For over 100 years, the Washington Humane Society has been on the front lines of animal protection. The WHS Humane Law Enforcement department (HLE) is congressionally authorized and maintains the statutory right under District law to investigate animal abuse and neglect. We take this responsibility very seriously and are available to help animals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, regardless of weather conditions, time of day or night and regardless of species of animal in trouble, HLE responds.
Combating animal cruelty is a job that no one can do alone. We rely on members of the public, people who care about the well-being of animals to help us in this fight. Please visit the WHS HLE pages to learn more about what we do and how you can help.