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In 1968, five concerned residents of Wickford, Rhode Island started the North Kingstown Animal Protection League to raise money for local animals. The word “Exeter” was added to the name in 1979 to include the town of Exeter.

"In 1968, five concerned residents of Wickford, Rhode Island started the North Kingstown Animal Protection League to raise money for local animals."

In 2004, the shelter property on Stony Lane was purchased by the late owner of the Stony Lane kennels.

Today, Pet Refuge takes in cats and kittens from all over Rhode Island, and in 2022, we had our highest adoption year ever, finding forever homes for 269 cats and kittens.

Our mission

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    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.

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