Humane Rescue Alliance

Advocating for animal-friendly communities. Strengthening the animal-human bond.

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Humane Rescue Alliance

Looking for more opportunities to help animals in our community? 

Donate Supplies

There are lots of ways to give to the Humane Rescue Alliance and donating needed goods and supplies is always appreciated. See our full list of accepted donation items below.

Visit our wish list (And ship directly to us!)

Mail or drop off at either of our locations:

  • New York Avenue Adoption Center
    1201 New York Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002
  • Oglethorpe Street Adoption Center
    71 Oglethorpe Street, NW, Washington, DC 20011 

Donations Dos & Don'ts

Please understand we can only accept items which are machine washable or able to be sanitized for the health and safety of our animals. By respecting our wishes and guidelines, you ensure your contribution will be of maximum help to the animals.

We DO NOT accept or need the following items at this time:

  • Clothing
  • Bedsheets
  • Pillows
  • Down comforters
  • Newspaper
  • Stuffed or memory foam dog beds or pillows
  • Standing cat trees or scratchers
  • Retractable leashes
  • Any harnesses other than Easy Walk® harnesses

General Supplies

  • Pens
  • Sharpies
  • 8.5 x 11 copier paper (we even use the boxes!)
  • Rubbing alcohol (must be 90% alcohol or greater)
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Quart-sized plastic bags for treats
  • Towels (new or used)
  • Blankets (fleece works well, no heavy or down comforters)


  • Easy Walk® harnesses (brand name please)
  • Unopened wet and dry food
  • Peanut butter (xylitol-free)
  • 100% canned pumpkin (not the pie mix)
  • Treats
  • Poop Bags


  • Toys
  • Treats
  • Catnip
  • Unopened wet and dry food
  • Yesterday's News non-clumping, recycled paper cat litter

Small Animals, Wildlife & Exotics

  • Timothy and alfalfa hay
  • Carefresh Natural Bedding
  • Food and treats (rabbit, bird, ferret, hamster, and guinea pig)
  • Small mammal igloos 

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