Events at HART

Save the dates!

  • HART's Goodwill Event - APRIL 26-27
  • HART's 3rd Annual On-line Cat Art Auction - MAY 2024
  • Fundraising Dinner at Harmony Cafe - JUNE 22, 2024

Shelter News


Thank you for making the SweetHART Dance a HUGE success!!!

We are grateful to the nearly 130 folks who purchased tickets for this fundraiser, and the 114 people who came through the door at the Vets Hall on the evening of February 10th. Between ticket sales and the Silent Auction, HART raised more than $7.6k that night. Best of all, people had TONS of FUN!

We appreciate our Dessert Buffet donors: French Corner Bakery, Linn's Restaurant, Once a Day Desserts, Red Moose Cookies and Sweet Offerings. And the beverages donated by Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Jackson Family Wines and Moonstone Cellars.

We want to give an EXTRA SPECIAL THANKS to our SILENT AUCTION donors, $4.8k was raised for HART. We thank: Amphora, Artifacts Gallery, Ball & Skein, Bluebird Inn, Casa De Oro, Cutruzzola Vineyards, Dreamquest Fitness, Fermentations, Little Sur Inn, Luigi's Pizza, Las Cambritas, Madeline's, Mimosa's, Mezzo Italiano, Mojo's Village Bean, Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, Ocean Heir, Plantae + Fungi, Christine Quinn Nails, Redwood Cafe, Bruce Munro: Light at Sensorio, Squibb House, San Simeon Beach Bar & Grill, Sea Chest Oyster Bar, The Spot, Venetia Skin Care Studio and Vyana Wellness Collective.

Mark your calendar for the second annual SweetHART Dance ~ 2/15/2025!
February adoptions
We have LOVE-ly news to share! February was a small but mighty month for adoptions. HART cats & kittens went to their fur-ever homes in February!

We are most excited to announce that our longest-term resident Sassy finally found her purrson in February. Many of you have followed Sassy's story over her two-year stay at HART. She came to HART in December of 2021 when a HART volunteer rescued her from being euthanized, for nothing other than being scared of her owner's new puppy. Dedicated HART volunteers slowly helped her blossom from a hissing, angry, angry, confused and unhappy cat into a sweet, chatty, loving girl who wants nothing more than a warm lap and an adoring human. She got adopted in 2023 by someone who was smitten with her "sassy" spirit, but sadly she returned to HART when her new owner passed away after only two wonderful months together. Finally, after another 8 months of waiting, a wonderful new person fell in love with Sassy and brought her HOME. Congratulations to Sassy and her purrfect new purrson!

In addition, we are happy to share that sweet, timid declawed Oliver found a wonderful new home in February. Oliver spent his first months at HART hidden away in his cave-like bed - too nervous to come out. We know that he will now truly blossom in his new loving home.

Sweet & snuggly Pumpkin found love in February - a special purrson to give him the attention he's been craving. Vivian, Kit, and Cheddar were all re-adopted by their families, and we consider that a huge WIN for these three feline cuties.

Thank you to our wonderful HART supporters who LIKED and SHARED our social media, cat profiles, and website with friends and family so that our cats and kittens could find their fur-ever homes.
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Take a Peek at
HART's Gift Shop!

The Gift Shop has been updated with adorable spring holiday merchandise.  Take a peek at some of the new items we have out.  All proceeds from the Gift Shop support our Cats & Kittens. 

Tap here for a peek at the Gift Shop!
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Kitten season is rampant from Spring to Fall, and HART needs fosters who can help us save these vulnerable lives. Kitten fosters provide care and support to kittens until they are old enough to thrive on their own and be adopted.

Unfortunately, there are always more kittens and cats in need than fosters available to help them. You can make a huge impact by fostering these vulnerable animals, for a couple of weeks or more, and helping to spread the word about your experience to other potential foster parents.

HART provides all the food, supplies, veterinary care and support. All you need to provide is a warm home and plenty of TLC!
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Thank You for Coming to Cambria Hospitality Night
 Photos with Santa Paws benefiting HART!

We had a wonderful time at Cambria Hospitality Night! Thank you to those of you who came out and supported HART by taking photos with Santa Paws. Thanks to Cambria Rotary Club for sharing the space with us, and to Cambria Mimosas for being an amazing host!

We had dogs, kids, and families stop by for photos and goodies. Our biggest surprise came when a python, a gecko, a rabbit, and a BAT STAR all came to get their holiday photos with Santa too - thanks to the fun people at Camp Ocean Pines!

Thank you to Moonstone Cellars!

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We have wonderful MEWS to share! Moonstone Cellars recently presented HART with a $1,500 check, happily received by HART representative, Carol Jean. This money was raised from donations from musicians and guests at Open Mic Nights and Moonstone Memories storytelling events that took place at Moonstone Cellars from June through September, plus, GENEROUS MATCHING GIFTS from Moonstone Cellars. We are beyond thankful to Moonstone Cellars and their supporters for this wonderful gift. This will go a long way towards helping us rescue, care for, and rehome cats in need.
Thank you neighbors!

Thank you Neighbors!

Thank you our wonderful neighbors for "faving" HART's Nexdoor page  during Nextdoor's Neighborhood Faves Contest. We are excited to be one of the winning businesses, and we are honored to be one of your "faves!"  Having the status of "Neighborhood Fave" will increase our visibility in Cambria, which means increased visibility for our cats and kittens who need homes.  If you haven't faved our Nexdoor page yet, we welcome you to do so.  Thank you neighbors - we appreciate YOU!

The Library Cat Cafe was a Success!

Thank you for attending the CAT CAFE hosted by the Cambria Public Library! We were excited to hold a "meet & greet" with some of HART's tiniest residents. Visitors were able to meet Dr. Penny Fiser, DVM and volunteer, Dawn Ellner, and learn about our shelter cats.  The "Kitty Ditty HART Band" was attracting visitors outside, while library staff handed out information, refreshments, and cat toymaking kits.

Thank you to the County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries for hosting this event!

Get Involved at HART

  • 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 about adoptable cats.
  • Donate to HART's general fund, which help keep our doors open.
  • 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!

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