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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


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 


  • Pride is Picking Up Jun 18
    It’s easy to agree that educated pet owners who clean up after their animals are critical components of a pet-friendly city. Today, the Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA), Washington, DC, and Mars Pe...
  • Keeping Your Dog Safe in Extreme Heat Jun 15
    The Washington, DC region is expected to experience extreme heat over the next five days, with temperatures approaching 100 degrees. It is imperative that all pet owners provide proper care for ...
  • 6 Tips for Training Your Dog Jun 4
    1. Figure out what your dog can do today. The way to master a skill is to build on success, so you must ask yourself what can my dog actually do on the first try? Every dog is different, and the s...
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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