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HRA Veterinarian Supports the Spayathon for Puerto Rico

Last week, Humane Rescue Alliance veterinarian, Dr. Jackie Hathaway, was on the ground supporting the second round of Spayathon for Puerto Rico , in partnership with The Humane Society of the United States. This ambitious project is aiming to provide free spay/neuter and vaccination services to 30,000 dogs and cats over 12 months. The first round in June helped 5,600 dogs and cats, with a goal of assisting 8,000 animals, in eight clinics across the commonwealth, in round two.  ... Read More
at Monday, November 12, 2018

Sophie's Fund: Providing Critical Care to Animals in Need

Earlier this month Jamal was found painfully limping along busy New York Avenue in Northeast DC and brought to the Humane Rescue Alliance for help. When our medical staff examined Jamal, they discovered his left rear femur was severely fractured. Bones were broken and out of alignment, and could not have healed on their own. Repairing it required complex and costly surgery, estimated at about $4,000.  During surgery, it was discovered that Jamal's hip was also dislocated.... Read More
at Tuesday, April 17, 2018

HRA Vet Tech Advocates for Animals In Need

The staff of the Humane Rescue Alliance are the lifeblood of the organization. Together, our teams make it possible for HRA to serve thousands of animals in our community annually. Chelsea Bacote shares her story of how she works to exemplify HRA’s core values and mission in her day-to-day work as a veterinary technician assistant at the Humane Rescue Alliance. By Chelsea Bacote Due to my hearing impairment, it often stops me from connecting with people more quickly than expected.... Read More
at Monday, March 26, 2018

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech and Humane Rescue Alliance Embark on Strategic Partnership to Benefit Veterinary Students and Shelter Animals

The Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech (VMCVM) will launch a strategic partnership to provide expanded education for veterinary students and an increased capacity for quality veterinary services to the Washington, DC region. The agreement will establish an innovative model in veterinary medicine, education, and animal welfare. HRA and VMCVM signed a Memorandum of Understanding on March 16th at HRA’s Medical... Read More
at Friday, March 16, 2018

HRA Dispatcher Answers Urgent Calls for Help

Over the course of two weeks, two beloved dogs are alive today because of the unwavering, quick, resourcefulness of Humane Rescue Alliance field services dispatcher, Karen Sweigard. Last weekend, a caller, who was audibly upset, reported his small Shih Tzu dog was choking on a piece of chicken, and clearly in distress. The dog was foaming at the mouth and having extreme difficulty breathing. Karen was quick to make an announcement over the radio to all field officers on duty, but due to the... Read More
Posted by Dani Rizzo at Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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