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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

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

Humane Rescue Alliance, Mars Petcare, Team Up with DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Clean City Initiative to Develop Program

Better Cities for Pets™ Means Cleaner Cities for Everyone! It’s easy to agree that educated pet owners who clean up after their animals are critical components of a pet-friendly city. Washington, DC, Mars Petcare and the Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) have announced that they will develop a program to encourage pet owners to clean up after their animals. The program will be part of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s ongoing Clean City Initiative , designed to make... Read More
at Friday, April 20, 2018

Humane Rescue Alliance Debuts Public Service Announcement Featuring Max Scherzer and John Wall

The Humane Rescue Alliance debuts a new public service announcement this spring, as two of Washington, DC’s top sports stars lend a hand to promote pet adoption. Washington Nationals All-Star and Cy Young Award Winner Max Scherzer and Washington Wizards four-time All-Star point guard John Wall appear in HRA’s “Every Rescue Animal Has a Story” campaign. “We are so proud that the professional athletes in our city - like John Wall and Max Scherzer – are... Read More
at Thursday, April 12, 2018

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

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