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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 Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Humane Rescue Alliance Offers $5,000 Reward for Information in Animal Cruelty Case

The Humane Rescue Alliance is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved in a case of alleged animal cruelty.   On Saturday, June 13, HRA received a call from a community member who found a paralyzed orange tabby cat, named Stripe, abandoned in an alley between Q St. SE and Naylor Rd. SE at around 2 a.m. HRA’s medical team discovered Stripe had a small wound, and an X-ray revealed a bullet was... Read More
Posted by Dani Rizzo at Friday, June 26, 2020

Petco Foundation to Match All Donations up to $20,000 to Humane Rescue Alliance Through June 30

Through June 30, all donations to the Humane Rescue Alliance will be matched up to $20,000 by the Petco Foundation to help save twice as many pet lives. “Even in these uncertain times, we are continuing to protect animals and support families in the communities we serve, and our work is more important now than ever,” said Lisa LaFontaine, President and CEO of the Humane Rescue Alliance. “In response to the pandemic, we are placing hundreds of animals into loving homes... Read More
at Tuesday, June 16, 2020

A Message to Our Community

At the Humane Rescue Alliance, we have a long history of speaking for those who have no voice, and who struggle to be heard.   This has never been more important than it is today. The horrific killing of George Floyd shines a bright light on the inequities that have persisted through the entire life of our nation. His needless death makes all too clear the systemic injustices that people of color face every day.   We need to rise each morning with a resolve to make our world a... Read More
at Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Dog Rescued in NE DC Animal Cruelty Investigation

A Humane Rescue Alliance investigation into suspected animal cruelty in NE DC led to the rescue of a dog who is suspected of being abused yesterday under a search and seizure warrant obtained by HRA Humane Law Enforcement officers. The investigation began when a member of the public reported the animal, who rescuers named Cooper, was being kept outside without adequate shelter. Over the course of the investigation, HLE officers with HRA obtained additional information from multiple concerned... Read More
at Sunday, May 31, 2020

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