P.O. Box 351
HART is an all-volunteer organization that provides a safe refuge to hundreds of homeless cats each year. We rely on the support of individual donors to help us rescue and provide shelter for these innocent animals. Please consider supporting our efforts with a tax deductible donation.
HART is now accepting donations of items to sell at our Yard Sale. Items must be in good, clean condition. Electronic items must be in working order, and television sets must include the remote. We will only accept FLAT SCREEN computer monitors and TVs.
Think of it as a time for LATE SPRING CLEANING of your homes, garages, attics, and basements - we are happy to take your unneeded household items, books, clothes, jewelry, exercise equipment, etc.
Please do not donate any items that are broken or otherwise not appropriate for selling (this includes fluorescent lights, paint, and chemicals). HART must pay to dispose of these items, and that creates an unnecessary expense for us.
Donated items can be dropped off at the shelter (302 Range Road in Cumberland) any time. In the case of inclement weather, it's best to bring items during our Open Hours on Wednesdays (1:00-4:00) and Saturdays (11:00-4:00), or any morning (8:00-11:00) so they can be immediately placed in our storage pods.
PLEASE JOIN HART ON AUGUST 23, 2015
Pet Rock in the Park will be held 11am to 4pm in Deering Oaks Park in Portland. It will be a fun-filled day of live music, animal demonstrations, food and product vendors, and animal shelter and rescue organizations. Admission is free.
"I have just perused the HART Cookbook in detail. It is absolutely wonderful!! Very professional, great yummy recipes (will even inspire me to cook!), photos of kitties are adorable and the quotes are beautiful! And the information at the end (e.g. food quantities, cooking terms, etc.) is a great addition. I can't say enough good things about this cookbook - extremely well done!!"
Adoption fees waived on all of our diabetic cats!
Want to know what's happening at HART? In addition to regularly checking our website for updates, there are several other ways to keep in-touch:
Follow us on Facebook to see featured kitties and other news. If you've adopted from HART, we'd love to have you upload a recent picture of your furry friend to our Facebook page!
Visit us on Instagram to see some of our feline friends.
Follow us on Twitter (@HARTofMaine) for the latest news, updates and kitties available for adoption
Browse our videos on YouTube for an inside glimpse of life within the shelter and at various HART events.
A Balancing Act...
As you may have seen on the news, HART is facing an incredible overpopulation situation. There are currently more than 100 kittens in foster care and 130 cats residing at the shelter. As a no-kill shelter with limited space, we must carefully balance how many cats we can accept while at the same time providing the best environment for the cats that are already in our care. Please consider making a financial donation to support the care we provide to these homeless cats and kittens. Donations may be made securely online using the Donate button at the top of this page (or on our Support HART page), or mailed to HART P.O. Box 351 Cumberland, ME 04021.
Ways YOU Can Help HART!
Visit our support us page to learn about all the easy ways you can help us to help the cats.
If you're thinking about adopting a cat or kitten from HART, even if you're unsure which lucky companion you'd like to take home with you, we suggest you complete an adoption application. Having a completed application on file with HART will quicken the process of taking your kitty home once your decision is made.
Select from one of the following formats to complete an adoption application:
We thank the following foundations for their generosity in awarding grant money to HART in support of ourmission.
A webcam was installed in one room at HART so you can peek in on the kitties any time, day or night! Simply click this webcam link then select Mode 2 - unless you're using Internet Explorer, in which case select Mode 1. When prompted, enter hart as the username and password.
Maine's colorful new animal welfare license plate, that will help fund Help Fix ME and the Animal Welfare Program, is now available. The plate graphically depicts Maine's love of animals and helps fight animal abuse and promote shelter animal adoption. If you did not pre-purchase a plate, you can purchase one wherever you register your car, even if it isn't time for your renewal.
By buying and proudly displaying this plate you will help Maine's
companion animals in three ways:
Low Cost Spay/Neuter in Southern Maine
Spaying and neutering saves lives. Period.
For more information visit www.spaymaine.org
Snip, Snip Hooray!
Community Spay-Neuter Clinic has opened at Freeport Outlet, 475 US Route 1 (just south of exit 20, Route 295). This clinic provides quality surgery at low cost for low income households. Visit their website or call them at (207) 865-0772 or 865-0775 to make an appointment.
"There is no disease or condition of companion animals that takes as many of their lives as euthanasia." ~Janet M. Scarlett, DVM, Associate Professor Of Epidemiology at Cornell University
There is a Pet Pantry open at the North Yarmouth Congregational Church for pet owners experiencing financial issues. They have pet food, supplies and vouchers for Ames Farm Center. Visit their website for more information.