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Making a Better Community, Together

The Humane Rescue Alliance is supported almost entirely by private contributions. The overwhelming majority of our contributors are individuals just like you, who support our mission to protect animals and support people’s love and compassion for them.

How You Can Help


Our critical work improve the lives of the animals and communities we work with would not be possible without your support. Learn more about ways to donate including, in-kind donations, planned giving and sponsoring an animal.


Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. With an active volunteer force many times the size of staff, volunteers make it possible for us to serve more than 60,000 animals each year, without ever turning a DC animal away. Learn more about volunteer opportunities.


Our robust and generous network of foster homes makes it possible for us to care for more animals with a broad range of specific care needs—from orphaned kittens who need round-the-clock feedings to cats and dogs for whom the shelter environment is too stressful and does not allow them to exhibit their true personalities. Learn more about fulfilling this critical component of our life-saving work.


HRA offers marketing benefits and great visibility for companies with exposure to thousands of local pet owners and animal lovers. The greatest reward comes from knowing your sponsorship enables us to serve more than 60,000 animals each year. Learn more about available partnership opportunities.


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