Humane Rescue Alliance

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

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adoptable cat Bacardi

Staff Favorite: Bacardi!

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





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DC Walk for the Animals: September 30

Join HRA for the annual DC Walk for the Animals Saturday, September 30! Register today and help us support the more than 60,000 animals we serve each year.

  • Roger Marmet on Lisa LaFontaine‚Äôs 10th Anniversary Aug 6
    By: Roger Marmet | Chairman of the Board of Directors, Humane Rescue Alliance I’m excited to note that August 6 marks a very special anniversary for the Humane Rescue Alliance’s Pres...
  • Adopting a Small Animal from HRA Aug 4
    The Humane Rescue Alliance and NBC4 are getting ready for the annual Clear the Shelters event on Saturday, August 19, and it's not just dogs and cats that need a home. Storm Team4 meteorologist S...
  • Help us Clear the Shelters Aug 1
    The Humane Rescue Alliance will once again join NBC4 to host NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear the Shelters third annual nationwide pet adoption drive. HRA will offer the public f...
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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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445 animals

Each month meet their forever family

806 Animals

Each monthare spayed and neutered

1,500 Calls

For help each month answered by our field officers

2,900 hours

Each month of combined volunteer work

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

Adopters, Mark & Rebecca