If you need help with pet care in Washington DC, you’re not alone. We’ve had many requests for information in this area. Fortunately, we’ve been able to find a few agencies that can help.
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Usually, this list is much longer. However, Washington DC is a small area. As a result, you may want to check our other resource lists for nearby states. They may include agencies that are able to help.
Humane Rescue Alliance
In 2016, the Washington Humane Society and the Washington Animal Rescue League merged to create the largest humane society in the United States: The Humane Rescue Alliance. The merger empowered the two successful shelter organizations to save money on administrative costs, which empowered them to do even more good for pets in the Washington DC area.
Residents of zip code 20020 can receive assistance with pet care costs through the Help Out, Partner and Engage (HOPE) Program. This program can assist with free spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations, deworming and pet supplies. Depending on donations, they may be able to provide food, collars, leashes, toys and more.
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Don’t live in that zip code? You may still be able to receive assistance through the Humane Rescue Alliance’s other programs. They host weekly low-cost vaccine clinics and a pet food pantry, which you may be able to access regardless of zip code.
This organization is dedicated to helping people who are living with HIV/AIDS or other disabling conditions. If you qualify, they can assist with exercise, pet food, veterinary care costs, grooming, foster care and adoptions at no cost. They also assist with in-home pet care, such as litter box cleaning, dog walking, feeding, cage/tank cleaning and more. In order to use this service, you must live in the Metropolitan Washington area.