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Our Mission

The Humane Rescue Alliance protects animals, supports families, and advocates for positive change to create a world where all animals can thrive. We enrich the humanity of our communities by promoting compassion and encouraging people to find joy, comfort, and companionship through the love and appreciation of animals.

Learn more about our community-based services, current events, and how you can get involved

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A Workplace Where People Can Flourish

While our mission is focused on creating a world where all animals can thrive, HRA is focused on becoming a workplace where people can thrive.  

We are in a pivotal moment in animal welfare – how we serve our communities and how we staff our organizations are rapidly changing. To meet the challenge of this moment, HRA is creating a workplace that values learning and being entrepreneurial while achieving results for the communities we serve.  

HRA has a long-term commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion with a focus on more closely reflecting the racial identities of the communities we serve. We're doing so strategically, rather than simply checking a few diversity boxes – from providing team leaders with better management tools that incorporate inclusion, to removing barriers in our recruiting and hiring processes, to increasing internal promotion opportunities for all staff and beyond. We’re becoming a place of welcome and inclusion for people of all genders, races, ethnicities, national origins, ages, sexual orientations or identities, education, or abilities. Please come join us!

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  • Make a difference in the lives of animals and the people who love them – every day!
  • Four weeks of paid time off
  • 10 paid holidays and one floating holiday
  • Employer paid health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(K) and Safe Harbor Match
  • Short term and long term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Wellness programs throughout the year including yoga, chair massages, financial literacy, flu shot clinics and fun food events
Now Hiring Passionate Changemakers


Now Hiring Passionate Changemakers

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Serving Washington DC, New Jersey, and Beyond: Our Mission at Work in 2022


Lives saved through adoption, transport and reunification


Surgeries and procedures performed including dentals, specialized surgeries, and spay/neuter


Pet meals distributed to families living with low income


Calls for help our field service officers responded to in DC and New Jersey


Animals moved from crisis to care through the WayStation


Treatment and enrichment sessions for animals completed by our behavior staff for animals in our care

Picture Yourself at the Humane Rescue Alliance

If you have a passion for animal welfare, join our talented team who works every day to make a difference in the lives of animals and the people who love them.