Humane Rescue Alliance

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

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About the Humane Rescue Alliance

The Humane Rescue Alliance has protected and cared for the animals of the nation’s capital for nearly 150 years and serves thousands of animals annually. Its broad range of programs offered includes: direct rescue and care of animals in need, cruelty investigations and local animal control services, robust regional community support programs that help pets stay with their families, and a premier transport program that invests in partner communities to solve pet overpopulation sustainably and nationwide. The organization advocates for and enables the safety and welfare of all animals, bringing people and animals together, and working within communities to support these relationships. HRA is based in Washington, DC and through a merger with St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in Madison, New Jersey, created the first regional, community-based, multi-state animal welfare organization in the nation. For more information please visit:

Our Impact

Reasons to Support Meow DC

Meow DC became the area's first large cat event of its kind in the DC metropolitan area when it launched in 2019. This unique event provides area cat enthusiasts with an outlet to demonstrate their love for cats.

- human-animal bond
Support - sheltering, rescue, fostering, care
Adoption - providing loving homes
Education - sharing information

Americans spent nearly $70 billion on their pets in 2017.

Your participation in Meow DC provides you an opportunity to interact with people who are increasingly committed to providing their pets with joyful and comfortable lives, and who spend generously in an industry that is projected to grow at an average annual rate of 4.1% through 2023.

Today's consumers are motivated to support businesses that give back to philanthropic causes they care about, like animal welfare.

By supporting Meow DC, you will be supporting the area's only large event of its kind in which all proceeds benefit the many programs and services provided by the Humane Rescue Alliance to communities near and far.

Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors!