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Humane Rescue Alliance

A Resource for People & Animals


Safe Haven Program


In homes where there is domestic abuse, it’s not just the people who are at risk; animals are often targeted as well. Through the Safe Haven program, the Humane Rescue Alliance offers 24/7 help for victims of domestic violence who are concerned about the safety of their pets.
 

Call 202-723-5730 for assistance or to learn more.


We work closely with area domestic violence service providers because in case after case, people who are victims of domestic violence overwhelmingly report that their pets have also been threatened, harmed, or killed by their abuser. Domestic violence victims concerned about the safety of their animals can have their service provider call the Humane Rescue Alliance 24/7 for help. We are a resource for victims, human service agencies, and anyone else concerned about the safety of an animal in the District of Columbia.


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HRA is able to provide a safe place for the beloved pets of domestic violence victims who are seeking to escape tough situations and rebuild their lives. By offering free housing in a safe environment for these animals, we give the pet's guardian a chance to find the help they desperately need. HRA's Safe Haven is the only program of its kind in Washington, DC.

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