the people are very friendly and the pets are taking very good care of. they all want you to take them home. you have to be careful not to do that. they will only give you a pet to take care of if you show that you are a kind hearted person and they make sure you have a good home for the animals. i would recommend that the other shelters stay open as long as this on in providence. i have had my cat for five years now and i wouldnt change her for any other.