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HART Cat Sculpture Art Auction

These beautiful sculptures were brought back to life by their local artist foster parents, and are available for adoption "auction-style" to benefit HART.
*Early bidding starts Saturday, May 14th at 9:00 a.m. Click here to view.

Below is the story of the Fabulous Felines:
"Our story began in a small village in Indonesia, where we were born. A local artist carved us out of local wood and our journey began. We were sold off, one by one, to support our family. We went on many adventures around the world, but somehow ended up in a shop in Quartzite, Arizona, where a nice man who owned a crystal shop put us up for adoption. At that point, we were very tattered and beaten up. We sat in a warehouse waiting to see what would happen next.
One day, a nice lady and her husband came into the shop. The husband saw us and said, “We will take them all and bring them back to California, restore them and make them beautiful again.” So we were loaded into the car and off we went to our next adventure.
The lady was a local artist, and her friend had a gallery. Her friend saw us one day and had an idea. What if we get a bunch of local artists to “foster” each kitty and make them beautiful again, and we put them up for auction to find their forever homes and give the proceeds to “HART,” the local cat shelter in Cambria? The nice lady thought that was a wonderful idea. Each of us went to a Foster Mom and got a makeover.
So here we are today in all our glory, ready for the next part of our adventure in this life! We want to thank our nice lady and her husband for rescuing us and bringing us back to life. We are all very excited about being loved in our new forever homes."

View us in person at:
Art With Judy Ann in the Garden Shed
2024 Main St, Cambria.
at HART Open House on May 21st.
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You're invited to a day of Felines, Food, & FUN at HART's Open House!

Come visit us on May 21st, and discover what HART is all about!

We will have:

  • Shelter tours
  • Kids activities
  • Food and wine
  • The Kitty Ditty HART Band
  • Discount adoptions

We also will be showcasing beautiful Cat Sculptures "fostered" by local artists and brought back to life. These sculptures will be auctioned online, with all proceeds going to HART. View the live auction HERE
or visit them in person at Art with Judy Ann Studio within the Garden Shed at 2024 Main Street in Cambria.

Come "High-5" Phil, our famous Jackson Galaxy prize winner, and watch Midnight run an obstacle course! Our Cat Pawsitive Training Team will be demonstrating the new skills our cats have learned, and will be discussing how Cat Pawsitive Training helps shelter cats become more socialized and adoptable.

Our HART's Foster Club Coordinator, Brittany, will be here with information on the joys of being a Foster Parent to cats & kittens. She will have Foster Club goodies to anyone who signs up to foster at the event.

We will also have information about joining our fun HART Volunteer Team, and the many activities you can do as a volunteer at HART.

We will have 20% off adoptions all day!

We look forward to seeing you there!
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Meet our May Cat of the Month - Viney!

We picked this special girl because she is both a Mama and a Birthday Girl! Today (May 1st) is her 3rd Birthday! In addition, Viney has been waiting patiently for 1 year and 9 months for her purr-fect match to find her.
Viney came to HART as a frightened stray from Paso Robles...with 4 kittens of her very own. This young mama took excellent care of them. Her kittens have all found their forever homes... and now it's Viney's turn!
With some much needed love and socialization in foster care, Viney has come a long way. Viney is a playful and happy kitty, with a gentle nature. She's not quite a lap cat yet, but she no longer hides from people. She loves playing with wand toys, watching birds in the catio, and being petted and brushed. Her Torbie markings are truly beautiful!
Viney is enrolled in our Jackson Galaxy Cat Pawsitive Training Program. This program helps shy shelter cats gain confidence and trust in humans. Amazingly, Viney has blossomed during her time in the program. Instead of running away from humans, she now runs towards them! She loves being petted more than ever now, and loves doing her "training." She currently is excelling at "Nose Touching" a ball on cue.
Viney will thrive in a quiet household where she can adapt within her own time frame. She gets along fairly well with other cats. She will need patience and time to build trust with her new purr-son, but she is worth it! Come visit the shelter to see what our sweet, little Mama can do!

Call us at:
(805) 927-7377

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H.A.R.T., the Homeless Animal Rescue Team in Cambria

H.A.R.T. the Homeless Animal Rescue Team in Cambria, is located in San Luis Obispo (SLO) county on California’s beautiful central coast. Founded in 1983, H.A.R.T. is a volunteer service organization and no-kill, cage-free shelter committed to rescuing and caring for feral, stray, and relinquished cats. To fulfill our mission, our program includes active adoption, spay/neuter, and trap/neuter/release/manage (TNRM) components—and our success depends on the hard work of dedicated volunteers and the generosity of donors like you.

We have organized this site to help you learn more about our organization and the cats and kittens we shelter. Use the navigation bar to explore our website: cats and kittens available for adoption, H.A.R.T.’s latest happenings, and ways you can help are just a few of our informative pages that are only a click away.

We invite you to drop by and spend some time with our delightful felines.  Our cats and kittens eagerly await an accommodating lap-with-benefits. Yours could be the right one—and before you know it, you just might find yourself adopted.

Be sure to check out the most current HART happenings and Newsletters on our up-to-date News & Events page.
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