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





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Join us Wednesday, January 25 at the National Press Club for a one-night fundraising event that brings awareness to the Humane Rescue Alliance Cat Neighborhood Partnership Program (CatNiPP). Purchase Tickets!

  • Paralyzed Kitten Takes First Steps Dec 29
      When 2-month-old Talleyrand arrived at the Humane Rescue Alliance, she was paralyzed with no deep pain or movement in her hind legs or tail. Our Animal Control Officer arrived on the scene...
  • Puerto Rico Dogs Find New Home in DC Dec 13
    After several months of planning, the Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) was thrilled to receive seven dogs from transfer partner Barks of Hope in Puerto Rico. The dogs traveled 1,500 miles as part ...
  • A New Life for Hoarding Survivors Nov 7
    On the evening of July 19, animal control and humane law enforcement officers with the Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) removed 63 cats and kittens from a home in Northwest Washington as part of a case o...
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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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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Humane Rescue Alliance

Helping people experience joy, comfort, and companionship through the love and care of animals.

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

Adopters, Mark & Rebecca