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P.O. Box 351
302 Range Road
Cumberland, ME  04021

207-829-4116

info@hartofme.com


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.

2015 HART Calendar

That's right- it's that time of year again!  Do you have a kitty that was adopted from HART? Would you like to see him or her pictured in the annual calendar for next year? Then please send your clear digital pictures to Suellen Clark by September 3, 2014  to have the chance for your furry friend to be featured in the 2015 calendar.


Managing Kitty Diabetes

Have you ever wanted to give, but felt like $5 just wasn’t enough?  Our diabetic kitties at the shelter appreciate every dollar.  By visiting our page at LoveAnimals.org you can help us make a difference in providing food and medical supplies for these wonderful and deserving kitties!

Love Animals dot Org

 


 

Adopt a Diabetic Cat!


Volunteers Needed


Shelter Position Openings

HART has TWO NEW VOLUNTEER POSITIONS that we’d like to fill AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

green-eyed cat

The two new positions are Shelter Director and Operations Manager. (Click on each position to view its description.) Several knowledgeable, experienced volunteers currently perform the listed responsibilities. These volunteers will train the candidate as well as continue to assist in these areas.View our organizational chart to see how the various program areas of HART are structured.

These open positions present a terrific opportunity for someone looking to use and develop management skills while at the same time making a huge difference in fulfilling our mission of caring for and finding great homes for cats and kittens. 

To Apply: Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for two references, in electronic format, to info@hartofme.com, attention Sarah McNamara, Board President. Minimum one year commitment; only serious applicants please respond.

Deadline for Application: EXTENDED - Open Until Filled

Selection Process: If selected for interview, we will schedule interviews in the coming weeks. We hope to fill this position immediately. [Note: Criminal background check will be performed.]


HART Cookbook Now On Sale!

Cookbooks - $15.00 
Custom HART aprons also available - $10.00

"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.


partnersWays YOU Can Help HART!  

Visit our support us page to learn about all the easy ways you can help us to help the cats.

 


Seeking Volunteers

  • Do you love cats?
  • Do you have a few hours to spare one or two mornings a week or every other week?
  • Is your significant other allergic to cats, but you’d would love to spend time with some wonderful, beautiful, friendly felines?
  • Are you retired and have some extra time on your hands?
  • Would you like to fulfill a passion that you have for animals?
  • Would you like to be part of a great volunteer organization and give something back to the community?

If so, HART needs your help!!!  Visit our volunteer page to learn about all of our volunteer opportunities or send us an e-mail any time!


Stay Informed

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 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 @HARTofMaineFollow us on Twitter (@HARTofMaine) for the latest news, updates and kitties available for adoption.

 

follow us on twitter @HARTofMaineBrowse our videos on YouTube for an inside glimpse of life within the shelter and at various HART events.


Check out HART's free newsletter Messages from the HART, published three times a year. Click to view the most recent issue (PDF format) or send us an e-mail and we'll add you to our mailing list. Be sure to include your full e-mail and/or mailing address and we'll send you our next issue.


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


Pet Pantry

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.

Apollonia- Adult female

This gorgeous 8-9 year old cat came to HART a stray and was thought to be a boy named Apollo. She was incredibly matted, dirty, and had severe infections in both feet. But she cleaned up nicely and we realized she was a stunning, long-haired, orange and white girl! Apollonia is very sweet and playful - get a laser pointer out to hear her super cute meow! She is also very independent and does not like other cats. Are you an owner who could shower her with attention when she wants it, and understand when she needs alone time? (Don’t we all?!) While she waits for the perfect home, Apollonia manages our office and helps with filing.


Calendar of Events


 

The Shelter has New ADOPTION HOURS


Wednesdays
Saturdays

HART Shelter - 302 Range Road, Cumberland
1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.- note later hours!
11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

 

The shelter is open for drop-in tours and adult adoptions on the days listed above. Please come by with your friends and family to tour the facility and meet our adult cats. If these times are not convenient, give us a call to arrange for a private tour. See Contact Us for directions to the shelter.

Please Note: Kittens do not live at the shelter and therefore are not available to be seen at the open house. If you are interested in adopting a kitten, please email our kitten adoption coordinator, Suellen Clark . Also check below to find an adoption event in one of our area pet stores where kittens will be shown and available for adoption.
If you need to surrender a litter of kittens, please contact Joann Wallace .

 

 

Tabling with Kittens

Are you looking for a cute and cuddly little kitten to call your very own? HART has many adorable babies that will be ready for their new homes soon. Please complete an application or contact Suellen Clark for more information. 

Our adorable kittens will be at the following locations on the dates listed. Representatives from HART will also be on hand to assist you with the application process and to help you select the purrfect kitten for your family.

 
  Bake and Craft Sales

Sept. 13

Oct. 11

Scarborough Wal- Mart -500 Gallery Blvd. Scarborough, Maine
10:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
 

Please help the HART kitties by purchasing some yummy treats at any or all of our Bake Sales this spring and next fall. We will have many treats to choose from as well as some hand made crafts made by our volunteers.

 For more information about the bake sales and to donate food or craft items please contacts Sharon Lewis

 
Aug.14-16

HART'S ANNUAL YARD and BAKE SALE

At the Cumberland Fairgrounds  again this year!
Thursday and Friday from 8:00 am- 6:00 pm

Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

DONATIONS WELCOME beginning July 12th at the shelter. For more information or to volunteer your time please contact Joann Wallace

 
Nov.14

HART'S Annual Litterbox Auction

Save the date- more details to follow!

 
 

Bottle Redemption Drive

Ongoing

HART - 302 Range Road, Cumberland
Please help us by dropping your returnable cans and bottles in the collection bins located outside the HART shelter, on the left side of the building.


Adoption Application

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:

 

pdf - print the form and complete by hand, then fax to 207-772-6177 or mail to HART at the address listed on the application; OR...

 

Microsoft Word - enter your information, save the document then attach it in an email to HART (info@hartofme.com).


Maine Community FoundationThank You to our Grantors

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!


HART Webcam

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!


support maine shelters license plate

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:
1. $5.00 from the sale of each plate will help fund the Help Fix ME spay/neuter program.
2. $5.00 from the sale of each plate will also help fund the Animal Welfare Program's response to the hundreds of animal neglect and cruelty complaints it receives every year.
3. You will be promoting shelter and rescue group animal adoption by displaying the plate on your car.


Help Fix Me Tax Check-Off


Low Cost Spay/Neuter in Southern Maine

  • Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, Westbrook: 854-9771
  • Animal Welfare Society, West Kennebunk: 985-3244
  • Community Spay/Neuter Clinic, Freeport: 865-0772
  • South Portland Veterinary Hospital, So. Portland: 767-7784 (cats: no income requirements)

Spaying and neutering saves lives. Period.
Best to spay/neuter before 5 months.

For more information visit www.spaymaine.org

 

adopt a cat for $75 or an adult pair for $125

 

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