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Category: Field Services

Disaster Preparedness: Working Together to Save More Lives

The Humane Rescue Alliance has a long history of welcoming homeless animals from threatened areas and deploying our staff to support impacted communities in times of need. As storms grow more frequent and severe, the Humane Rescue Alliance is becoming a key player in emergency pet rescues. To handle this dramatic uptick in rescue calls, our team of 21 emergency responders received swiftwater technical certification this month after a week-long, intensive training to prepare them to... Read More
at Friday, May 22, 2020

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

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

After Three Months on the Run, Jake is Safe and Sound with HRA

It was six in the morning when Zita Macinanti, who oversees the Humane Rescue Alliance's Missing Animal Response Team (M.A.R.T.) got the call: Jake had been successfully caught after three months on the run. Jake's journey began in West Virginia, where he and 18 other dogs were removed from a crowded home and transported to HRA as part of a hoarding case. He had been living with little human contact and was very, very scared. Your browser doesn't support video. Please... Read More
at Friday, November 30, 2018

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