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DC Walk for the Animals

WALK WITH US SEPT. 22!

Show your supoprt for DC's animals and register for this year's DC Walk for the Animals in partnership with On Tap Magazine! Help us raise $125,000 to support the Humane Rescue Alliance. REGISTER TODAY 

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  • Clear the Shelters 2018 Aug 6
    The Humane Rescue Alliance will once again join NBC4 to host NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear the Shelters fourth annual nationwide pet adoption drive. HRA will offer the pu...
  • DC Man Arrested for Cruelty to Animals Aug 2
    Jawon Douglas, of Washington, DC, was arrested Wednesday by the Metropolitan Police Department and charged with three counts of cruelty to animals following an investigation by Humane Rescue Alliance...
  • SW DC Man Arrested for Cruelty to Animals Jul 31
    Louis Kirksey, Jr., of Washington, DC was arrested this morning by the Metropolitan Police Department and charged with four counts of cruelty to animals following an investigation by Humane Rescue Al...
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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