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Mighty Aphrodite: Groundbreaking Surgery Gives Aphrodite a Second Chance

Aphrodite's jet black fur and piercing green eyes are striking. Even more so is the rare and severe medical condition this young cat fought to overcome the first six months of her life. At just eight weeks old, Aphrodite was surrendered to the Humane Rescue Alliance with her two siblings. The three kittens were transferred to a foster home for specialized care, where, unlike her siblings, Aphrodite struggled to thrive. On top of pneumonia and ringworm, Aprhodite's severe congestion... Read More
at Sunday, December 30, 2018

A Good Samaritan and Donor Supported Veterinary Care Rescue Helpless Puppy

When a good Samaritan found three-month-old Sushi, she was struggling to breathe, panting through nearly-blue lips. She was lying on the side of the road, unable to move. She needed help. Luckily for Sushi, she was brought to the Humane Rescue Alliance. HRA staff recognized the severity of her condition, and she was immediately transferred to Friendship Hospital for Animals (FHA) for emergency care. After an examination, it was found that she was likely hit by a car and had several... Read More
at Thursday, December 27, 2018

Stray and Surrender: HRA works to reunite families and find new homes

The Humane Rescue Alliance takes in more than 10,000 dogs and cats each year. The majority of these animals come in to us as stray or surrendered animals. We are dedicated to providing a safe space and the best care for all of DC’s animals until they are either reunited with their family or adopted into new families.   Stray animals come to us in several different ways: Animal control officers respond to calls of animals running at-large or who may be injured, lost, or needing... Read More
at Friday, December 21, 2018

Ariel: Former Puerto Rican Stray, Now Beloved Family Member

Last month, Humane Rescue Alliance veterinarian, Dr. Jackie Hathaway, was on the ground in Puerto Rico supporting the second round of Spayathon for Puerto Rico , in partnership with The Humane Society of the United States. There, she met volunteer Angela. Angela runs an informal rescue and foster program for abandoned dogs in her town of Fajardo. Angela spoke of dogs being dropped off at her doorstop and rescuing abandoned litters from a graveyard. She was even given... Read More
at Wednesday, December 19, 2018

HRA’s Transport Program Says Yes to Animals in Need 

Extreme weather and a surge of animals has recently left countless animals in need across the country. Last week, HRA took in 26 animals ahead of Hurricane Florence, and today 22 more dogs arrived from the Louisiana SPCA.  The dogs traveled 1,000 miles as part of HRA's Shelter Animal Relief Effort (ShARE). ShARE brings together animal welfare organizations to give every adoptable animal the opportunity to be placed in a loving, permanent home. HRA is stretching our resources... Read More
Posted by Dani Rizzo at Thursday, September 20, 2018

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