Humane Rescue Alliance - Pet Adoption and Training Services
Humane Rescue Alliance

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

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

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News & Events

Max Scherzer Pledge It Campaign


Help Erica and Max Scherzer pitch in for rescue animals! By pledging a donation for every strikeout Max records this season you can help homeless pets find their new families. Even better, Max and Erica are matching every single pledge, doubling the effort to help pitch in for rescue animals.


  • Ten Cats Rescued from Unsanitary Conditions in SE DC May 8
    A Humane Rescue Alliance investigation into suspected animal cruelty in SE DC led to the rescue of 10 cats today under a search and seizure warrant obtained by HRA Humane Law Enforcement Officers. ...
  • Updated Vaccination Protocol Streamlines Intake Apr 19
    Shelter medicine is a unique profession that is quickly becoming one of the most exciting and desirable destinations for veterinarians. From preventative medicine and infectious disease control to ve...
  • HRA Works Overtime to Prepare 36 Chihuahuas for Adoption Apr 18
    Since March, the Humane Rescue Alliance behavior and training team has been working overtime with a group of 36 chihuahua-type dogs to prepare them for life in homes.  The dogs, ranging ...
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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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