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Lisa LaFontaine

HUMANE RESCUE ALLIANCE

LISA LAFONTAINE

  • 2020: A Year in Review Jan 28
    2020 was a year like no other – unsettling, tragic and difficult. At HRA we experienced a range of emotions. After all, we’re an organization of people, and many of us faced extraordinary...
  • Continuing Our Critical Care Oct 7
    Through all the many challenges 2020 has brought to our doorsteps, HRA has been on the front lines, moving animals from crisis to care and supporting our neighbors in need. Last month, we celebrated ...
  • The Horrific Truth of Animal Sexual Abuse Aug 18
    Our work is full of joy and of heartbreak. We see the best of what people and animals do for one another, but unfortunately, we sometimes have a front row seat for the worst. Last week, we respond...
  • Saving Lives Through Collaboration and Community Jul 9
    A year ago today, the Humane Rescue Alliance in Washington, D.C. merged with St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center of New Jersey to create the first regional animal care, adoption, field service...
  • Our Continued Commitment Mar 30
    As we learn more about COVID-19 each day, and as our elected officials continue to issue community directives to best protect people during this pandemic, we are absorbing information, making decisio...
  • Stories of True Redemption – and Why Michael Vick Shouldn’t be Honored by the NFL Dec 17
    About fifteen years ago, when I was the CEO of New Hampshire’s Monadnock Humane Society , our director of operations called me at home and asked, “Are you sitting down?” Calls t...
  • Renewing the Fight for Prince George’s Pit Bulls Oct 31
    On October 22nd, the Prince George’s County Council voted to keep its 22-year-old pit bull ban in place, sealing the fate of hundreds of innocent dogs over the next year until we can resume the...
  • Disaster Preparedness: How Working Together Saves More Lives Sep 13
    As Hurricane Dorian overwhelmed their shelter, the staff members of the Humane Society of Grand Bahama desperately stacked crates of cats and put dogs on any high surface they could find as flood wat...
  • Pit Bull Bans Have No Place in a Humane Community Aug 14
    Just over twelve years ago, when I was interviewing for the job of CEO for the Washington Humane Society (WHS) in Washington, DC, I was given a tour of the New York Avenue shelter. When we walked in ...
  • Creating a Culture of Collaboration in Animal Welfare Jul 8
    Like many who work in animal welfare, I started in a different industry. I began my career as the Director of Communications for a small insurance company in New Hampshire. Through a series of strate...