North Providence animal shelter to open by late June

NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — After years of discussion and debate, the city of North Providence will be getting a long-awaited animal shelter.

Mayor Charles Lombardi told ABC 6 News that the city hopes to have the new Tri-Town Animal Shelter staffed and operational by late June.

The shelter will serve the cities of North Providence, Johnston and Smithfield at 900 Smithfield Rd.

Back in 2021, demonstrators rallied together in an effort for a new animal shelter in North Providence.

Citizens said their frustrations stemmed from things like kennels with no separate isolation areas for sick, aggressive, small, or scared dogs, and issues regarding extra space for cats to have ‘out of cage time.’

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