D.C.'s animal welfare agency has a new name: Humane Rescue Alliance. The new name was announced Monday after the merger of two of Washington's long time animal welfare agencies, the Washington Animal Rescue League and the Washington Humane Society.
WASHINGTON — Who do you call when you see a stray animal, or need help training your newly adopted pup?
In D.C., from now on, you’ll call the Humane Rescue Alliance — the new name after the merger of two of Washington’s long time animal welfare agencies, the Washington Animal Rescue League and the Washington Humane Society.
CEO for the Humane Rescue Alliance Lisa LaFontaine said it’s unique because it’s the only urban animal welfare organization that houses animal control, animal protection, adoption and welfare functions in one place. LaFontaine said the two welfare groups merged in February and said each was a powerful force for helping animals.
“This year we came together to form a more powerful organization — stronger and better equipped to serve the animals and people of our community,” she said.
While the name may have changed, the mission of the Humane Rescue Alliance continues to be the same. There are enclosures to be cleaned, dogs to be exercised, cats to be fed. And all of them are looking for that special place in someone’s home: that of a lifelong companion.