Animal Care Sanctuary building new kennel, seeking donations


The Animal Care Sanctuary in East Smithfield is building a new home for animals still looking for their fur-ever home.

Three-quarters of the old building has been demolished while the rest of the building holds the remaining animals during construction. 

Originally built in 1984, the shelter was originally built with chainlink fences to house 100 dogs.

The new building will better suit the needs for animals, providing outdoor and indoor areas to run, better walls, and wider aisles so potential adopters can walk through.

There will also be a separate unit for medical runs and intake runs for new admissions.

The capacity will allow for 24 dogs, which is about how many dogs the sanctuary sees adopted each month. The average dog finds a home in about two weeks.

About half of the $2 million needed for the project has been raised. Donations can be given through our website,, by check, or through text-to-give 77948 – give2-acs.

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