Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA), an animal shelter in Washington, D.C., announced on Monday that it urgently needed help to find homes for 160 animals that will be evacuated from its New York Avenue location by 5:00 p.m. on October 30.
The HRA explained that the evacuation is required for critical maintenance work, which reportedly is related to a pest problem. Because of the situation, the group is not going to be asking for adoption fees “for all currently available animals at both locations Oct. 29-30.”
All of the dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals staying with the HRA need to find homes by Wednesday evening, while the staff sorts out the issue.
“We are in critical need of adoptive homes,” Claudia Roll, the HRA’s vice president of operations, said on the organization’s website. “We have so many wonderful animals in our adoption centers who are waiting to meet their new families, and we want to send as many of them home as possible.”
All animals up for adoption can be viewed at humanerescuealliance.org/adopt.
URGENT HELP NEEDED: Due to critical maintenance required at our New York Ave. facility, we must evacuate 160 animals by 5PM on Oct. 30—and we need your help! We are waiving adoption fees for all currently available animals at both locations Oct. 29-30. pic.twitter.com/qiDFBTSDif
— Humane Rescue (@HumaneRescue) October 28, 2019
In order to adopt an animal, you can visit one of HRA’s two adoption centers, which are located at 71 Oglethorpe St. NW and 1201 New York Ave. NE.
The centers are operating between 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, while the New York Avenue branch is open until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
It is noted that the pets available have been spayed or neutered and microchipped.
Another urgent need for the HRA is bedding donations, including clean blankets, sheets, towels, and comforters. “Donations can be dropped off at either location or shipped to us via our Amazon Wish List: humanerescuealliance.org/amazonwishlist,” the organization says.