Humane Rescue Alliance

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

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Keeping Pets in their Home

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Humane Rescue Alliance

Help Out, Partner, and Educate (HOPE)


The HOPE program is our community-based initiative, providing people in traditionally underserved areas of D.C. with a variety of free pet services, such as spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations, food, and supplies at periodic community events. This program provides a critical lifeline that helps keep thousands of pets in loving homes–and out of shelters.

By comprehensively addressing the lack of accessible, affordable pet care in under-served communities, the Humane Rescue Alliance works to keep pets in the homes they already have, improving their quality of life and elevating the human-animal bond.


Helping people and pets

Building trustful relationships with people and establishing an ongoing presence in the community is critical to making a real impact. Experience has shown us that when we extend our compassion to human beings as well as animals, we can create long-term and meaningful social change.

HOPE embraces the human component of the human-animal equation by approaching people in a respectful way and recognizing that people’s love for their pets transcends socioeconomic circumstances and cultural differences.

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