News & Events

Keep up with the latest happenings at HART!
It's Springtime 2021 and we're currently having a "Kash for Kittens" fundraiser in preparation of this years' kitten season, which is already in full swing. We are selling Mother's Day certificates and Hart's retail shop has been newly decorated with festive Spring-themed items. Learn more and read about upcoming news & events below.

For Mother's Day... A Gift of Love

Do you want to give mother a special gift this year? Give the gift of love! Support a cat or kitten at HART with a certificate in her honor. Call HART today to make a tax deductible $25 donation and obtain your certificate. Call 805-927-7377 or email or visit HART and see some of the new gifts available at the retail store. You may pick up your certificate at HART Tuesday through Saturday, 12:00 – 5:00pm.
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Kash kittens

"Kash for Kittens" Fundraiser

As you may know, kitten season is upon us here in the central coast and we at the Homeless Animal Rescue Team want to be prepared for it! 

Longtime HART volunteer & Foster Club member Rhys De Rose along with fellow classmates Keli Stockwell, Madison Howell, and Nick Hammink created a go fund me page for HART to help raise money for the upcoming kitten season and the shelter as a whole. We are so grateful for their support and dedication to our cats. THANK YOU for creating this fundraiser for HART and making a difference for homeless animals in need! If you would like to donate or share the go fund me page, click here: 

We hope to reach the goal of $5,000, but even a fraction of that can go a long way so we appreciate any and all donations. And for those who can't donate, but still want to help kittens in need, join our foster club program! If you're able to care for a kitten in your own home contact Brittany at Or click HERE to learn more about our Foster Club or to apply. Thank you for reading and your willingness to help!

HART's Retail Shop

HART's retail shop has been revamped to celebrate the Spring season. We're now back in stock with new dog and cat themed face masks from Karen Dean! Other featured products include new bracelets and rings, pastel pet beds and bowls, seasonal toys and greeting cards and lots of fun, decorative items. Call 805-927-7377 to set up an appointment to visit the retail store or contact us here.
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HART – Update

As the cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue throughout San Luis Obispo county and the United States, HART has taken the following precautions. Our feline shelter in Cambria is currently limiting the number of visitors in our shelter to 1-2 parties at any one time. In consideration of public health and safety concerns, we are giving priority to those with appointments for adoption or meet-and-greets with our cats and kittens. We are also happy to set up appointments for those interested in visiting our retail shop, interested in volunteer opportunities, or would like to spend time visiting and socializing with our kitties.

We ask that all visitors wear a protective face mask/covering at all times while visiting the shelter. We also ask every visitor use hand sanitizer immediately upon entry to the building and to wash their hands in our bathroom before visiting the cat rooms. While traveling between cat rooms, we also require the use of hand sanitizer before entering a new room. You will find hand sanitizer stations outside every door. This is in consideration of the health and safety of not only the common people, but of our feline population as well. We thank you for your respect and cooperation in this matter.

HART would like to thank everyone who is fostering, donating, and supporting Hart during this COVID-19 crisis. If you would like to help H.A.R.T. during this challenging time, please check out our Ways to Help page. Stay safe and stay healthy.

Intakes will be limited to within the Cambria area (Harmony to San Simeon) on a case by case emergency basis. Please call (805) 927-7377 or email us at with any questions or to discuss a potential relinquishment. We strive to continue our mission of rescuing animals while also protecting the health of our volunteers and visitors. Again, thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.
Due to the COVID-19 interruptions we have had to cancel all of our usual Events.  When we get back to normal times we look forward to again holding the following events throughout the year.
Watch this page for updated information.

Wine, Pines & Felines - Spring or summer - Yearly fundraising dinner & auction
Animal Faire Open House - Summer - Animal oriented event with many County Animal groups represented
Library Cat Cafe - This is a new event currently in progress
How you can help HART during the COVID-19 crisis
  • Contact HART to volunteer to feed, medicate or clean.
  • Foster a current shelter resident or let us know you are available to foster new intakes, including cats and kittens.
  • Share photos of our cats on social media and let your friends and family know how they can help HART during the crisis.
  • Click here to donate to HART's general fund, which will help keep our doors open during this financially debilitating time.
  • Click here to donate essential items, like cat food and litter, from our Amazon wishlist.
  • For additional ways to help, please click here. Thank you for your support during this unprecedented time.