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HRA Animal Control and Humane Law Enforcement Take in 35 Cats in Possible Hoarding Case

UPDATE: HRA’s Humane Law Enforcement and Animal Control Investigators executed a search warrant on Sunday at an apartment where 35 cats were surrendered last Thursday evening in a possible cat hoarding case. Officers on Thursday suspected there may be more cats at the premises and indeed they found 6 more cats and 2 turtles in varying states of poor health. The turtles were found in extremely dirty water with one having their shell negatively impacted. The case continues to be under... Read More
at Friday, March 16, 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

DC Resident Convicted on 3 Counts of Animal Cruelty Thanks to Humane Law Enforcement Investigation

Yesterday, after a year-long investigation and court case, the Humane Rescue Alliance’s Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) division secured a guilty verdict against Kevin Ratiff of Washington, DC. Ratiff was convicted on three counts of cruelty to animals after severely neglecting his three dogs. “This case is a testament to the tireless work of our HLE officers to protect the animals of our city,” said Zita Macinanti, HRA’s Director of Humane Law... Read More
at Thursday, March 1, 2018

2017: An Impactful Year for the Animals and People in Our Community

Lisa LaFontaine, President & CEO As we celebrate the arrival of 2018, I wanted to take a moment to look back at 2017, which was a very exciting and impactful year for the animals and people of our community. HRA had four significant initiatives this year that will pay dividends for decades. I have never been so proud of our staff, and appreciative of our volunteers and supporters, who made these possible. They are: The HOPE (Help Out, Partner, and Engage) Program , which... Read More
Posted by Dani Rizzo at Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Chris Schindler Named VP of Field Services at the Humane Rescue Alliance

Humane Rescue Alliance President and CEO Lisa LaFontaine announced today that she has named Chris Schindler to the position of Vice President of Field Services for the organization. Schindler brings more than 20 years of animal welfare experience, specifically expertise in the areas of animal cruelty and dog fighting. Schindler will oversee HRA’s Humane Law Enforcement and Animal Control divisions. He begins his duties today. “Chris Schindler is one of the... Read More
at Thursday, November 30, 2017

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