Friday, June 9, 2023

Animal Control



Animal Shelter Hours 

Monday through Friday – 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. 

Saturday 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. 

Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. 

  There is a rabies clinic scheduled for Sunday, April 23rd from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Public Works building.

            The animal shelter is located at 395 Woodville Road, and its telephone number is

(401) 377-7785.

For assistance with a wild animal please call the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management at (401) 222-3070.

Local Rabies Clinics

None Scheduled at this time.

Dog Licenses Required In Hopkinton:

The Town of Hopkinton requires each dog to be licensed yearly. Licenses are due May 1st, and all licenses can be obtained at the Hopkinton Town Hall at 1 Town House Road, Hopkinton RI 02833. Once your dog has been licensed within the town a renewal notice will be mailed to you each April. 

Proof of a current rabies vaccine is all that is required to license your pet. Cats need not be licensed, however they do require by Rhode Island State Law, to be vaccinated for the rabies virus. The cost of a license is currently $6.00. There is a $10.00 late fee which would bring the total to $16.00. If your dog is in violation you could face a fine which will increase each time you are found to be in violation.

A portion of the license fee goes to the local shelter. If a dog became lost, wearing its license I.D. tag would greatly aid in reuniting it with the owner.