Humane Rescue Alliance

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

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A tenacious advocate for animals, building an alliance that can tackle the systemic challenges facing animals in our region and beyond, with the goal of saving more lives.


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  • DC Council passes 150th resolution Jul 16
    On Wednesday, July 13, the DC Council  passed a resolution recognizing HRA's life-saving work  over the past 150 years.  In their resolution, they said "This organization, ...
  • Fishy business: Caring for animals big and small Jul 13
    By: Dr. Megan McAndrew, Vice President of Medical Programs & Chief Medical Officer Last week, officials with the City of Burnsville, Minn., shared photos of a massive goldfish found in ...
  • The Wild Side of the DC Cat Count Jul 1
    The DC Cat Count is a collaborative three-year project aiming to estimate Washington DC’s total cat population and develop tools and protocols to help inform data-driven cat population manageme...
Facts & Stats

See the impact in our community

We are dedicated to ensuring the safety and welfare of all animals in addition to bringing people and animals together.

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400 animals

Each month meet their forever family

565 Animals

Each monthare spayed and neutered

1,600 Calls

For help each month answered by our field officers

2,400 hours

Each month of combined volunteer work

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Lisa's Blog

Read more about the Humane Rescue Alliance's mission to protect animals, support families, and advocate for a world where all animals can thrive, as told by HRA's President and CEO, Lisa LaFontaine. 

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