Humane Rescue Alliance

Advocating for animal-friendly communities. Strengthening the animal-human bond.

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Humane Rescue Alliance

Animals. People. Community.

The Washington Humane Society and the Washington Animal Rescue League have each served the animals and people of the District of Columbia and the National Capital region for over a century. These two great forces for animal protection came together  to form an even more powerful organization, The Humane Rescue Alliance

Together, we’re combining our proficiency and knowledge in all aspects of animal care, from providing quality, affordable medical services to creating families with each adoption. Most importantly, we're dedicated to protecting animals and to placing and keeping them with caring families. We deliver on that promise through our broad range of vital services.

Bringing People and Animals Together

A cornerstone of our work is to match people with companion animals of all kinds—from cats and dogs to fish and rabbits.


Providing Affordable Veterinary Care

The Humane Rescue Alliance is dedicated to providing affordable veterinary care to our community.


Keeping Pets in their Homes

By comprehensively addressing the lack of accessible, affordable pet care in under-served communities, the Humane Rescue Alliance works to keep pets in the homes they already have, improving their quality of life and elevating the human-animal bond.


Making our Community Better for Animals & People

At the Humane Rescue Alliance we're dedicated to ensuring the safety and welfare of all animals and our animal protection teams are available day or night to help.



Instilling Kindness in Young People

Learn more about our available humane education programs and how we work to inspire people of all ages to treat all living beings with care, compassion, and respect.



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