The Animal Rescue of Southern Rhode Island (today known as Animal Rescue Rhode Island) started in 1938 with just a small number of concerned citizens that recognized the need for a humane organization that is dedicated to the protection and care of stray, abandoned and abused animals. In 1969 ARLSRI moved to Curtis Corner Road in Peace Dale Rhode Island, where the staff can care for as many as 60 cats, 27 dogs and other small animals such as rabbits at any given time.