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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Great News! The Washington Humane Society and the Washington Animal Rescue League: Merging Together to Create the First End-To-End Animal Care Organization in a Major U.S. City

A major change for the animals in the metropolitan area!

The Washington Humane Society and the Washington Animal Rescue League today announced a definitive agreement to merge the two organizations to create the first end-to-end animal care organization in a major U.S. city. Founded in 1870 and 1914, respectively, WHS and WARL will bring together a comprehensive set of animal care and protection programs that touch the lives of more than 60,000 animals each year, including: Rescue and Adoption, Humane Law Enforcement, Low Cost Veterinary Services, Animal Control, Behavior and Learning, Spay/Neuter, Pets for Life and many other programs.

To read the official document, click here: WashingtonHumane Society and the Washington Animal Rescue Merger

Washington Humane Society

The WHS Mission

The Washington Humane Society inspires and creates a community where all animals have secure homes and where people and animals live together with joy and compassion.

About WHS

The Washington Humane Society (WHS), the only Congressionally-chartered animal welfare agency in the United States, has been the area’s leading voice for animals since 1870. As the open-access shelter in the Nation’s Capital, the Washington Humane Society provides comfort and care to over 51,000 animals annually through its broad range of programs and services including sheltering for homeless animals, a comprehensive adoption program and off-site adoption events to find new families for the animals in our care, low-cost spay and neuter for pet owners and other local organizations, an aggressive TNR (trap-neuter-return) program for feral cats (CatNiPP), investigations of each allegation of animal cruelty or neglect through the Humane Law Enforcement, lost and found services to help reunite lost pets with their families, pet behavioral advice to help resolve issues that lead to animals being relinquished to shelters, working with breed rescue groups to find more homes for more animals, volunteer and foster programs to allow other members of the community to help us help more animals and an award winning Humane Education program that teaches kindness to animals to the next generation of animal lovers.





Washington Animal Rescue League

For more than 100 years, the Washington Animal RescueLeague has rescued, cared for and adopted homeless companion animals in our nation’s capital.  The Washington Animal Rescue League is the oldest  animal shelter in the District of Columbia.  Its mission continues to evolve as conditions change and animals face new and different challenges, but the core of that mission remains unchanged:  to honor and strengthen the human-animal bond by providing the best quality care for homeless dogs and cats, and supporting companion animals in their homes through affordable veterinary care, community outreach, and education.

The Washington Animal Rescue League is known not only for its long history of compassionate care for animals, but for its innovative shelter, which is designed to promote the physical, emotional, and social healing of animals recovering from past traumas, and for the progressive programs that benefit animals and the community.



 
Lisa LaFontaine, President and CEO of the Washington Humane Society, will become President and CEO of the combined organization.



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