The New England Humane Society is a 501c3 organization founded in 2013.

NEHS is an animal rescue and animal care facility located in Cumberland, Rhode Island. In addition to our facility, we have foster homes located throughout New England. We are a group of dedicated animal lovers who rescue animals from euthanasia at overcrowded county shelters and pounds, as well as abandoned animals, litters found in fields, inhumane situations and other homeless animals in need. NEHS’s goal is to care for these rescues until they find their forever homes. We are also committed to educating the public about responsible pet care.

The animals in our care are fully vetted and spayed or neutered. They are treated regardless of age, breed, or medical cost. NEHS receives no state funding or government assistance. We survive by the donations of caring people, fund raising and adoption fees. 



We attempt to save animals who are in high-kill shelters and are on the
verge of being euthanized due to pet over population.
We also rescue those pets
that can no longer be cared for by their owners.

Our organization is focused on the well-being of all animals. We assist in
rehabilitating and the healing of the abused or neglected animals. Once the animal is healthy, in addition to food, shelter and medical treatment, they receive nurturing care. It is imperative that we promote the maximum of human contact and quality of life for each of our rescued animals.

We make every effort to find a compatible “forever home” for each animal in our care.
The importance of placing an animal in the “right” home cannot be overstated – not only for the animal but also for the adopter.

Each animal is tested with people and other animals to understand their temperament.
We remain in contact with our adopters and remain a constant support throughout their journey.

It is essential to increase public awareness of domestic animal over-
population issues and to solicit their help in promoting responsible pet ownership.

New England Humane Society aspires to include school programs that will educate on the importance of animal protection programs, spay and neuter and ways that they can volunteer or help in their community. We believe one of the most effective ways to create a “no-kill nation” is to educate our youth.

At the New England Humane Society, we are not only saving animals but we are changing lives.

Through our example and leadership, we demonstrate compassion and respect for all living creatures: To treat all living things as we ourselves would like to be treated.