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's 9th Annual Litterbox auction was a resounding success - many thanks to all of the volunteers, donors, attendees and winning bidders!
HART 2015 Calendars are here!
Get your copy at the shelter, or at one of our craft fairs, or adoption events.
The price is 14.00 per calendar.
"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!!"
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, with more expected to come in during the next several weeks. 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 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.
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:
Visit 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!
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.
Snip, Snip Hooray!
Community Spay-Neuter Clinic has opened at Freeport Outlet, 475 US Route 1 (just south of exit 20, Route 295). This new 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 now open at the North Yarmouth Congregational Church on Saturday mornings from 10:30-12:00 for people who are experiencing financial issues. They have food, supplies and vouchers for Ames Farm Center.
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.
Advocating for the Cats
Tim Sample takes on the role of "cat spokesperson" for the new Spay Maine ad campaign. The goal is to increase the status of Maine's cats, encourage shelter adoption, reduce relinquishments and encourage spay/neuter. This is the first "cats only" ad in Maine. View it here, share it on your facebook page and help spread the word!
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.
Raising Money (and Awareness too)
When you have a minute, visit Erin Cully's blog for entertaining and informative short articles on all things CAT! As a shelter volunteer and fellow cat-lover, Erin has a personal goal of raising $10,000 for HART. 100% of all donations received through the "chip in" button on her blog go directly to HART. Thank you ... and Erin!
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