Humane Rescue Alliance

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

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A tenacious advocate for animals, building an alliance that can tackle the systemic challenges facing animals in our region and beyond, with the goal of saving more lives.


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News & Events


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  • DC Resident Arrested for Cruelty to Animals Feb 13
    Following a Humane Rescue Alliance investigation into the alleged physical abuse of a dog, Ryan Butler of Washington, D.C., was arrested today on a warrant obtained by HRA Humane Law Enforcement offi...
  • $5,000 Reward: HRA Investigates Horrific Act of Animal Cruelty Feb 13
    WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT The Humane Rescue Alliance is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person or persons involved in a hor...
  • DC Resident Arrested for Cruelty to Animals Feb 10
    Doyle Betters of Washington, D.C., was arrested today on a warrant obtained by the Humane Rescue Alliance and charged with cruelty to animals for failing to provide proper veterinary care resu...
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

1,600 Calls

For help each month answered by our field officers

2,400 hours

Each month of combined volunteer work

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Lisa's Blog

Read more about the Humane Rescue Alliance's mission to protect animals, support families, and advocate for a world where all animals can thrive, as told by HRA's President and CEO, Lisa LaFontaine. 

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