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Dottie Fitzgerald: Creating Change for Animals with Creativity and Dedication

Dottie Fitzgerald has long been passionate about creating change in her community. From her position as Vice President of Fitzgerald Auto Mall, which represents twelve dealerships across three states, Dottie is a dedicated advocate for many causes, including animal welfare. Since 2013, Fitzgerald has partnered with the Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) to promote adoptions, participate in events, and raise money to support our programs. "I so admire the heroes of rescue -- they are angels on... Read More
at Monday, September 10, 2018

Keeping Your Dog Safe in Extreme Heat

The Washington, DC region is expected to experience extreme heat over the next five days, with temperatures approaching 100 degrees. It is imperative that all pet owners provide proper care for their pets, as outdoor conditions are not appropriate for companion animals. Limit Outdoor Time Residents are advised to bring their pets indoors and to limit outdoor time. District of Columbia law states that an animal cannot be outdoors for more than 15 minutes during periods of extreme... Read More
at Friday, June 15, 2018

HRA Front Desk Staff Works Hard to Reunite Pets and Their Families

At the Humane Rescue Alliance, we're dedicated to protecting animals and to placing and keeping them with caring families. On average, eight stray dogs and cats come to HRA every day. Many times, these animals are pets who have mistakenly wandered away from home. Thanks to microchip technology, the HRA Lost & Found webpage , and the skilled and dedicated work of our front desk staff, more than 200 animals have been reunited with their families this year.  ... Read More
at Wednesday, June 6, 2018

6 Tips for Training Your Dog

Training your dog can be incredibly rewarding. It can help give you and your dog a better relationship, and it can also help with behavioral issues your dog may have. Our 6 tips will help you to get a better behaved pet. 1. Figure Out What Your Dog Can Do Today. The way to master a skill is to build on success, so you must ask yourself what can my dog actually do on the first try? Every dog is different, and the same dog may be able to do more or less depending on the day – just... Read More
at Monday, June 4, 2018

Tireless Effort and Continuing Care Lead to Bright Future for Neglected Dog

At the Humane Rescue Alliance, we’re dedicated to protecting animals and to placing them with caring families. Such was the case with Ronald, who after 20 months in our care, as part of a long-term humane law enforcement case, was adopted in May. “We knew he was a special dog from the moment we met him,” said Ronald’s adopters, Hannah and Jeff. “Now that he is home we truly cannot imagine a dog that would bring us more joy. Thank you to everyone at HRA... Read More
at Thursday, May 31, 2018

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