Animal Control

"When I became the Director of this department I placed an emphasis on education. The lack of education is where a lot of problems begin. We now present 30 to 50 school programs a year. People will tell you, 'You can't teach an old dog new tricks.' I say you can teach the puppies and they will teach the elders." - Paul Rose, Director

The Cumberland Animal Shelter provides the following services:

  • Shelter Tours
  • Educational Programs
  • Adoption Services
  • Ferret Rescue
  • Reptile Rescue
  • Video Library
  • Book Library
  • Classroom
  • Rabies Clinics (Twice yearly)

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Paul Rose Director (401) 333-2745
Sandra Phillips Assistant
Iris Cruickshank Pound Keeper