Animal Control

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Animal Shelter
The Town of Jamestown contracts sheltering services with the Town of North Kingstown for use of their animal shelter located at: 395 Hamilton Allenton Road, North Kingstown 401-295-5579.

Complaints involving wild animals
The Jamestown Police Department will respond to wild animal complaints in emergency situations. Any nuisance, sick, injured, dead and other non-emergency wild animal complaints should be reported to RI Department of Environmental Management at 401-222-3070.

Found Pets

Found domestic pets which are turned in to the Jamestown Police Department will be housed in a local shelter. Every effort will be made to locate and notify the owner of the pet. You can help by properly licensing your dog with the Town Clerk.

Lost pets
If your pet is lost you may call the Jamestown Police at 401-423-1212 and you will be notified if someone locates your pet. Dogs are required to be leashed during the hours of 7:00 AM through 4:00 PM daily. Violations are subject to a fine of $25 for the first offense.

Nuisance domestic animals
Reports of nuisance domestic animals (barking dogs, loose dogs) may be reported to the Jamestown Police Department at 401-423-1212.