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What is GivingTuesday?

GivingTuesday is a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity every year on #GivingTuesday, which falls this year on November 28th.

What is the
Guardian Angel Program?

HART regularly rescues neglected, injured, or seriously ill cats and kittens. While the shelter’s general fund finances intake exams and typical medical necessities, that fund cannot also afford to cover extraordinary and expensive medical interventions.

That’s where the Guardian Angel (GA) program steps in. GA was formed by volunteers and supporters in 2012 to secure the funds for non-routine, costly medical treatments for HART’s felines. The GA program saves lives, ensures that cats and kittens are healthy and pain free, and improves their chances of finding good homes. As a restricted fund, GA proceeds are designated exclusively for special medical expenses.

Donate to the Guardian Angel Fund
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Donate to help HART cats with special or expensive medical needs.

Help us reach our goal of $10,000.

Click the button below to donate by credit, debit, PayPal,
Apple Pay, Google Pay, or ACH to HART's Guardian Angel Fund.

If you’d like to write a check, you can make it out to
"HART GA Fund", and mail it to:
2638 Main St.
Cambria, CA. 93428

*Please note that your donation is for the
"Giving Tuesday GA Fund."

HART is an IRS-registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and donations are eligible to be tax deductible.
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Below are a few of the special needs cats the Guardian Angel Fund supported in 2023.


Squeaks came to HART as a very sick and tiny 3-month-old kitten.  She had an intestinal tract infection, Calicivirus causing painful ulcers in her mouth, and skin & eye infections.  HART's Guardian Angel Program stepped in and helped her heal by paying for lab tests & medications.  She needed medicated baths 2x per week.  After many months of treatment and special care, Squeaks was finally feeling better, and not long after, was adopted with her brother, Roscoe.

Sadly, Squeaks & Roscoe returned to HART recently, after only 1.5 years in a home.  HART soon discovered that Squeaks is once again having health issues.  This time, she has severe pain and stiffness in her body, and making her stand in a rigid crouch. 

HART's Guardian Angel Program is providing funds for vet visits, x-rays, pain medication, and lab tests as we work to find what is causing Squeaks' symptoms and how we can help her feel better again. 



Shadow had a rough start in life. Shadow and his brother, Cosmo, were found by a young girl in a parking lot in Paso Robles.  She said that all she wanted for her birthday was to save these two kittens.

HART willingly agreed to help make this young girl's birthday wish come true.  The young brothers were in bad shape - sick, malnourished, dehydrated, and covered in fleas.  Cosmo healed and quickly got adopted, but Shadow remained sick, and soon developed a serious condition affecting his eye.

HART's Guardian Angel Program paid for Shadow to see Dr. Gratzek, a Veterinary Opthalmologist in Aptos, CA.  Under her guidance, Shadow is slowly healing.  Soon he will be looking for his furever home.

Will you DONATE to HART's Guardian Angel Program so that we can help more cats & kittens like Shadow? 

SO many ways to donate & save lives on Giving Tuesday!

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Bobby Sox

Meet Bobby Sox!  Bobby Sox is a pint-sized Mr. Personality who had a rough start in life.  HART was contacted by another rescue and asked to help Bobby Sox after he’d crashed and nearly died on the operating table during an attempt to neuter him.  His owner couldn’t afford his care, and the other rescue was unable to help him further.

When Bobby Sox arrived at HART, he was in bad shape - malnourished, uncomfortably constipated, and suffering from severe ringworm.  Even though he was already a year old, he weighed only 3.75 pounds!

We weren’t sure he’d survive, but he showed amazing resilience, and healed and grew strong over  under HART’s loving care. He was soon after adopted by an adoring family who renamed him "Ocho," signifying the 8 lives he now has left, thanks to HART's GA Program. 
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Lavender Harmony got the help she needed – thanks to HART.

Lavender was adopted from HART as a kitten.  Unfortunately, her family was unable to keep her, and drove her all the way back to HART from Wisconsin, because they knew she would be loved and well-cared for. 

Sadly, Lavender Harmony was  diagnosed with Glandular Lymphoma.  Fortunately, because it surfaced on her chin, we were able to spot it early and get her seen by a Veterinary Oncologist. Lavender was lucky she was at HART when her cancer was found, because funds in the Guardian Angel Fund paid for her expensive cancer treatment.

Please consider donating to our Guardian Angel fund so that we can help more cats in need, like Lavender.
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12-year-old Sassy might not be around today if it wasn’t for HART.   Her former family decided to get a new puppy, and that didn’t go over well with poor Sassy.  She was absolutely terrified of the new puppy.  Unfortunately, her former people decided Sassy should be euthanized because she wasn't adjusting to the puppy.  Luckily, a brave volunteer stepped in and convinced them to relinquish Sassy to HART instead.  Thankfully, HART doesn’t have any age or temperament restrictions for intakes, like other shelters sometimes do, so we were able to give her a place to heal from her trauma.
Sassy has been very vocal about her displeasure in being replaced, uprooted, and living in an unfamiliar environment with strangers.  Until recently, Sassy has been mistrustful of most people. However; she has begun to bond with a few people at HART.  She will seek out attention from those people, and will even sit on their laps and purr.  She has also taken a liking to some of our young visitors, and plopped right down in their laps for some love.  Some days it is all still a little overwhelming for her, but we are excited and encouraged to see the progress she is making.  We know she will someday soon find her purr-fect new family who will love her unconditionally, and make her happiness top priority, as she deserves.

Sassy’s story is an example of why it is so important to help make sure we reach our $10k goal this GivingTuesday.  Every dollar donated helps.  We truly appreciate your support!
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