Saving Lives Four Paws at a Time

Scruffy Paws Animal Rescue Full color logo

The mission of Scruffy Paws Animal Rescue is to reduce the numbers of homeless animals living in unfavorable conditions by providing abandoned, unwanted, and stray animals food, shelter, proper veterinary care, rehabilitation, and the opportunity for adoption into loving forever homes. All rescue animals will receive proper veterinary care, spay/neuter, and vaccinations, and reside at either our Warwick shelter or with one of our many loving foster families prior to being adopted into a home. Spay/neuter is essential to reducing the numbers of future animals born into unfavorable conditions.

Donating to The Dewey Fund?

Please choose “The Dewey Fund” during checkout!

* $1 = a can of food for a cat *
* $5 = one microchip *
* $30 = a cat can be tested for FIV/Feline Leukemia *
* $80 = spay/neuter AND vaccines! *

Every Donation Matters!


There is a loving cat waiting for you to be their fur-ever family! Our cats and kittens are located in our partner PetSmart locations, and in foster homes across the state of R.I. Our process for adoption approval includes an application, veterinary reference, and home visit. We are looking for the best fit and homes for our rescues.


Wilson with a cast

Your generous gift will help us fund our mission to help those in need. Whether you donate cash, items from our Amazon Wishlist, or supplies from one of our partner Petsmart locations in Rhode Island, you will know your donation is going right to work. Together, we can make a difference!


Foster dad with mask and 4 kittens

All you need is a spare room and time to give to help prepare our rescues for their “furever” homes! We provide all supplies, you help provide medical care and attention, taming and socialization, and of course, love, all in preparation for adoption.


Scruffy Paws Volunteers

Are you also passionate about what we’re doing? There’s so much to be done – we are always looking for help! Would you like to help care for the cats and kittens, or perhaps you prefer clerical tasks or fundraising? Whatever best suits you, just let us know!

“Doing something is always better than doing nothing, cat by cat and kitten by kitten.”

– Kathy Carroll
Mr. Heart

Folks, we need your help with a very special boy. Say hello to Mr. Heart💚, one of our newest rescues!

Mr. Heart was found outside at a local landfill.  A landfill we have rescued SO many kittens/cats from over the years.  The felines rescued, are generally in rough shape, Mr. Heart is no exception.

Mr. Heart's veterinary expenses are expected to reach $2500. 🙀 Late last year, we introduced The Dewey Fund. The goal of The Dewey Fund is to maintain an emergency and critical care fund substantial enough to assure that cases like our dear Dewey and so many others will receive the care they need. No cat or kitten should suffer for lack of medical care. Mr. Heart is a perfect example of why the Dewey Fund is so important and why we could desperately use your help.

If you would like to donate towards Mr. Hearts medical expenses, please click the button below, and indicate “Mr. Heart” in the note section.

We will keep you all updated on Mr. Hearts progress. He is in foster care with one of our shelter managers getting completely spoiled, and is safe and warm.