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New DC Laws Prohibit Animals Left Outside Longer Than 15 Minutes with Temps Below Freezing

New Law Also Defines Adequate Shelter for Animals Kept Outside with Temperatures Below 40 Degrees With the change of seasons and cold weather in the forecast, the Humane Rescue Alliance reminds all DC residents of the new laws recently passed by the DC Council protecting animals during colder temperatures. “This is our first cold weather season under the new laws established to protect Washington, DC’s animals during extreme temperatures,” said Lisa LaFontaine,... Read More
at Friday, November 10, 2017

Lisa LaFontaine Named to Washington Business Journal's 2017 Women Who Mean Business Honorees

Congratulations to Humane Rescue Alliance President & CEO, Lisa LaFontaine, who was named to the  Washington Business Journal's 2017 Women Who Mean Business  list. The program honors the areas most influential businesswomen and those who have made a substantial impact in their industry and communities.  Learn more about Lisa’s impact on the world of animal welfare and her passion for advocating for the people and animals in our community. Read More
at Wednesday, November 1, 2017

DC Council Passes Standard of Care for Animals Amendment Act of 2017

The DC Council voted today to pass the “Standard of Care for Animals Amendment Act of 2017,” a significant revision to the laws governing the humane treatment of animals in the District of Columbia. The animal-welfare legislation provides the Humane Rescue Alliance’s Animal Control officers additional tools with which they can enforce the laws concerning the humane treatment of animals. The bill also creates and defines a standard of care for animals, including requirements... Read More
at Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Ray Noll, Humane Rescue Alliance Field Services Chief and Longtime Animal Welfare Professional Has Died

The Washington, DC community has lost a long time public servant and the animals of the nation’s capital have lost a champion. Ray Noll, Vice President of Field Services for the Humane Rescue Alliance, passed away Thursday at the age of 55.    “Ray Noll’s impact on our city and our organization is immeasurable,” said Humane Rescue Alliance President and CEO Lisa LaFontaine. “His death is unimaginable to us and is an incalculable loss to our... Read More
Posted by Dani Rizzo at Friday, September 29, 2017

The Humane Rescue Alliance and WTOP Team Up To Feature "The Dogs and Cats of Congress" Photo Essay

President Harry Truman famously said: “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.” It appears many in Congress have taken President Truman at his word! Meet the Dogs and Cats of Congress, a photo essay from the Humane Rescue Alliance and  HRA photographers began taking and receiving photos from offices on the Hill over the summer, and today has launched the first installment of the feature .  Photos: The dogs and cats of Congress ... Read More
at Wednesday, September 27, 2017

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