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Puppy Rescued in NE DC Animal Cruelty Investigation

A Humane Rescue Alliance investigation into suspected animal cruelty in NE DC led to the rescue of a female puppy today under a search and seizure warrant obtained by HRA Humane Law Enforcement Officers. The investigation began when a member of the public reported a man was physically abusing a puppy. HRA officers named the dog Lois. “It is a truly monstrous act of cruelty to brutally beat an innocent puppy, and often times people who abuse animals don’t stop there,”... Read More
at Friday, November 22, 2019

HRA is Waiving Adoption Fees for Select Available Animals

The Humane Rescue Alliance is pleading for adopters and waiving adoption fees for select available animals at both of its adoption centers on Tuesday, Oct. 29 and Wednesday, Oct. 30. Due to critical maintenance required at HRA’s New York Avenue facility later this week, we must evacuate all of the animals from the building by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, and we need the public’s help. “We are in critical need of adoptive homes,” said Claudia Roll, vice... Read More
at Monday, October 28, 2019

Six animals seized in NW DC animal cruelty investigation

A Humane Rescue Alliance investigation into suspected animal cruelty in NW DC led to the seizure of one adult dog, four puppies, and one cat today under a search and seizure warrant obtained by HRA Humane Law Enforcement Officers. Officers also found a deceased guinea pig. The investigation began when HRA dispatchers received a complaint from a member of the public alleging a man picked up at least one dog by the neck and repeatedly punched the animal in the abdomen. Moments later, a second... Read More
at Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Annual Bark Ball Raises More than $686,000 for Humane Rescue Alliance

More than 1,000 attendees of the Humane Rescue Alliance’s 32nd annual Bark Ball gathered at the Washington Hilton on Saturday night in their black-tie best, including upwards of 400 four-legged guests, some of whom donned bow ties, tuxedos, crystals, and pearls. VIPs in attendance included former Sens. Bob and Elizabeth Dole and Roberta McCain, mother of late Sen. John McCain. But it was Shepherd, a puppy who made an emotional transformation in the care of HRA after being left for dead... Read More
at Monday, October 21, 2019

Three Dogs Rescued from Suspected Organized Dogfighting in SE DC

A Humane Rescue Alliance investigation into suspected organized dogfighting in SE DC led to the rescue of two adult dogs and one puppy on Oct. 9 under a search and seizure warrant obtained by HRA Humane Law Enforcement Officers.   The investigation began following a tip about an individual who was allegedly engaged in selling puppies with the intent to fight. HRA received several similar tips over the course of the investigation.   “Combating animal fighting is a job we take... Read More
Posted by Dani Rizzo at Friday, October 11, 2019

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