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Tips for Pet Owners During Cold Weather

As the thermometer drops into the 30s and below, it’s time for some reminders for pet owners about protecting their pets during cold weather. With some preventative measures in dealing with the cold, many problems can be easily avoided. Some important wintertime tips to remember: If it’s too cold for you, it’s probably too cold for your pet, so keep your animals inside. After each walk, wash and dry your pet’s feet and abdomen to remove ice, salt and... Read More
at Friday, January 18, 2019

HRA Reminds DC Federal Workers Furloughed by the Government Shut Down About Pet Pantry Program

Federal Workers in Need Can Access Pet Pantry The Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) would like to make sure federal workers who reside in DC are aware of Pet Pantry , which supplies DC pet owners who indicate need, with at least half the food needed by their animals each month. “The government shut down impacts not only some federal workers no longer receiving a paycheck, but their entire family, including their pets,” said Lisa LaFontaine, HRA’s President and CEO.... Read More
at Thursday, January 17, 2019

HRA Seizes Two Dogs and Evidence Related to Dog Fighting in NE DC

Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) Officers executed a search warrant this morning at a residence in Northeast DC to collect evidence related to organized dog fighting. Over the course of a year at a park near the premises, several witnesses reported to HRA seeing activities consistent with the conditioning of dogs for fighting, such as strength training. HRA Officers verified at least one dog had wounds and scaring consistent with fighting. HRA also received recent reports of the use of a spring... Read More
at Friday, January 11, 2019

Humane Rescue Alliance Offers $5,000 Reward for Information About Person of Interest in a Shocking Animal Cruelty Case

Man Seen Striking Dog Later Found to Have Significant Wounds on All Four Legs The Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of those involved in a tragic case of alleged animal cruelty. On Friday, January 4, HRA received a call about a dog who had been abandoned at Skip’s Liquor Store and Laundromat in NE: the dog had significant injuries to all four legs. Surveillance video (seen below)... Read More
at Wednesday, January 9, 2019

2018: A Year in Review

Lisa LaFontaine, President and CEO As we begin 2019, our third full year as the Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA), I am proud to share with you the highlights of the year that just ended, including the expansion of key programs and launch of several new initiatives. In 2018, we significantly expanded our Help Out, Partner, and Engage (HOPE) program , HRA’s community-based outreach initiative providing people and animals in under-resourced areas of DC with services and information. HOPE,... Read More
at Friday, January 4, 2019

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