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It's Fall 2021 and the Goodwill is coming to HART this October! Hart's retail shop has been newly decorated to celebrate the Autumn season. Learn more about all the exciting news & events below.
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Get your Giveaways Gathered up for Goodwill
October 22nd & October 23rd
9am - 3pm

Goodwill volunteers

HART is partnering with Goodwill Industries and will be hosting a Goodwill Drive!

Donations can be dropped off Friday 10/22 & Saturday 10/23 between 9 am - 3 pm
Drop off your donations at 2638 Main St. Cambria, Ca 93428
Usable items only
Electronics, clothes, dishes, linens, toys... are OK!
No large furniture. No baby items - play pens, mattresses, etc.
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Volunteer at the Homeless Animal Rescue Team

Like the company of cats? Then volunteer at HART! We are a non-profit organization and no-kill, cage-free shelter committed to rescuing and caring for stray, relinquished, or unsocialized cats.

The Homeless Animal Rescue Team is most urgently in need of volunteers to aid in the cleaning of our cat rooms and feeding our cats (training will be provided). This would take place in the morning hours. You can work alone or with a partner. If you are comfortable giving cats medications, we are also looking for people to join our med team. Training is provided. Several other volunteer opportunities are available, just call or email the shelter to learn about all the different ways you can help cats and kittens in need and our shelter grow!
Volunteering at Hart isn’t just great for our kitties, but it’s incredibly rewarding for our humans too - volunteering provides a sense of purpose, increases self-confidence, helps with physical health, and reduces feelings of stress, anger, and anxiety. Being around cats is proven to lower blood pressure and heart rate and just makes you happier! Our cats love having humans around and are so thankful that you have come to feed them, change their kitty litter, clean the floors and just make their space more comfy. You will see how gratifying it is to make a better life for these cats and kittens. Call HART for more info at 805-927-7377 or email

Download our Volunteer Application

Email completed application to  or drop off at the shelter. You can also complete a volunteer application at the shelter Tuesday thru Saturday 12 pm - 5 pm.


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When you volunteer at HART, you can choose from a variety of activities. The Volunteer Application lists many volunteer opportunities and includes their descriptions. While some of the activities involve as little as a few hours a month, others may require a time commitment of several hours a week to several hours every day. For example, Foster Home volunteers provide a vital role in preparing cats and kittens to be adopted by taking them into their own homes on a temporary basis.  Click here to learn more about Fostering. We welcome all who are willing to donate any amount of time.

If you are interested in joining our team, please download the Volunteer Application and email  it to Or call 805-927-7377 and someone will get back to you soon. If you prefer to sign up in person, we invite you to drop by the HART office where our staff will be happy to provide you with an application and answer any questions you may have about volunteering. Note: Although we welcome young volunteers, those under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
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HART is seeking applicants for the Medical Care Manager position (our current Medical Care Manager, Evelyn, will retire in December). Qualified applicants should contact HART via

Following are the Job Description and Job Requirements:

Job Description:
The Medical Care Manager is responsible for overseeing the health and welfare of the cats and kittens in the shelter as well as those in foster care. Manage the medical treatments and maintain medical supplies; schedule veterinary visits, medical procedures, and spays/neuters;  perform intake exams, vaccines and de-worming.

Will also be responsible for training and supervising the staff & volunteers on the Medical Team (incl. cleaning staff) and working with the Shelter Manager to schedule the Med Team. Provides advice for adopters.

Will maintain/update shelter database records and provide monthly reports for review by the Board of Directors and other supportive committees as needed.
Job Requirements:
2 to 4 years’ experience as a veterinary assistant or RVT and/or working with a pet-rescue adoption shelter.
Prefer experience with shelter medicine and protocols.
You will be working closely with our Veterinary Partners to maintain the health of all the shelter & foster cats and kittens so you need to have some working knowledge of feline health issues and treatment of same.
Must be able to handle feral or fractious cats safely and in a humane manner & all cats and kittens with fear free techniques.
Work with and manage staff in a professional manner.
Communicate effectively needed instructions to non-medical volunteers and staff.

Interested in working at the Homeless Animal Rescue Team?

Click HERE to learn more about the available job positions at HART! 

HART's Retail Shop

HART's retail shop has been revamped to celebrate the Autumn season. Our theme this season is the Fall Harvest and Halloween. Featured products include holiday tee shirts, pet beds, felted cats, carriers, stuffed animals, silk scarves, and Wysocki plates. Wow - what a selection!
Come to the shelter to take a look for yourself
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.

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