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Category: Success Story

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

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

HRA Transport Program: Bringing animals to DC to find forever homes

Thanks to an aggressive spay/neuter initiative and successful programs and services aimed at keeping pets in the loving homes they already have, HRA, like many organizations across the country, is seeing a decline in intake locally. This naturally means there are fewer adoptable animals. HRA has partnered with both regional and national organizations to share our resources and offer available dens in our adoption centers to dogs and cats who may otherwise not find adoptive homes in their... Read More
at Thursday, December 20, 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

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