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Dog Rescued in NW DC Animal Cruelty Investigation

A Humane Rescue Alliance investigation into suspected animal cruelty in NW DC led to the rescue of a dog today under a search and seizure warrant obtained by HRA Humane Law Enforcement officers. The investigation began when multiple members of the public reported a woman was allegedly physically abusing her dog with a belt. HRA officers named the dog Sampson. “It was clear on scene that Sampson lived in extreme fear of people, as the dog would shudder every time someone came near... Read More
at Tuesday, October 20, 2020

DC resident arrested in Great Dane animal cruelty investigation

Following a Humane Rescue Alliance investigation, Michael Gibson of Washington, D.C., was arrested on Monday and charged with four counts of cruelty to animals for failing to provide proper space and veterinary care for his animals. On Sept. 9, Humane Law Enforcement officers with HRA rescued 36 dogs and six rabbits from Gibson’s home on the 2900 block of Branch Avenue SE under a search and seizure warrant. On scene, HRA found 42 animals, including 33 Great Danes, one Doberman, one... Read More
at Wednesday, October 7, 2020

DC resident sentenced in horrific animal cruelty investigation

Antonio Jacobs of Washington, D.C. was sentenced on Sept. 25 to serve 15 months in jail and three years of supervised release after pleading guilty to felony cruelty to animals on July 27. The sentence follows a Humane Rescue Alliance-led investigation. The full sentence also includes: 90 days jail time (consecutive) for failure to appear, 30 days jail time (concurrent) for a contempt charge brought on by the Office of Attorney General, a stay away order on owning or possessing animals... Read More
at Wednesday, September 30, 2020

More than 40 animals rescued in animal cruelty investigation in SE DC

A Humane Rescue Alliance investigation into suspected animal cruelty in SE DC led to the rescue of 36 dogs and six rabbits today under a search and seizure warrant obtained by HRA Humane Law Enforcement officers. The case began as an HRA animal control investigation following an anonymous tip regarding the number, types and wellbeing of animals being housed at a property on the 2900 block of Branch Avenue SE. HRA’s Humane Law Enforcement division took over the investigation upon... Read More
at Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Humane Rescue Alliance investigates second animal sexual abuse case in less than two weeks

The Humane Rescue Alliance is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for allegedly sexually abusing a 3-month-old kitten. Owen, the Kitten: On Wednesday, Aug. 19, an animal control officer with HRA responded to a call from a concerned member of the public about an injured cat near the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in NE DC. On scene, the ACO found a critically-injured, 3-month-old kitten, who they... Read More
at Monday, August 24, 2020

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