Humane Rescue Alliance

Humane Rescue Alliance The Humane Rescue Alliance protects animals, supports families, and advocates for positive change to create a world where all animals can thrive.
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humanerescuealliance.org In July 2019 the Humane Rescue Alliance and St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center of Madison, New Jersey, merged to create the first regional, community-based, multi-state animal welfare organization in the nation. The combined group will provide direct rescue and care of animals in need, cruelty investigations and local animal control services, robust regional community support programs that allow pets to stay with their families, and a premier transport program that invests in partner communities to solve pet overpopulation sustainably and nationwide.

Mission: We protect animals and support people’s love and compassion for them.

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Make 2021 the year that you commit to kindness for all animals. Here are 21 things you can do to help animals big and sm...
01/02/2021
Make a Resolution to be Kind to Animals: 21 Ways to Help Animals in 2021

Make 2021 the year that you commit to kindness for all animals. Here are 21 things you can do to help animals big and small this coming year, from actions to help those in your own house to owning our individual impact on wildlife and industrialized animal cruelty. https://bit.ly/3b2oVzi

Make 2021 the year that you commit to kindness for all animals. Here are 21 things you can do to help animals big and small this coming year, from actions to help those in your own house to owning our individual impact on wildlife and industrialized animal cruelty.

Happy New Year! Here's to fresh starts and a better year than 2020.One way you can start the year off right is by attend...
01/01/2021

Happy New Year! Here's to fresh starts and a better year than 2020.

One way you can start the year off right is by attending our first adoption of 2021 tomorrow from 12 PM - 3 PM. Bring a new family member into your life and start the year with a smile. Yes, this adorable pup with floppy ears will be in attendance.

The event will be held outdoors at 1022 M Street SE.

12/31/2020
Abused Puppy Finally Learns To Walk Again

With just one day left in 2020, we want to share the story of Luna, a puppy who endured severe sexual trauma and was abandoned in a ditch. She couldn't walk and was suffering from several serious injuries. With the help of Friendship Hospital for Animals, who covered the entire cost of her care, Luna is now thriving in her new home. This is her story.

It's your last chance to support HRA before 2021. Please make an end-of-year donation to help us save animals like Luna: humanerescuealliance.org/YE20.

12/30/2020
Two-Legged Kitten Is Living Her Best Life

This is Kangaroo, a sweet kitten with a birth defect that affects her two front legs. Sure they're small, but that doesn't stop her from playing and living her best life. She was quickly adopted and is spending her days with two feline siblings and as many toys as she wants.

We will help any animal who comes through our doors no matter their condition. With your support, we're able to continue caring for animals like Kangaroo and finding them new homes. You can continue that support with a contribution today at humanerescuealliance.org/YE20.

12/29/2020
Five Abandoned Puppies Make Amazing Recovery

In March, HRA rescued 9 dogs abandoned in a DC apartment. 5 of those dogs were very sick puppies who were dehydrated and emaciated. But, thanks to our partner Dogs And Cats Veterinary Referral & ER, our medical team, and our amazing fosters, these puppies made an amazing transformation.

You can help HRA save lives by making an end-of-year donation today. Your contribution will be matched up to $100,000: humanerescuealliance.org/YE20.

12/28/2020
How Your Donation Helps HRA

We're over halfway to our year-end goal of $100,000. There are only a few days left, and your donation will help save lives.

Make your donation at humanerescuealliance.org/YE20.

Have some down time after the holiday? Why not consider signing up to be a foster parent, especially for adult cats and ...
12/27/2020

Have some down time after the holiday? Why not consider signing up to be a foster parent, especially for adult cats and large dogs? You'll be providing a comfortable place for a four-legged friend to spend some time before they go to their new families.

Learn more and sign up at humanerescuealliance.org/foster.

At the beginning of this year, a 12-year-old dog named Delilah came to HRA. She was blind in one eye, very small, and so...
12/26/2020

At the beginning of this year, a 12-year-old dog named Delilah came to HRA. She was blind in one eye, very small, and so sweet. She had a range of medical conditions, but that didn't stop her from finding an amazing home. Now named Iris, she is living with two canine siblings and is now queen of the house.

Her adopter Carla said, "she is teaching us all about chihuahuas. She loves to go on long walks and then get right back under the covers." Iris has made herself right at home with her new family!

Help animals like Iris find their new family by supporting HRA. Make a life-saving donation today and it will be matched dollar for dollar: humanerescuealliance.org/YE20.

HRA is wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and happy holidays! We hope you get to spend the day curled up with your furry...
12/25/2020

HRA is wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and happy holidays! We hope you get to spend the day curled up with your furry (or scaly) loved ones.

As a reminder, we are closed for adoptions today. Adoption services will resume tomorrow.

Looking for a meaningful last-minute holiday gift for a loved one? Send them one of our e-Cards with a special tribute g...
12/23/2020

Looking for a meaningful last-minute holiday gift for a loved one? Send them one of our e-Cards with a special tribute gift. It will not only brighten their holiday season but also help fuel our lifesaving work in their honor.

To make an e-Card tribute gift, select the 'I'm making a special tribute gift' button. humanerescuealliance.org/YE20

12/22/2020

Last year, we shared the story of Apple, a kitten with cerebellar hypoplasia which affects her balance and makes her a little wobbly. Now, a year later, she's thriving with her family and loves to bother her canine brother!

We're able to help animals like Apple because of donors like you. Please consider making an end-of-year donation to HRA and support our life-saving work: humanerescuealliance.org/YE20.

Thank you to Mars Petcare US for a generous donation of 25 boxes of food, treats, and supplies for our animals. It’s the...
12/22/2020

Thank you to Mars Petcare US for a generous donation of 25 boxes of food, treats, and supplies for our animals. It’s the perfect holiday gift for our animals and they’ll definitely be enjoying them! We’d also like to thank the National Cherry Blossom ​Festival team for safely delivering these goodies to us. With the generous support from both of these teams, we can continue to save animal lives.

Abigale is an absolute sweetheart, all 74 pounds of her! She loves to snuggle, is super easy-going, house trained, and w...
12/21/2020

Abigale is an absolute sweetheart, all 74 pounds of her! She loves to snuggle, is super easy-going, house trained, and walks well on a leash. She loves to play with other dogs who can match her enthusiasm and excitement for playtime. Abigale would love a family to continue her training and socialization, and she's eager to learn. She likes a good game of tug, looks forward to car rides, and enjoys nap time, too.

Abigale is so easy to fall in love with! For more information or to set up a virtual meet and greet, visit humanerescuealliance.org.

Can't adopt but still want to help? Make an end-of-year donation to HRA today. All contributions up to $100,000 will be matched. Double your impact at humaneresceualliance.org/YE20.

Tomorrow, December 21, HRA's president and CEO Lisa LaFontaine will be appearing on The Kojo Nnamdi Show at 12:06 PM. Sh...
12/20/2020
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Tomorrow, December 21, HRA's president and CEO Lisa LaFontaine will be appearing on The Kojo Nnamdi Show at 12:06 PM. She'll be talking about presidential pets!

Make sure to tune in to catch her appearance.

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12/19/2020
Dazzellin' Through The Snow

Dazzell was in HRA's care for almost a year after it was discovered he was exposed to canine distemper. He needed to quarantine from other dogs, so he was moved into foster care. His foster Charise Van Liew fell in love with him and couldn't imagine Dazzell living anywhere else. She made him part of her family and is giving him the life he so deserves. Now he is finally experiencing the joy of snow.

Help us reach our $100,000 year-end goal with your generous gift now, which will be matched, to help animals like Dazzell find their new families: humanerescuealliance.org/YE20.

We’re excited to tell you that we will receive $25,000 as a result of the Petco Holiday Wishes grant campaign! Thank you...
12/18/2020

We’re excited to tell you that we will receive $25,000 as a result of the Petco Holiday Wishes grant campaign! Thank you to the Petco Foundation for providing this funding, which will enable us to help more animals and more pet families in need.

Special thanks to Linda and Ian for submitting their winning story about their adopted dog, Otter. We wish you all the best.

Finally, thanks to everyone who submitted their adoption stories and voted for our entry. We’re so grateful for your support.

What big ears you have! Meet Thumper, a one-year-old rabbit who is all ears. Literally. She came to HRA as a stray, but ...
12/18/2020

What big ears you have! Meet Thumper, a one-year-old rabbit who is all ears. Literally. She came to HRA as a stray, but she is now happily munching on hay, playing with toys, and begging for treats in her foster home.

Learn more about Thumper and schedule a virtual meet and greet at humanerescuealliance.org/adopt.

Can't adopt but still want to help? Make a donation today to help HRA continue our mission: humanerescuealliance.org/YE20.

Diamond was rescued from a house fire at the end of October by DC Fire And EMS. She was covered in burns and needed exte...
12/17/2020

Diamond was rescued from a house fire at the end of October by DC Fire And EMS. She was covered in burns and needed extensive medical care. For a month, our medical team made sure she was kept comfortable and received the best possible care to help her wounds heal. She lost part of her ear, her footpads were extensively burned, and she needed regular bandage changes.

Thanks to their hard work, Diamond is now in foster and feeling so much better. Soon she'll be ready for adoption and to find a new family to shower her with love.

Help us continue to care for animals like Diamond by making a donation today. You can donate at humanerescuealliance.org/YE20

12/16/2020
Thank You To Fitzgerald Subaru for Sharing The Love

Thank you to Fitzgerald Subaru Gaithersburg and Fitzgerald Subaru Rockville for hosting two adoption events this month. In total, 36 animals were adopted and found their home for the holidays. The support from #FitzWay helps us continue our life-saving work and we are so grateful for their partnership.

There are less than 24 hours left to vote for Linda and Otter in Petco Foundation Holiday Wishes campaign! Help us win $...
12/15/2020

There are less than 24 hours left to vote for Linda and Otter in Petco Foundation Holiday Wishes campaign! Help us win $25K!

You can cast your vote at http://wshe.es/E1KrKFvZ.

12/15/2020

Ginger Ale came to HRA covered in mange. But now, thanks to our medical, behavior, and animal care teams, she is thriving in her new home. This is her story.

Help us give animals like Ginger Ale a better life with a donation today at http://humanerescuealliance.org/YE20.

12/14/2020
5.5 Pound Senior Dog Is Looking For A New Home

Meet Winnie! This sweet 11 year-old senior may only be 5.5 pounds, but she has a larger than life personality and will quickly steal your heart. Winnie is partially blind, but she doesn't let that slow her down and still loves to explore. The only thing Winnie loves more than ear and chin scratches is nap time, and she spends a large majority of her days snoozing away.

We'd love to help Winnie find a quiet home where she can relax and spend her golden years. To learn more or set up a virtual meet and greet visit humanerescuealliance.org/adopt.

Can't adopt? Consider making a donation to HRA to support our life-saving mission at humanerescuealliance.org/YE20.

"When Ian is in pain, Otter joins him on the couch. When I want an adventure buddy, Otter will enthusiastically hike or ...
12/12/2020

"When Ian is in pain, Otter joins him on the couch. When I want an adventure buddy, Otter will enthusiastically hike or go paddleboarding with me. Otter also convinces Ian to spend more time outside to play fetch. He is always ecstatic to see us, no matter how rough our days are."

Please vote for Otter's story as part of Petco Foundation's Holiday Wishes campaign! We have a chance of winning $25,000 and would love your support. You can cast your vote at http://wshe.es/E1KrKFvZ.

It's Elf on a Shelf, but with some of our long length-of-stay animals on some celebs.We've got:Alfonso on GonzoCleo on L...
12/11/2020

It's Elf on a Shelf, but with some of our long length-of-stay animals on some celebs.

We've got:
Alfonso on Gonzo
Cleo on Leo
Delfina on Angelina
Nikki on Ricki
Oscar on Oscar
Tilda on Tilda

You can learn more about these animals and set up a virtual meet and greet at humanerescuealliance.org/adopt.

These are just some of the animals that are ready to meet their new family at the Fitzgerald Subaru Rockville adoption e...
12/11/2020

These are just some of the animals that are ready to meet their new family at the Fitzgerald Subaru Rockville adoption event this Sunday, December 13, from 12 PM to 3 PM!

This will be an outdoor event with social distancing protocols in place.

In January, we shared the story of Pumpernickel, a dog who came to HRA after being seized from a suspected dogfighting r...
12/10/2020

In January, we shared the story of Pumpernickel, a dog who came to HRA after being seized from a suspected dogfighting ring. Our behavior team worked with him on his confidence every day and he was finally adopted. Now, Pumpernickel is a whole new dog. He frequently goes hiking and is now a certified cuddler. He went from terrified of people to wanting to be as close as possible to his person.

HRA is able to help animals like Pumpernickel because of supporters like you. You can help us continue our life-saving work with a donation at humanerescuealliance.org/YE20.

Thank you to everyone who attended our adoption event at Fitzgerald Subaru Gaithersburg. 13 animals went home with their...
12/09/2020

Thank you to everyone who attended our adoption event at Fitzgerald Subaru Gaithersburg. 13 animals went home with their new families just in time for the holidays.

Still looking for your special furry friend? Fitzgerald Subaru Rockville will be hosting another adoption event this Sunday, December 13 from 12 PM to 3 PM, as part of the #SubaruSharesTheLove campaign.

12/08/2020
Ruby Justice Is In The Biscuit-Making Business

Meet Ruby Justice, a cat who has a family history of making biscuits, as narrated by her foster. You'll want to have your sound on for this.

Ruby is currently a medical foster and is getting round-the-clock care from her foster family. You can provide a temporary home for this special population of animals by signing up at humanerescuealliance.org/foster.

Caring Kids Winter Camp is a two-day virtual specialty camp for middle schoolers who care about animals. On December 28 ...
12/08/2020

Caring Kids Winter Camp is a two-day virtual specialty camp for middle schoolers who care about animals. On December 28 and 29, students will learn how they can advocate for some of the region’s most vulnerable animals and get the chance to meet dogs, cats, and other animals!

Register for the camp at www.humanerescuealliance.org/kids-camps.

Chanel is just the cutest! She’s a friendly, playful, 1-year-old pup who loves all the pets and affection she can get. S...
12/07/2020

Chanel is just the cutest! She’s a friendly, playful, 1-year-old pup who loves all the pets and affection she can get. She wants to be right by your side at all time and loves to cuddle. Chanel is also just as happy spending time outside playing with other dogs. This sweet tri-pawd pup came to the Humane Rescue Alliance in rough shape, but thanks to HRA's medical team she's finally feeling better and ready for adoption. And there is no slowing this girl down. She easily keeps up with other dogs and people just fine.

Think Chanel is the girl for you? Learn more and set up a virtual meet and greet at humanerescuealliance.org/adopt.

In 2019, Linda's husband, Ian, suffered a catastrophic skydiving accident. While he was in the hospital, he adored the t...
12/06/2020

In 2019, Linda's husband, Ian, suffered a catastrophic skydiving accident. While he was in the hospital, he adored the therapy dogs, many of them from St. Hubert's, that would come to visit. So, when he came home from the hospital in March, they knew they needed a dog.

There at St. Hubert's, they found Otter who has profoundly changed their lives. Otter’s unconditional love brought healing to her family. He curls up with Ian when he's in pain and goes on long walks with Linda. He has brought them so much happiness as they move forward in this new chapter of their lives.

You can vote for this amazing story for the People's Choice Award as part of Petco Foundation's Holiday Wishes campaign. Help us win up to $25,000 to continue bringing people and pets together. You can vote at http://wshe.es/E1KrKFvZ.

These are just some of the animals that will be at tomorrow's adoption event at Fitzgerald Subaru Gaithersburg! Join us ...
12/04/2020

These are just some of the animals that will be at tomorrow's adoption event at Fitzgerald Subaru Gaithersburg! Join us tomorrow from 10 AM to 1 PM and find your newest family member just in time for the holidays.

This event is part of Subaru's Share the Love event and #FitzWay is donating $250 to HRA for each Subaru sold. Thank you to Subaru of America, Inc. and Fitzgerald for helping us save lives.

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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 Capitol region for over a century. Now these two great forces for animal protection have come together to form an even more powerful organization: the Humane Rescue Alliance. With the creation of the Humane Rescue Alliance, 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 here to tenaciously protect and advocate for the animals in our community, and support and celebrate people’s love and compassion for them. We are the Humane Rescue Alliance.

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I've been meaning to write to you. In January 2018 we adopted a 3-year-old black cat named Pegasus (we renamed him Puma) from your Oglethorpe Street shelter. It was the best decision of our lives. We love him so much! He is frighteningly smart, affectionate, brave, and loving. We hope we've made him half as happy as he's made us. Thank you so much for taking care of our sweet. fuzzy little guy until we could find him and give him a home. Happy birthday, Puma!!!
Please read about this inhumane animal shelter in California Please share and help get something done about it https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2978577925604316&id=100003564124643
Thank you HRA for taking care of Tango (previously named Estelle by HRA). She is settling in nicely in her fur-ever home. She had decided her new bed is just fine with her. She had no problem becoming a part of our family. 🥰
Still time to join Yoga Heights for our VIRTUAL kitten & dog yoga event. Details are below: Don't miss this fundraiser on Saturday! yogaheightsdc.com/workshops Calling all animal lovers! Join Yoga Heights on Zoom for an afternoon with your pets and a 45-minute yoga class. Bring your favorite furry animal to move with you (they'd love some treats!) and also raise money for the Humane Rescue Alliance. We're including a social media raffle* for anyone who participates and tags @yogaheightsdc or Yoga Heights on Instagram during the event. We'll raffle off: 1 Yoga mat (Jade or Manduka) 5-class Pack 1 Yoga Heights Hooded Sweatshirt Don't do social media? No worries! Snap a photo of you and your furry animal during class and send it to us [email protected]. We'll announce winners that Monday morning. Pricing: $20 Sign up here: yogaheightsdc.com/workshops
Loving our sweet Darnell!!!! Thank you for all you do!
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Wow I loved reading about Lucky and the little girl with Autism. That little girl is very lucky!! When I read about how he puts his paw on her arm to calm her down, I remembered how my Cee Cee Tortie would put a paw on my arm when I woke up after a nightmare-- she would give me a look of great concern.
Coco is 10 today! We are forever grateful for Officer Dan saving her 9 years ago. She is the most spoiled dog of all time and we can't imagine our lives without her. We look forward to the years to come and are grateful she made it this far after a few health scares over the years. Thanks for your tireless work to help so many of our furry friends 😊
Does anyone know if the Humane Rescue Alliance in DC is taking donations -- specifically blankets, sheets, etc.? Thanks.
It's been over 72 hours since "Cici" was last seen in the Southeast, Capital View Neighborhood between C St & Bass Place and 53rd & 54th St Southeast. Her brother "Max" and my niece and nephews miss her and would love to have her back home.