| Somalis result from a genetic mutation in Abyssinians resulting in long hair. All Somalis and Abyssinians are descended from one kitten named Zulu that a soldier brought to England from Alexandria, Egypt. Somalis are prone to dental problems from excessive inbreeding. Somalis are also called Fox Cats because of their bushy tails. Somalis shed less than most long haired cats.
Rhode Island Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)
Bristol County - Bristol, RI 02809
Spay/Neuter Assistance Program 401-254-1052
Newport County - Middletown 02842
Potter League for Animals 401-846-8276
Providence County - Providence 02903
Defenders of Animals 401-738-3710
Providence County - Providence 02904
Volunteer Services for Animals 401-273- 0358
Providence County - Providence 02906
Rhode Island Veterinary Association 401-751-0944
If you find any of the above spay/neuter information is incorrect,
or if you know another low-cost clinic to recommend, please
call Rescue Me! at 1-800-800-2099 with this information.