Pet Refuge is a NO-KILL cat shelter helping cats + kittens from all over Rhode Island

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The no-kill Pet Refuge is operated by the North Kingstown-Exeter Animal Protection League (NKEAPL), which was founded and incorporated in 1968. In 1976, we added "Exeter" to our name. We are a private, nonprofit organization supported by on-going fundraising events (such as bazaars and tag sales), and the donations of time, money, and resources from friends, members, business leaders, and community leaders.

The mission of the no-kill Pet Refuge is to provide a warm home for abused and neglected animals and also for those animals who can no longer remain in their homes for a variety of reasons.

We supply our pets with all the love, attention, pet meds, and veterinary care they need.

The no-kill Pet Refuge is not supported by the town of North Kingstown or the state of Rhode Island; we do not receive any municipal or state funding.

All animals are tested for feline leukemia and feline AIDS. They have also had their shots (including rabies), been wormed, and spayed or neutered before being put up for adoption to help cut down on the overpopulation of unwanted animals.

500 Stony Lane
North Kingstown, Rhode Island

Phone number: 401-294-1115


If you'd like information about becoming a member of the no-kill Pet Refuge, contact us at (401) 294-1115 or

No-kill Pet Refuge, operated by the North Kingstown-Exeter Animal Protection League, Inc.