Animal Control

Animal Control Officer Jennifer Stills is responsible for enforcing all state laws and town ordinances involving domesticated animals in the Town of Tiverton. She is also responsible for the pick up of stray animals and trying to locate their owners. When a domestic animal doesn't have a town license or other identification the animal is brought to the West Place Animal Sanctuary in Tiverton until the owner claims it. The animal will only be released after the owner licenses the animal.

Animal Control Officer Stills can be reached at 401-625-6717 ext. 129,

Dog Licenses

All residents who have dogs must have them licensed through the Town Clerk's Office at Town Hall, 343 Highland Rd., Tiverton RI. The cost is $10.00. 


Animal Shelter

The Town of Tiverton is under contract with the West Place Animal Sanctuary to provide animal shelter services for lost/stray domesticated animals. West Place Animal Sanctuary is located at 3198 Main Rd, Tiverton, RI




Q. What do I do if I am unable to keep my pet?

A. Pets can be surrendered to the following organizations:

Potter League, 87 Oliphant Ln., Middletown RI (401) 846-8276

Forever Paws, 300 Lynwood St., Fall River MA (508) 677-9154

RISPCA, 186 Amaral St., East Providence RI (401) 438-8150


Q. I know of a large population of feral cats.  Who do I contact?

A.  The Tiverton Animal Control Officer does not pick up feral cats.  You may contact Feral Cat Population (401) 848-9867

Q. I need to spay or neuter my animal, but I cannot afford a vet visit.  What should I do? 

A. The Rhode Island Community Spray/Neuter Clinic provides subsidized spay/neuter services for cats and dogs.  (401) 369-7297


Q. I need to license my dog.  How do I do that?

A. Licenses are obtained at the Town Clerk's Office, Tiverton Town Hall, 343 Highland Rd., Tiverton RI.  You need to bring an up to date rabies certificate.  The cost is $10.00.  

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Tiverton Police Department, 20 Industrial Way, Tiverton Rhode Island 02878.  

Non Emergency: 401-625-6717  Emergency: 911

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