HRA Waives Adoption Fees for Cats Over Weekend

Cat Rescues Lead to High Numbers in Shelter

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The Humane Rescue Alliance announced Friday that the organization’s two adoption centers and foster homes have an overabundance of cats six months and older up for adoption.

In an effort to encourage cat adoption this weekend, the organization will waive adoption fees Saturday, Dec. 15th and Sunday, Dec. 16th.

Part of the increased influx of cats is due to two back to back field services cases in early December.

“HRA’s Field Services team executed a search warrant and seized four cats living in deplorable conditions at a residence in Northeast DC,” said an HRA release.

One search warrant was issued after HRA received a tip that there were a large number of cats inside and outside the property. Further investigation revealed a strong odor of cat urine emanating from the residence.

The cats were transported to the Humane Rescue Alliance where they received necessary medical care. Officers also recovered a deceased cat in the residence. That case is currently under investigation by HRA’s Humane Law Enforcement division.

“We have more than 200 cats waiting in our adoption centers and foster homes, ready to go home with their new families,” said Becca Stern, HRA’s director of adoptions. “We encourage people to come and meet them.”

Those interested in adopting a cat this weekend should visit one of HRA’s two adoption centers, located at  71 Oglethorpe St. NW and 1201 New York Ave. NE. All pets available for adoption from HRA have been spayed or neutered and microchipped.

Visit www.humanerescueallance.org to see all animals available for adoption.

About the Humane Rescue Alliance: 

The Humane Rescue Alliance 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 include: 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.