9-year old dog stolen on April 9th still missing, HRA offers reward for public help

9-year old dog stolen on April 9th still missing, HRA offers reward for public help

A nine-year old grey and white bull terrier, Bae, was allegedly stolen from her home on the 1200 block of Decatur Street NW around 5:45pm on April 9th. At first, the owners had hoped a yard gate left open by a service provider may have let the dog escape on her own, but a video captured by a neighbor’s security camera shows two people — a man and a woman — walking with Bae.

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Awarding hard work and perseverance at the Celebrate Petworth Dog Show

Awarding hard work and perseverance at the Celebrate Petworth Dog Show

On September 8th at 12:15pm on the main stage of the Celebrate Petworth Festival, right before the Dog Show, the people who worked hard to change the animal welfare laws in DC are getting awards for their efforts.

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A Petworth Pumpkin: a stray puppy finds a home and charms on Instagram

A Petworth Pumpkin: a stray puppy finds a home and charms on Instagram

A stray and sick puppy squirmed her way under a fence into the backyard of a Petworth house, and right into the lives of a family who healed her. It's a great story by new contributing writer Sarah Yacoub.

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Making your little furry companion happy: Patrick’s Pet Care serves Petworth and beyond

Making your little furry companion happy: Patrick’s Pet Care serves Petworth and beyond

A good friend of mine started a pet care business five years ago, and he has grown it into one of the leading pet care businesses in DC due to happy customers and happy pets. While initially a one-man show, Patrick’s Pet Care now serves nineteen neighborhoods in both northwest and southwest DC. While Patrick’s Pet Care was founded in Columbia Heights, it’s the customers in Petworth who have really helped the company get its start.

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"A moral dilemma": WAMU looks at how Momma the pit bull may help change DC animal welfare laws

"A moral dilemma": WAMU looks at how Momma the pit bull may help change DC animal welfare laws

WAMU's Ally Schweitzer took a look at the story for NPR's All Things Considered, and spoke to both Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd and Lisa LaFontaine, the president of the Humane Rescue Alliance, as well as the two neighbors who have lobbied HRA to help Momma (they used the pseudonyms "Jane" and "Mary" to protect themselves). The radio piece is well done, with the longer web article providing more opportunity for longer quotes and details. 

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Will new animal welfare legislation get passed to help animals like Momma?

Will new animal welfare legislation get passed to help animals like Momma?

It’s been a few days since the pit bull Momma was finally brought inside from freezing temperatures, and the outpouring of public attention has helped to start some important changes. However, city authorities and neighbors still don’t know what’s become of Momma, the dog’s owner or the home’s resident. Currently, the law doesn’t give the Humane Rescue Alliance much in the way of options. Here's an update on the story.

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Here's how to help change DC animal welfare laws (it needs your support)

Here's how to help change DC animal welfare laws (it needs your support)

DC Councilmember Mary Cheh has asked that residents reach out to her and other councilmembers to push for changes to DC's animal welfare laws. Change needs you to help make it happen. Here's how.

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A frozen heart: A dog left outside in freezing temperatures, frustrated neighbors and a city agency that can’t seem to help

A frozen heart: A dog left outside in freezing temperatures, frustrated neighbors and a city agency that can’t seem to help

There’s a dog that’s been stuck in a small fenced-in area in freezing temperatures, snow and wind, and even with the continual efforts of a group of neighbors, neither the homeowner, the dog’s owner nor the city has changed the dog’s situation. 

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