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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
at Friday, January 18, 2019

HRA Partners with VA Rescue Group and Takes in Dogs Kept Outside Tethered to Chains Their Entire Lives

The Humane Rescue Alliance welcomed two dogs from Virginia who have spent their lives on the end of a chain today. Eddie is from Greene County and Hammer is from Augusta County. With the help of Dogs Deserve Better-Blue Ridge , a rescue group serving that area, Eddie and Hammer were surrendered and freed from their chains and have an opportunity for a new beginning at HRA in time for the new year. HRA also received two puppies from Dogs Deserve Better-Blue Ridge, who were part of... Read More
at Thursday, January 3, 2019

Mighty Aphrodite: Groundbreaking Surgery Gives Aphrodite a Second Chance

Aphrodite's jet black fur and piercing green eyes are striking. Even more so is the rare and severe medical condition this young cat fought to overcome the first six months of her life. At just eight weeks old, Aphrodite was surrendered to the Humane Rescue Alliance with her two siblings. The three kittens were transferred to a foster home for specialized care, where, unlike her siblings, Aphrodite struggled to thrive. On top of pneumonia and ringworm, Aprhodite's severe congestion... Read More
at Sunday, December 30, 2018

HRA Transport Program: Bringing animals to DC to find forever homes

Thanks to an aggressive spay/neuter initiative and successful programs and services aimed at keeping pets in the loving homes they already have, HRA, like many organizations across the country, is seeing a decline in intake locally. This naturally means there are fewer adoptable animals. HRA has partnered with both regional and national organizations to share our resources and offer available dens in our adoption centers to dogs and cats who may otherwise not find adoptive homes in their... Read More
at Thursday, December 20, 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

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