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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Guidance & Updates Related to COVID-19

The health and well-being of the animals in our care, our staff, and the community we serve are our top priority. HRA continues to work with health officials and our community stakeholders to monitor, plan, and respond appropriately. Please continue to check this website for updates and information on COVID-19. LATEST INFORMATION


  • A Message to Our Community Jun 2
    At the Humane Rescue Alliance, we have a long history of speaking for those who have no voice, and who struggle to be heard.   This has never been more important than it is today. The horrific...
  • Dog Rescued in NE DC Animal Cruelty Investigation May 31
    A Humane Rescue Alliance investigation into suspected animal cruelty in NE DC led to the rescue of a dog who is suspected of being abused yesterday under a search and seizure warrant obtained by HRA ...
  • D.C. resident arrested for cruelty to animals May 29
    Harold McKelvin of Washington, D.C., was arrested today on a warrant obtained by the Humane Rescue Alliance and charged with cruelty to animals after he allegedly failed to provide his dog, Missy, wi...
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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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