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From Rescue to Potential Rescuer

HRA Shelter Dog Trains for Search and Rescue Work Labrador retrievers are pretty popular dogs. And there’s a reason for that. They tend to be happy, outgoing companions who get along well with a variety of people and animals. Still, they’re not for everyone. Labs tend to mature later than other dogs, sometimes retaining puppy-like qualities well into adulthood. And their exuberance and energy can be too much for many people. Bongo is a case in point. This handsome black Lab... Read More
at Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Puppies Rescued from South Korean Dog Meat Farm Arrive at HRA

Two dogs rescued from a dog meat farm in Wonju, South Korea arrived at the Humane Rescue Alliance this afternoon. The 9-week-old puppies, Gandalf and Molly, were part of a group of dogs rescued and transported by Humane Society International (HSI) to the United States for rehoming. Gandalf and Molly started their lives in some of the worst conditions imaginable, and we’re thrilled to help them begin their new lives here in DC. Read More
at Monday, January 16, 2017

Paralyzed Kitten Takes First Steps

  When 2-month-old Talleyrand arrived at the Humane Rescue Alliance, she was paralyzed with no deep pain or movement in her hind legs or tail. Our Animal Control Officer arrived on the scene to reports of her falling down a storm drain, her injuries left untreated for several days. X-rays confirmed she had a fracture of her L3 vertebra and shifting of her spinal column.   Shortly after arriving, Talleyrand started acupuncture treatment and has since regained... Read More

Puerto Rico Dogs Find New Home in DC

After several months of planning, the Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) was thrilled to receive seven dogs from transfer partner Barks of Hope in Puerto Rico. The dogs traveled 1,500 miles as part of HRA's Shelter Animal Relief Effort (ShARE). ShARE brings together animal welfare organizations to give every adoptable animal the opportunity to be placed in a loving, permanent home. Animal welfare in Puerto Rico has long been a concern to both natives and visitors, with the... Read More
Posted by Dani Rizzo at Tuesday, December 13, 2016

A New Life for Hoarding Survivors

On the evening of July 19, animal control and humane law enforcement officers with the Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) removed 63 cats and kittens from a home in Northwest Washington as part of a case of hoarding and inhumane treatment of animals. The vast majority were kittens under a month old who were placed in foster homes. Several adult and adolescent cats were taken to our adoption center on Oglethorpe Street. All of them were unsocialized and shut down.   Music, Treats, and... Read More
Posted by Dani Rizzo at Monday, November 7, 2016

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