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Updated Vaccination Protocol Streamlines Intake

Shelter medicine is a unique profession that is quickly becoming one of the most exciting and desirable destinations for veterinarians. From preventative medicine and infectious disease control to veterinary forensics, emergency care, and public health, shelter veterinarians must be able to adapt to the ever-changing needs of a shelter environment and provide innovative solutions to challenges not seen in most private practices. Nowhere is that more evident than at the Humane Rescue Alliance... Read More
Posted by Dani Rizzo at Friday, April 19, 2019

HRA Works Overtime to Prepare 36 Chihuahuas for Adoption

Since March, the Humane Rescue Alliance behavior and training team has been working overtime with a group of 36 chihuahua-type dogs to prepare them for life in homes.  The dogs, ranging in age from 1 to 7-years-old, came to the Humane Rescue Alliance from Mississippi as part of a large-scale surrendered situation of more than 250 chihuahuas. While healthy, the dogs were all under socialized, shut down, and understandably fearful in their new environment. HRA’s... Read More
Posted by Dani Rizzo at Thursday, April 18, 2019

No Harm No Fowl

The DC area is fortunate to be home to a diverse population of wildlife and a community who admires them. This week, the wild turkeys in our neighborhoods are in the limelight. Once a rare sight, it’s not unheard of to see wild turkeys in residential or urban areas these days. In fact, HRA’s trained team of dispatchers has received more than a dozen calls reporting turkey sightings in the District in the last few days alone, with many callers assuming the animals are out of place... Read More
at Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Six Dogs Rescued From Unsanitary Conditions After HRA Investigation

A Humane Rescue Alliance investigation into suspected animal cruelty in NE DC led to the rescue of six dogs under a search and seizure warrant obtained by HRA Humane Law Enforcement Officers. Upon entering the residence, HLE Officers found two adult dogs and four puppies confined to crates, one of which was a shipping crate, and living in their own feces and urine. The dogs did not have access to food or water and some appeared to need medical attention. The foul odor in the residence was so... Read More
at Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Spring Fever for Wildlife in the District

Every year, as the weather begins to turn warmer, the HRA Field Services team sees a large increase in calls for help from the public, particularly calls regarding wildlife. From an orphaned baby bird falling from the nest, to raccoons trapped in a house, HRA’s trained team of dispatchers is available 24/7 and takes more than 1,600 calls a month. This amounts to a 30-40 percent increase over the call volume seen during winter months. This high call volume persists through the summer and... Read More
at Monday, April 8, 2019

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