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Category: Animal Welfare

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 Team Deploys to North Carolina to Help Communities Affected by Hurricane Florence

Last month, the Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA), in partnership with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), deployed a small team to assist the Robeson County Animal Center in St. Paul, NC with emergency animal intakes in the wake of Hurricane Florence. Ceci Ochoa, HRA Adoptions Outreach Coordinator, and Faith Koleszar, HRA Community Engagement Manager, and a team of dog walkers, veterinarians, and vet techs spent five days providing animal... Read More
at Monday, October 1, 2018

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

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