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Six Dogs Rescued From Unsanitary Conditions After HRA Investigation

A Humane Rescue Alliance investigation into suspected animal cruelty in NE DC led to the rescue of six dogs under a search and seizure warrant obtained by HRA Humane Law Enforcement Officers. Upon entering the residence, HLE Officers found two adult dogs and four puppies confined to crates, one of which was a shipping crate, and living in their own feces and urine. The dogs did not have access to food or water and some appeared to need medical attention. The foul odor in the residence was so... Read More
at Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Spring Fever for Wildlife in the District

Every year, as the weather begins to turn warmer, the HRA Field Services team sees a large increase in calls for help from the public, particularly calls regarding wildlife. From an orphaned baby bird falling from the nest, to raccoons trapped in a house, HRA’s trained team of dispatchers is available 24/7 and takes more than 1,600 calls a month. This amounts to a 30-40 percent increase over the call volume seen during winter months. This high call volume persists through the summer and... Read More
at Monday, April 8, 2019

HRA Pledges Support for the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act

Earlier in the week, Humane Rescue Alliance staff met with U.S. Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) to pledge our support for the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act ( PACT Act ) for which the Congressman is a co-sponsor. The PACT Act would make it a federal crime to commit malicious acts of cruelty to an animal on federal property or in interstate commerce. The PACT Act builds on the federal animal “crush video” law enacted in 2010 which banned the creation, sale, and... Read More
at Friday, April 5, 2019

6 Things You Won't Want to Miss at Meow DC

Meow DC is the District's first event of its kind, celebrating cats and cat lovers! Taking place at Dock 5 at Union Market on April 27, cat fanatics and animal enthusiasts alike will enjoy vendor booths, adoptable animals, demonstrations, and giveaways. Don't be afraid to wear your fandom on your sleeve. Come dressed in your favorite cat-themed clothes and you could win a prize for "Most Enthusiastic Cat Lover!"   Here are six reasons you don't want to... Read More
at Thursday, April 4, 2019

Puppy Love: Caring for One of HRA's Most Vulnerable Populations

Neonatal puppies are one of the most vulnerable and resource-intensive populations in a shelter environment. With fast, forward-thinking coordination, and support from our incredible community, the Humane Rescue Alliance was able to care for more than 200 puppies in 2018. HRA's transport and rescue program received frequent requests for help from area shelters inundated with nursing moms and puppies. When possible, HRA is proud to help give these animals an increased chance at survival and... Read More
at Wednesday, March 27, 2019

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