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NW DC Woman Arrested for Cruelty to Animals

Maria Helena Dias of Washington, DC, was arrested Monday by the Metropolitan Police Department and charged with seven counts of cruelty to animals following an investigation by Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) humane law enforcement officers. On August 17, HRA’s Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) department received calls from a witness regarding animals in poor condition being drowned by a woman at a NW DC address. Subsequently, a video was sent to HLE that depicts a woman bathing seven... Read More
at Tuesday, October 16, 2018

HRA Issues Extreme Weather Pet Advisory

The Humane Rescue Alliance Humane Law Enforcement and Animal Control division has issued the following Extreme Weather Pet Advisory: The Washington, DC region is expected to experience extreme heat this week, with temperatures above 90 degrees. It is imperative that all pet owners provide proper care for pets, as outdoor conditions are not appropriate for companion animals. Residents are advised to bring their pets indoors and to limit outdoor time. District of Columbia law... Read More
Posted by Dani Rizzo at Monday, August 27, 2018

DC Man Arrested for Cruelty to Animals

Jawon Douglas, of Washington, DC, was arrested Wednesday by the Metropolitan Police Department and charged with three counts of cruelty to animals following an investigation by Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) humane law enforcement officers. On May 17, HRA’s Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) department received a call about underage puppies being sold on the internet. After meeting with Douglas, representatives from DC Health issued a notice, advising Douglas that he was in violation of... Read More
at Thursday, August 2, 2018

SW DC Man Arrested for Cruelty to Animals

Louis Kirksey, Jr., of Washington, DC was arrested this morning by the Metropolitan Police Department and charged with four counts of cruelty to animals following an investigation by Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) humane law enforcement officers. On April 17, HRA’s Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) department received a call about a large number of cats living at a residence on Darrington Street, SW. Upon investigation, officers determined that there were numerous cats living in the... Read More
at Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Humane Rescue Alliance, the Humane Society of the United States, PetSmart Charities, and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute Launch DC Cat Count Project

DC Cat Count, a collaboration between animal welfare organizations and wildlife scientists, was launched today in an effort to identify the number of cats in the Washington, DC region. This program will ultimately develop humane, data-driven cat population management programs in communities across the nation. The DC Cat Count is a three-year initiative designed to count the cats who live outdoors, indoors, and in the animal shelter system in Washington, DC and to understand how cats move... Read More
at Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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