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Animal Care and Control

The Animal Care and Control Facility is operated by the Humane Rescue Alliance under a contract with the District of Columbia.  The facility is open 24 hours a day for those in need of assistance with animals, but has limited hours for those wishing to visit or adopt animals.  The Animal Control Facility primarily houses dogs, cats, and pocket pets, but never turns any animal away.  In the past exotic species such as monkeys, alligators, and farm animals have spent time at the District of Columbia’s Animal Control Facility!

Animal Care and Control Facility
1201 New York Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

Oglethorpe Street Adoption Center & Medical Center
71 Oglethorpe Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011

24 hour line: (202) 723-5730 
Emergency Hours: 24 hours a day

Routine Business Hours:
9:00 am - 8:00 pm Monday through Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday

Adoption Hours: For current adoption hours and information, please visit