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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

Animal Welfare: A look back, around, and forward with Dr. Roger Haston

Dr. Roger Haston, Chief Analytics Officer of PetSmart Charities, gave two, standing-room-only presentations, at the Humane Rescue Alliance January 16 and 17.  His presentation “The Future of Animal Welfare: A look back, around, and forward” is the culmination of years of research and analysis of data and trends in the animal welfare industry. Dr. Haston’s presentation provided an objective analysis of the tough realities, complexities, and trends in animal welfare as well... Read More
Posted by Dani Rizzo at Wednesday, February 13, 2019

HRA Reminds DC Federal Workers Furloughed by the Government Shut Down About Pet Pantry Program

Federal Workers in Need Can Access Pet Pantry The Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) would like to make sure federal workers who reside in DC are aware of Pet Pantry , which supplies DC pet owners who indicate need, with at least half the food needed by their animals each month. “The government shut down impacts not only some federal workers no longer receiving a paycheck, but their entire family, including their pets,” said Lisa LaFontaine, HRA’s President and CEO.... Read More
at Thursday, January 17, 2019

Dedicated Efforts From Humane Law Enforcement Lead To Rescue of Neglected, Injured Puppy

When abuse or neglect of an animal is suspected, the Humane Rescue Alliance’s Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) officers will not rest until they thoroughly investigate a case and ensure the long-term safety of the animal in question. Such was the case with Dutchess. A young exuberant puppy with nothing but love to give, Dutchess was discovered in a home in DC during a check of the dog’s welfare and condition. When HRA HLE Sgt. Dan D’Eramo arrived at the residence of... Read More
at Friday, December 22, 2017

Chris Schindler Named VP of Field Services at the Humane Rescue Alliance

Humane Rescue Alliance President and CEO Lisa LaFontaine announced today that she has named Chris Schindler to the position of Vice President of Field Services for the organization. Schindler brings more than 20 years of animal welfare experience, specifically expertise in the areas of animal cruelty and dog fighting. Schindler will oversee HRA’s Humane Law Enforcement and Animal Control divisions. He begins his duties today. “Chris Schindler is one of the... Read More
at Thursday, November 30, 2017

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