Our Impact - About the Humane Rescue Alliance

HRA Logo - primary vertical colorThe Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) has protected and served the animals of the community for more than 145 years and serves more than 60,000 animals annually. The broad range of programs offered includes rescue and adoption, humane law enforcement, low-cost veterinary services, animal care and control, behavior and training, spay-neuter services, humane education, and many others. The organization is dedicated to ensuring the safety and welfare of all animals, bringing people and animals together, and working with all communities to support these relationships. HRA is based in Washington, DC, the only major urban area in the country that has all of its animal protection programs and services unified in one organization, making the Humane Rescue Alliance a model for the nation.


  • Field Officers responded to more than 15,000 calls for help
  • Medical team served more than 20,000 animals
  • Built families through more than 4,750 adoptions
  • Performed nearly 7,000 low-cost spay/neuter surgeries
  • CatNiPP (Cat Neighborhood Partnership Program) sterilized 1,200 feral/community cats
  • Reached 2,100 young people through the Humane Education program


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