On Wednesday, February 10, 2016, the Washington Humane Society (WHS) and theSigning of agreement Washington Animal Rescue League (WARL)  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.

The Washington Humane Society -Washington Animal Rescue League combined organization cares for 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 & control, behavior and training, spay-neuter services, humane education, and many others.

Operating fouLisa press conferencer animal-care facilities in Washington, D.C., the organization occupies a significant footprint in the District, and serves as a resource to current pet guardians and prospective adopters across the region. Together, the organizations offer one, dynamic, industry-leading animal welfare organization in the Nation’s Capital; creating a unified vision for a model urban community for all animals – pets and wildlife alike – and the people who love them.


To learn more about the merger, please review the following links:

WARL – WHS Merger Press Release

WARL – WHS Merger – FAQs