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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.