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Keeping Your Pets Safe in the Cold Weather

Director of Animal Control, Dan D'Eramo, talks with NBC4's Sheena Parveen about keeping your pets safe in cold weather and also how you can support DC's community cat population in cold weather with your own DIY winter shelter . With some preventative measures in dealing with the cold, many problems can be easily avoided. Some important wintertime tips to remember: If it’s too cold for you, it’s probably too cold for your pet, so keep your... Read More
at Friday, January 12, 2018

A Weekend at Home: Foster Community Responds to Call for Help

Due to the extreme cold last week, the heating system at the Humane Rescue Alliance's New York Avenue facility was struggling to keep up. While we worked to fix the issue, our foster department mobilized in an incredible effort, reaching out to our network of fosters for help. Needed, were short-term foster homes for the displaced dogs originally housed in our adoption kennel. Due to size, most of these dogs would not have been ‘easy’ candidates for foster placement, but our... Read More
at Tuesday, January 9, 2018

2017: An Impactful Year for the Animals and People in Our Community

Lisa LaFontaine, President & CEO As we celebrate the arrival of 2018, I wanted to take a moment to look back at 2017, which was a very exciting and impactful year for the animals and people of our community. HRA had four significant initiatives this year that will pay dividends for decades. I have never been so proud of our staff, and appreciative of our volunteers and supporters, who made these possible. They are: The HOPE (Help Out, Partner, and Engage) Program , which... Read More
Posted by Dani Rizzo at Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Tips for Pet Owners During Cold Weather

As the thermometer drops into the 30s and below, it’s time for some reminders for pet owners about protecting their pets during cold weather. With some preventative measures in dealing with the cold, many problems can be easily avoided. Some important wintertime tips to remember: If it’s too cold for you, it’s probably too cold for your pet, so keep your animals inside. After each walk, wash and dry your pet’s feet and abdomen to remove ice, salt and... Read More
Posted by Dani Rizzo at Friday, December 29, 2017

Dedicated Efforts From Humane Law Enforcement Lead To Rescue of Neglected, Injured Puppy

When abuse or neglect of an animal is suspected, the Humane Rescue Alliance’s Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) officers will not rest until they thoroughly investigate a case and ensure the long-term safety of the animal in question. Such was the case with Dutchess. A young exuberant puppy with nothing but love to give, Dutchess was discovered in a home in DC during a check of the dog’s welfare and condition. When HRA HLE Sgt. Dan D’Eramo arrived at the residence of... Read More
at Friday, December 22, 2017

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