News & Events

Keep up with the latest happenings at HART

It's Fall 2021 and 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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Meet HART's Cat of the Month - Moana!
This beautiful feline is just 2-years-old and eager for her forever home! Moana arrived at HART with a litter of babies, just as adorable as her. She delivered them under a family's porch here in Cambria. Because Moana is so friendly and trusting, she allowed the homeowners to take her little family to HART for safe-keeping. With her babies weaned and Moana spayed, she's ready to start the next chapter of her life. Moana is the cuddliest, most playful and loving cat you could ask for. She will do great with kids all ages and is the perfect family pet. Moana will need to be indoor-only given her primarily white fur, but she's so easy-going that harness-training or taking her out in a stroller could be fun excursions for her and the whole family!
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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.

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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