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A Good Samaritan and Donor Supported Veterinary Care Rescue Helpless Puppy

When a good Samaritan found three-month-old Sushi, she was struggling to breathe, panting through nearly-blue lips. She was lying on the side of the road, unable to move. She needed help. Luckily for Sushi, she was brought to the Humane Rescue Alliance. HRA staff recognized the severity of her condition, and she was immediately transferred to Friendship Hospital for Animals (FHA) for emergency care. After an examination, it was found that she was likely hit by a car and had several... Read More
at Thursday, December 27, 2018

Franky the Cat Gets a Second Chance Thanks to the HRA Medical Team

This Thanksgiving, Franky and his family have a lot to be thankful for. Early Tuesday afternoon, his owner Reginold brought the one-year-old cat to our medical center because he hadn’t been eating, had been vomiting, and seemed lethargic. Knowing something was seriously wrong, his owner acted quickly.  After an evaluation of his symptoms, Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) veterinarian Dr. Meg Hamilton believed Franky had eaten something and it was blocking his digestive tract. An... Read More
at Wednesday, November 21, 2018

HRA: Caring For the Most Vulnerable

From preventative medicine and infectious disease control to emergency care, shelter veterinarians must be able to adapt to the ever-changing needs of a shelter environment and provide innovative solutions to care for some of the community's most vulnerable animal populations. Nowhere is that more evident than at the Humane Rescue Alliance. Our medical team is dedicated to caring for and changing the outcome for the more than 20,000 animals they serve annually. One of those... Read More
at Friday, July 20, 2018

Going Mobile: The HRA Mobile Veterinary Clinic

The Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) faces many challenges each day in caring for the District's animals. At the top of that list is transportation. Enter the solution: a 33-foot mobile veterinary clinic brightly adorned with the faces of a few of the cats and dogs HRA has helped in the past. But this clinic doesn't just look good on the outside. The custom-designed, state-of-the-art, diesel vehicle is a self-contained veterinary hospital on wheels. It is equipped with a two-table... Read More
at Thursday, July 19, 2018

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