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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 him,” said Chris Schindler, vice president of field services at the Humane Rescue Alliance. “We look forward to giving Sampson the love and care he deserves and rehabilitation he needs while continuing to investigate this case.”

The case remains under investigation. Sampson is in the care of HRA, where he will be examined by a veterinarian and receive any necessary medical and behavioral treatment.