Shelter Animal of the Week


The night of March 1, 2017, was cold. Molly knows that better than anyone because she spent it outside until she was brought to the Cranston Animal Shelter where she designated herself as a proud member of the welcoming committee. This 5-year-old pastel calico meows as soon as she hears voices outside the cat room and continues to vocalize until someone gives her some attention—she really likes neck scratches and head rubs. As much as Molly likes her job on the welcoming committee, she would gladly leave it to someone else if she could only be adopted into a loving home and family, one that will keep her inside where she will be safe and warm. Forever. Is that home with you?

The adoption fee for Molly is $95. This fee must be paid with a check or money order and includes all initial vaccinations, heartworm testing, and spaying/neutering. To insure we adopt all of our residents into responsible homes, we require adopters to provide proof of home ownership or a notarized letter of permission from their landlord. If you are hoping to adopt an animal but think that Molly may not be the right fit for your home, please look for the “Animal of the Week” article featured next week or pick up a copy of the PawPrint Press, our quarterly newsletter for the Cranston Animal Shelter featuring the animals available for adoption. We distribute it at local businesses and libraries in Cranston as well as at the shelter itself. You could also view the digital version of the PawPrint Press, by visiting the Cranston Police Department’s Facebook page or web page at and clicking on the Animal Shelter and PawPrint Press tab. Also, please do not hesitate to visit or call the Cranston Animal Shelter to see if Molly is still available or if you have a question about any of our other animals. Please know that before an animal can be taken from his/her kennel, you must fill out our adoption application. These applications are completely non-binding and allow us to learn more about our potential adopters as well as shielding our residents from people who use the shelter as a petting zoo. The staff at the Cranston Animal Shelter is very dedicated to matching all of our animals to the right homes.

The Cranston Animal Shelter is located on 920 Phenix Ave. in Cranston and can be reached at 401-464-8700. The Shelter is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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