National Rescue Dog Day!

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EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Wednesday marks National Rescue Dog Day, which recognizes the benefits of adopting a dog in need of a home.

Rescue dogs often overcome extreme obstacles and yet provide comfort, security and friendship as family pets. According to the ASPCA, approximately 3.3 million dogs enter shelters every year.

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Here are some photos of Rescue Dogs across Southern New England:

Below are some of the rescue dogs owned by members of the Eyewitness News team:

Looking to rescue a dog? Here is a list of Rhode Island shelters put together by Dog Lover’s Digest:

RISPCA
186 Amaral Street
Riverside, RI 02915
Phone: (401) 438-8150
Email: info@rispca.com

Potter League for Animals
87 Oliphant Lane
Middletown, RI 02842
Phone: (401) 846-8276
Email: info@potterleague.org

Bristol Animal Shelter
10 Minturn Farm Rd.
Bristol, RI 02809
Phone: (401) 253-4834
Email: friendsofbristolanimalshelter@gmail.com

Warren Animal Hospital
581 Metacom Ave
Warren, RI 02885
Phone: (401) 245-8313
Email: WAHADOPTIONS@AOL.COM

PawsWatch
P.O. Box 7005
Warwick, RI 02887
Email: cats@pawswatch.org

North Kingstown Animal Shelter
395 Hamilton Allenton Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: 401-295-5579
Email: NKAS395@yahoo.com

Pet Refuge
500 Stony Lane
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: (401) 294-1115
Email: ddoehrmann@yahoo.com

East Greenwich Animal Protection League
P.O. Box 184
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Phone: (401) 467-3670
Email: onlygirlx33@aol.com

Midnight Run Rescue
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Email: midnightrunrescue@gmail.com

Second Chance Cats of Kent County
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: (401) 732-8223
Email: kentcountycats@gmail.com

PAAWS RI
2944 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: (401) 287-4389
Email: contact@paawsri.org

Cat Adoption Team Services
P.O. Box 15194
Riverside, RI 02915
Phone: 401-433-1946
Email: catadoptionteam@aol.com

PAWS New England
Warwick, RI 02888
Email: info@pawsnewengland.com

Ten Lives Cat Rescue
Warwick, RI 02888
Email: hello.tenlives@gmail.com

Hope Cat Rescue
Warwick, RI 02888
Phone: (401) 965-2363
Email: nathancampagna@yahoo.com

Save One Soul Animal Rescue League
PO BOX 498
Wakefield, RI 02880
Email: dogs@sosarl.org

Providence Animal Control
200 Terminal Rd
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: (401) 243-6040
Email: ttorres@aspectsinc.com

Handsome Dan’s Rescue for Pit Bull Type Dogs
Cranston, RI 02905
Email: heather@obhounds.com

East Providence Animal Control Center
62 Commercial Way
East Providence, RI 02914
Phone: (401) 435-7675
Email: epacc@hotmail.com

Animal Rescue Rhode Island
506 B Curtis Corner Rd
P.O. Box 458 Wakefield
South Kingstown, RI 02879
Phone: (401) 783-7606
Email: shelter@animalrescueri.org

Great Dane Rescue of New England
PO Box 100083
Cranston, RI 02910
Email: info@gdrne.org

Tigersden Rescue
Cranston, RI 02910
Email: tigersden6684@yahoo.com

Northwest Animal Protection League
West Warwick, RI 02893
Phone: (401) 286-5931
Email: stacia.pietropaolo@gmail.com

Southpaws Express
West Warwick, RI 02893
Phone:
Email: maramuser@gmail.com

Just Doodles and Friends Rescue
West Warwick, RI 02893
Email: justdoodlesrescue@yahoo.com

Small Dog Rescue of New England Inc
Cranston, RI 02920
Email: smalldogrescuene@gmail.com

Pawswatch Adoptable Cats
Rumford, RI 02916
Email: pawswatchep@gmail.com

Friends of Exeter Animals
169 South County Trail
Exeter, RI 02822
Phone: (401) 294-2754
Email: exeteranimalshelter@town.exeter.ri.us

Volunteer Services for Animals – Warwick
PO Box 6263
Providence, RI 02940
Phone: (401) 273-0358
Email: vsaheadquarters@yahoo.com

Almost Home Rescue, Inc.
P.O. Box 6111
Providence, RI 02940
Phone: (401) 400-1107
Email: support@almosthomeri.org

Pawtucket Animal Shelter
Pawtucket, RI 02862
Phone: 401-722-4243

Scruffy Paws Animal Rescue
Johnston, RI 02919
Email: scruffypawsanimalrescue@gmail.com

HeavenLee’s Rescue
Johnston, RI 02919
Phone: (401) 744-2251
Email: savekittycatsri@gmail.com

Joy’s Tales of Tails
Johnston, RI 02919
Phone: (401) 696-8653
Email: Pumpkin.joystalestails@gmail.com

Friends of Central Falls Animals
Central Falls, RI 02863
Email: adoptions@centralfallsanimals.org

Richmond Animal Control
51 Buttonwood Rd.
Wyoming, RI 02898
Phone: (401) 539-4236
Email: acefido@richmondpd.org

Charlestown Animal Shelter
50 Sand Hill Road
Charlestown, RI 02813
Phone: 401-364-1211

New England Humane Society
Cumberland, RI 02864
Email: newenglandhumanesociety2012@gmail.com

Scituate Animal Shelter
106 George Washington Highway
Clayville, RI 02815
Phone: (401) 647-7200
Email: scituateanimalcontrol@scituatepd.org

Furry Angels Dachshund Rescue
Foster, RI 02825
Phone: (401) 392-3585
Email: Furryangelsdachshundrescue@yahoo.com

Woonsocket Cat Sanctuary
266 Mendon Rd
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: (401) 765-4174
Email: gail@repm.com

Furever Dachshund Rescue
North Smithfield, RI 02896
Email: laurasdoxies@gmail.com

Little Rhody Rescue
Glocester, RI 02814
Phone: (401) 692-1117
Email: LittleRhodyRescue@gmail.com

The Abandoned Dogs of RI
Chepachet, RI 02814
Email: abandoneddogsofri@gmail.com

Westerly Animal Control
33 Larry Hirsch Lane
Westerly, RI 02891
Phone: (401) 584-7941
Email: nkillam@westerlyri.gov

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