With all of the uncertainty around us, there is one thing we know, and that is that Stand Up For Animals (SUFA) is here for you and your furry family. SUFA will be providing pet food to the homes of homebound individuals. Please email [email protected] for delivery eligibility.
With our “Neighbors helping Furry Friends” initiative! Support our fund so that we can help more people as we know the need will only continue to grow!
  • Make an online donation at Neighbors Helping Furry Friends and put CV Assistance in the memo line
  • SHOP LOCALLY – purchase gifts cards to any of the pet stores in town, Agway, Tractor Supply…and mail them to SUFA, 33 Larry Hirsch Lane, Suite B, Westerly, RI 02891
  • Donate unopened bags and cans of dog and cat food and cat litter and drop them off on the front porch of 19 Johnson Street, Pawcatuck, CT or in person to Red Stone Tire, 114 Ashaway Road, Westerly, RI 02891 between the hours 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Monday – Friday and 8:00 AM – 12:00; Saturday.
  • Volunteer your time and help SUFA board members deliver these items within the community

Together, we will continue to make a difference in the community in which we are so fortunate to work and live!

Oscar Alerts – Is your pet missing? Click here to submit an Oscar alert form.

Who we are

Stand Up For Animals is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to support the needs of our state-of-the-art animal shelter, adoption center and regional outreach facility to promote the health and welfare of abandoned or lost pets and to educate and assist those who care for them.

“Our vision is to create a place where animals will be treated with compassion and dignity.”

SUFA’s 10th Anniversary

We are proud to have celebrated our 10th Anniversary this past August!  A huge shout out to Andrew, Jenn & the wonderful staff at The Cooked Goose for hosting us!  SUFA is extremely humbled by their generosity and for their support throughout the years.  We were thrilled to have so many of our wonderful supporters join us as we celebrated this wonderful milestone and to have their ongoing support of our mission.  We feel grateful that we can contribute to keeping the animals healthy while they wait for their forever homes and that we can help provide them with the necessities to keep them safe and comfortable.

To view the full photo album, click here.

The SUFA facility is shared with the Westerly Animal Shelter & Wellness Clinic, if you are looking to schedule your veterinary appointment with the Westerly Animal Shelter, please click the corresponding button below. In addition, if you are looking to join our membership, click the download button below to download our membership form.

Animal Emergency Preparedness

The Westerly Animal Shelter / Stand Up For Animals facility is one of four in the State of Rhode Island equipped to house pets during a time of disaster.  If you are evacuated from your home and cannot take your pet(s) to your location, please bring your pet(s) to our facility (33 Larry Hirsch Lane, Westerly, RI).  For information please contact The Westerly Animal Shelter at 401-584-7941.

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100% of the proceeds to benefit local animals.
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SUFA Stories

Leila’s Story

Words from the staff – Someone brought this kitten in during the winter of 2016, almost frozen to death. She was a really cute kitten and we held her to our chests with a warm water bottle to revive her!   Words from a happy adopter about Leila – Last winter I adopted Leila from…

August 21, 2018
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Patches’ Story

I just wanted to share an update about the wonderful cat Patches we adopted in June.  She is doing very well in her new home. Our other cat Willy is overjoyed to have her around. They hang out and play all the time. Our two dogs have done very well with her as well. She…

August 21, 2018
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Nina’s Story

Nina is a true fairy tale story that we would hope for all of our rescues! She came to us on February 8, 2018, as a surrendered dog. She was completely insecure, would not make eye contact and would shake uncontrollably when you just looked at her.  It seemed like all she wanted to do…

August 4, 2018
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