Humane Rescue Alliance

Advocating for animal-friendly communities. Strengthening the animal-human bond.

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Let's make a better community together.

The Washington Humane Society and the Washington Animal Rescue League have become the Humane Rescue Alliance.





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  • HRA's Most Eligible Animals Feb 12
    Come meet your soulmate! Soulmates can be hard to find, especially in the age of dating apps. Get back to basics and find love at one of our adoption centers. HRA wants to make finding...
  • What to Expect (From Your Pet) When You're Expecting: Introducing Your New Baby Feb 7
    Bringing your new baby home is a joyous occasion but it can be stressful for your pet. To make the transition as easy and safe as possible, HRA's Director of Behavior and Training, Alexandra Dill...
  • Keeping Your Pets Safe in the Cold Weather Jan 12
    Director of Animal Control, Dan D'Eramo, talks with NBC4's Sheena Parveen about keeping your pets safe in cold weather and also how you can support DC's community cat population in c...
Facts & Stats

See the impact in our community

We are dedicated to ensuring the safety and welfare of all animals in addition to bringing people and animals together.

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400 animals

Each month meet their forever family

565 Animals

Each monthare spayed and neutered

1,500 Calls

For help each month answered by our field officers

2,400 hours

Each month of combined volunteer work

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We just had a feeling, Watermelon was meant to be part of our family

Adopters, Mark & Rebecca