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Six animals seized in NW DC animal cruelty investigation

A Humane Rescue Alliance investigation into suspected animal cruelty in NW DC led to the seizure of one adult dog, four puppies, and one cat today under a search and seizure warrant obtained by HRA Humane Law Enforcement Officers. Officers also found a deceased guinea pig. The investigation began when HRA dispatchers received a complaint from a member of the public alleging a man picked up at least one dog by the neck and repeatedly punched the animal in the abdomen. Moments later, a second... Read More
at Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Three Dogs Rescued from Suspected Organized Dogfighting in SE DC

A Humane Rescue Alliance investigation into suspected organized dogfighting in SE DC led to the rescue of two adult dogs and one puppy on Oct. 9 under a search and seizure warrant obtained by HRA Humane Law Enforcement Officers.   The investigation began following a tip about an individual who was allegedly engaged in selling puppies with the intent to fight. HRA received several similar tips over the course of the investigation.   “Combating animal fighting is a job we take... Read More
Posted by Dani Rizzo at Friday, October 11, 2019

Six Cats Rescued from Unsanitary Conditions in NW DC

A Humane Rescue Alliance investigation into suspected animal cruelty in NW DC led to the rescue of six cats today under a search and seizure warrant obtained by HRA Humane Law Enforcement Officers. HLE Officers removed six cats, including kittens, who were living in unsafe and unsanitary conditions on the premises. Several of the animals were suffering from untreated medical conditions, such as severe upper respiratory infections, and in dire need of veterinary attention. Upon approach,... Read More
at Friday, August 16, 2019

Humane Rescue Alliance Offers $5,000 Reward for Information About a Horrific Animal Cruelty Case

Warning, graphic photos below.  The Humane Rescue Alliance is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person or persons involved in a horrific case of alleged animal cruelty. In the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 10, a man abandoned an approximately 9-month-old male puppy across the street from One Eight Distilling on Okie St. NE. Surveillance footage shows the man driving a four door, dark-colored sedan,... Read More
at Monday, July 15, 2019

Two Dogs Rescued from Suspected Dogfighting Operation in NE DC

A Humane Rescue Alliance investigation into a suspected dogfighting operation in NE DC led to the rescue of two dogs and the seizure of dogfighting paraphernalia today under a search and seizure warrant obtained by HRA Humane Law Enforcement Officers. At least one of the dogs rescued had wounds consistent with dogfighting. Dogfighting paraphernalia seized from the premises included conditioning equipment, wound care supplies, and supplements. HLE Officers also discovered blood evidence. ... Read More

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