We work in Rhode Island to support animal welfare legislation, fight animal cruelty in all forms, rescue animals in danger, and engage citizens to promote the protection of animals. Find out how you can help animals here and around the country. Have a Question? Contact Us
Meet Our Northeast Regional Director
Before joining The HSUS in 1995, Joanne Bourbeau served as shelter manager for the New Hampshire SPCA. Now she is director of The HSUS's Northeast Region, covering Rhode Island.
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See where Rhode Island stands on a wide range of animal protection laws in comparison with other states. Learn more
There are many ways to volunteer with us—from helping animals at our care centers, to assisting The HSUS's Animal Rescue Team, to organizing community outreach. Learn More
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