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DC Woman Arrested for Cruelty to Animals

Kimberly Jean Bungard of Washington, DC, was arrested this morning on a warrant obtained by Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) Humane Law Enforcement Officers and charged with cruelty to animals. Over the course of the investigation, which began on March 15, 2018, HRA officers seized six cats and two turtles from a one-bedroom apartment in NE after they observed Bungard failed to provide the animals with proper care. Bungard surrendered 42 cats to HRA after being advised of the items required to... Read More
at Friday, March 15, 2019

DC Resident Arrested for Animal Cruelty

Deborah Chandler of Washington, DC, was arrested this morning on a warrant obtained by the Humane Rescue Alliance and charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty. On Feb. 18, HRA Humane Law Enforcement Officers executed a search warrant after an investigation initiated by an anonymous caller. The caller requested a welfare check on dogs living in a NW home after never observing them outside. HRA’s investigation determined the dogs were left alone in the home for approximately four days. ... Read More
at Tuesday, March 12, 2019

HRA’s Blue Collar Cats Program Celebrates Two Years and 200 Cats Saved

Jersey came to the Humane Rescue Alliance as a stray at just 8 months old. This young cat had lived outside her entire life, with little to no socialization with humans. Shut down and fearful, it was clear Jersey was not an adoption candidate. HRA’s community cat team got to work, and so did Jersey. She was quickly matched with a local small business, a plant nursery, and is just one of the hundreds of unadoptable cats whose lives have been saved by the Blue Collar Cats program.  ... Read More
at Monday, March 11, 2019

HRA Commends Law Enforcement Agencies in Arrest of FBI Most Wanted Fugitive

(photo: Clarence Williams / The Washington Post) Yesterday, Prince George’s County Police arrested Lamont Stephenson, a man on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list for allegedly murdering his girlfriend Olga DeJesus and her dog in 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. The Metropolitan Police Department in DC also had a warrant out for his arrest in connection to the murder of Natina Kiah and her cat on Wednesday in SE. In response, Lisa LaFontaine, President and CEO of the... Read More
at Friday, March 8, 2019

HRA Offers Reward for Information About Shocking Animal Cruelty Case

Update, March 8:  After no leads, the Humane Rescue Alliance is increasing its reward for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of those involved in a tragic case of alleged animal cruelty to $7,500 and releasing new images of the dog and the men who brought her to our New York Avenue location. HRA is seeking information regarding: The identity of the men in the photos Unusual activity on the morning of Feb. 28 near the Southern Ave. Metro... Read More
Posted by Dani Rizzo at Friday, March 8, 2019

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