Ways To Help

HART needs your support and there are many ways to help. Please read below to learn more about all the different ways you can help H.A.R.T. and our cats & kittens.
Everyone can make a difference!
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Volunteer at the Homeless Animal Rescue Team

Like the company of cats? 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.

Volunteering isn’t just great for our cats, 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. Contact us for more information or complete our Volunteer Application!

You can choose from a variety of activities. While some involve as little as a few hours a month, others may require a time commitment of several hours a week to several hours a day. We welcome all who are willing to donate any amount of time. 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.

A big THANK YOU to all current and future volunteers at HART. You make it possible for our shelter to fulfill its mission of rescuing homeless cats and kittens and finding them purrrfect homes.

HART could not exist without you.
Volunteer HERE

Donate to our General Fund

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Your donation to HART’s General Fund helps keep our shelter doors open and covers a wide variety of expenses including operation costs, cat food, supplies, and typical medical expenses such as intake exams and vaccinations.

HART needs your support to continue our life-saving work.  Your donation to HART helps to ensure that our feline residents’ needs can be met now and in the future. We do not receive government funding and must rely solely on public donations or grants to keep our doors open. YOU make it possible for them to receive loving care in a safe environment until they are adopted.  Thank you for donating to HART and partnering in our commitment to ensure the quality of life to all cats that enter our care: lost or abandoned, sick or injured, homed or homeless.  HART does not discriminate intakes based on a cat's age, health, temperament, or special need and will always work to give each one what is necessary for it to survive and thrive.

Click on the DONATE button below to make a donation to HART’s General Fund. You can also donate through PayPal Giving, which transfers monies to HART free of service charges. If you prefer to make a donation through PayPal, click
HERE. HART is an IRS-registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and donations are eligible to be tax deductible.
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Donation Form

Download this form and send your gift to: Homeless Animal Rescue Team, 2638 Main street, Cambria, CA 93428 
Or e-mail to: warmhearts@slohart.org
You can make this donation in honor of someone special!

Call (805) 927-7377 with any questions or to make a donation over the phone.

Download "HART Donation Form_2022.pdf"

Donate to our Guardian Angel fund

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100% of donations to our GA fund goes towards non-routine and major medical expenses not covered by the HART General Fund. The GA Fund finances medical interventions such as surgeries, dental work, and other costly procedures. This fund allows HART to take in senior and special needs kitties other shelters often turn away, giving them a second chance at life. Learn more about our Guardian Angel program here.
Click on the DONATE button below to make a donation to HART's Guardian Angel fund. We accept most payment methods including Direct Debit (ACH), all credit cards, PayPal, ApplePay and GooglePay. HART is an IRS-registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and donations are eligible to be tax deductible.
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Sponsor a HART Cat

Consider sponsoring one of our shelter cats currently awaiting adoption.  For just $25 you can provide support for a cat of your choice for one month. This can be a one-time donation or reoccurring until they're adopted.

Your donation will go towards expenses such as food, shelter, and veterinary care. We send all sponsors a Certificate of Sponsorship with a photo of your chosen cat.  We will also notify you when your cat is adopted. Make a difference in the life of a homeless shelter cat today!

This makes a great gift for birthdays, Mother's/Father's Day, graduations, or any occasion! Individuals, businesses, schools, and corporations can support HART by sponsoring a cat. Call 805-927-7377 or visit HART at 2638 Main street in Cambria to sponsor a cat.
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Sponsor a Cat's Adoption Fee

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You can also support our HART cats by sponsoring their adoption fee. You can pay a portion or the full adoption fee. This tax-deductible donation helps spotlight and bring attention to cats often overlooked. Adoption fees help cover the cost of spay/neuters, vaccinations, microchipping, and other expenses to prepare an animal for adoption. Call 805-927-7377 or visit HART at 2638 Main street in Cambria to sponsor a cat's adoption fee.
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Adoption Fees Waived

These cats touched the hearts of HART supporters who wanted to help them get adopted by generously sponsoring their Adoption Fees!



Become a Member of HART

Become a member of HART with an annual donation. We have 5 tiers available: Moonstone, Amethyst, Pearl, Ruby, and Diamond.

You can also support our Guardian Angel program with a Monthly Pledge or an Annual Guardian Angel Membership.

Download the membership card, complete with your selection, and mail to: 2638 Main St., Cambria, CA 93428

If you have any questions or would like to become a member over the phone, please call (805) 927-7377. You may also come into the shelter Tuesday thru Saturday 12pm - 5pm.

**perks for each tier coming soon!**

Download "Ways to Help.pdf"


Donate from HART's Chewy Wish List

Chewy now offers a Wish List feature for non-profit shelters and rescues. Our kitties couldn't be more excited! View our customized list put together specifically for our HART cats.  Click the button below to shop our list and donate supplies directly to our shelter.
Thank you for your support!

Donate from HART's Amazon Wish List

With so many cats and kittens at HART, our shelter goes through supplies very quickly.  We appreciate the generosity of all our donors, whether monetary or through an in-kind donation. Donations of cat food, toys, medical supplies and more are all needed and extremely appreciated. Take a look at our Amazon Wishlist for what our kitties have been dreaming of.

Thank you for helping us take care of these vulnerable kitties! We couldn't do this without our amazing HART family!

We ALWAYS appreciate your support!
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iGive or GoodShop!

AmazonSmile is ended on February 20th. We want to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to our supporters who chose HART as your AmazonSmile charity. You, through the AmazonSmile program, donated thousands of dollars for HART and helped us help save local homeless cats.

To help ease the loss of that vital source of funds, HART has joined both iGive and Goodshop as a charity.

iGive is a free service to causes and members. iGive members generate donations by shopping online at stores such as Albertsons, Macy's, Walmart, Khols, CVS, Chewy, Costco, Safeway...and over 2,000 more! There are no added costs, obligations, nor any hidden fees. You don't need to enter any codes, notify the store, or iGive. It's all automatic! Just choose Homeless Animal Rescue Team, HART as your charity! Currently, there is a $5 New Member Shopping Bonus! Support Homeless Animal Rescue Team, HART, when you join, make your first purchase within 30 days, and you'll earn a $5 bonus for HART! To learn more, visit here:

Goodshop works similarly. When you register with Goodshop and choose Homeless Animal Rescue Team - HART, you can get the latest coupons and offers at thousands of top retailers like Amazon, Macy’s, Target, and Best Buy. Then they will donate a percent off your purchases to HART - at no extra cost to you! You could also search the internet through Goodsearch and earn for HART as well! Find out more about Goodshop and Goodsearch here:


An easy, thoughtful way to make a future donation to HART. Consider leaving a legacy gift In your will or trust.

You may never see the animals your legacy gift will help, but you can ensure that many cats and kittens will live better lives tomorrow because of your generosity and foresight today. Pet overpopulation and homeless and neglected pets will be with us for the foreseeable future. By including HART in your estate planning, you can make a significant difference in their lives.

Although it is not difficult to leave a legacy gift to a charitable organization, it is important to get professional advice regarding the details—for example, drafting a codicil to a will or adding an amendment to a living trust.

 Thank You for considering HART in your estate planning.

Download "support-hart-through-your-estate.pdf"

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Do you want to get rid of an old vehicle but don't want to deal with selling it... fixing it... or junking it? Consider donating it to HART. The donation process is safe and simple.... you get rid of your unwanted vehicle (includes free pick up and title service)... you may qualify for a tax deduction... AND you support HART.  Find out more about donating your unwanted car, boat, motorcycle or RV... whether it runs, or not!

Every donation to HART makes a big difference.  Learn more about donating your vehicle by clicking here now

If you have questions, Click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.’s).  Or call Vehicles for Charity at 1-866-628-2277 for more information.


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