Human Rescue Alliance Needs Space for Animals Stranded by Hurricane

Officials encourage residents to adopt local pets

Pets separated from their families due to Hurricane Harvey, and other Houston animals homeless before the storm are being relocated this week to Washington DC, the Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) said Wednesday. The HRA is appealing to animal lovers who may be considering the adoption of a new pet to visit adoptions centers today.  Dogs and cats adopted this week will clear room for animals arriving from Texas.  All pets available for adoption at HRA have been spayed,neutered and microchipped.

HRA is joining other shelters around the country who have volunteered to help clear shelter space in Texas for the animals who have become separated from their owners or were homeless strays prior to the storm.  HRA expects to receive dogs and cats from Texas this week, although an exact time of arrival is yet to be determined. 

“The Humane Rescue Alliance is proud to assist our fellow shelters in Texas as that region deals with the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey,” said Stephanie Shain, Chief Operating Officer for HRA.  “The shelters in Texas are facing large numbers of incoming animals made homeless by this storm and need to move them to safety.  HRA stands ready to take in animals, regardless of breed, with open arms and we look forward to finding forever homes for them in our nation’s capital.”

To adopt current HRA animals, visit one of the two Adoption Centers located at 71 Oglethorpe St. NW and 1201 New York Ave. NE.