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Keeping Your Dog Safe in Extreme Heat

Limit Outdoor Time Residents are advised to bring their pets indoors and to limit outdoor time. District of Columbia law states that an animal cannot be outdoors for more than 15 minutes during periods of extreme weather without human accompaniment or adequate shelter. Extreme weather means temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit. When the temperature is above 80 degrees, a dog kept outside must have access to adequate shelter. This means a dog must have access to a shelter... Read More
at Tuesday, July 16, 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

Puppy Love: Caring for One of HRA's Most Vulnerable Populations

Neonatal puppies are one of the most vulnerable and resource-intensive populations in a shelter environment. With fast, forward-thinking coordination, and support from our incredible community, the Humane Rescue Alliance was able to care for more than 200 puppies in 2018. HRA's transport and rescue program received frequent requests for help from area shelters inundated with nursing moms and puppies. When possible, HRA is proud to help give these animals an increased chance at survival and... Read More
at Wednesday, March 27, 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

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

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