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Cat of the Month

Bandit is a 13 year old, grey and white, soft, fluffy, love bug!  She enjoys perching in a cat tree and looking outside.  She is a fun-loving cat, but is looking forward to leaving the shelter and finding a home of her own for her golden years.


Bandit’s ideal home would be one where she is the only kitty in the house or with a low-key friendly kitty.   She also needs people who can provide her with a high protein diet and insulin to help control her diabetes.   We know her special home is out there – could it be yours?


Introducing Alonzo – a Special Needs Kitten

Kitten Alonzo was brought to the Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART) in Cambria, CA, as a very small kitten, approximately six weeks old.  He was sent for a vet exam, which determined he had a spinal injury which resulted in urinary and bowel incontinence.  He is otherwise a healthy and active kitten.


Please view this short video introducing Alonzo.

We hope that with your help, this video will reach enough people that it will help Alonzo find his perfect forever home.  To learn more about adopting from HART, click here.


Treatment for Alonzo has included physical therapy, exercise, and a series of acupuncture treatments; but there has been no significant improvement. Vet stem cell therapy was also suggested as a possible aid for Alonzo, but up until recently was out of the question for financial reasons.  Several HART volunteers have now agreed to donate funds to cover the cost of the therapy in the hope that it will help Alonzo.  Visit our News and Events page regularly or follow us on Facebook for future Alonzo updates.


“The Sweetest Gift Ever” Cat Adoption Special


Treat your Valentine or Yourself to the Sweetest Gift Ever, with a new cat or kitten this February.


Right now the purrfect cat or kitten is waiting to add a little love to your life. This Valentine’s Day, brighten your world by adopting a deserving rescued cat or kitten from the Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART) in Cambria.


For an adoption fee of $14 you can add some love to your life by bringing home a furry friend your whole family will love.  (click on flyer for larger view)


The HART adoption promotions include:

  • A low $14 adoption fee for any cat or kitten.
  • A chance to rescue Valentines by adopting a pair of cats for only $25 (for both).
  • Every cat/kitten has been spayed/neutered, is up-to-date on 4 way & Rabies vaccinations, and has been microchipped.
  • A free post-adoption vet wellness exam, a “welcome home” package, a collar and tag are included.


A Special Valentine Gift

A special way to show your love this Valentine’s Day is to purchase a HART Guardian Angel Certificate to help save the life of a homeless animal.  A Guardian Angel Certificate Valentine will give the recipient two special gifts: a lovely printed certificate stating that you have made a donation, in their name; and the good feeling of knowing that this gift will help save the life of a homeless animal.


HART Guardian Angel Certificates are available at the HART office in any amount twenty dollars and over. Contributions to the HART Guardian Angel Fund are restricted and help pay for special medical needs of the rescued cats and kittens.  What could be sweeter than that?


Volunteers Needed!

HART has an urgent need for volunteers willing to help with “closing” tasks at the shelter.  “Closing” chores include feeding the cats and scooping the litter boxes in the main shelter area.  A team of 2 people can do the job in one hour or less.


If you have time to volunteer – whether it is 1 day a week or even just 1 day a month – it would be very helpful.  You will have fun socializing with the kitties and making their days a little brighter at the shelter, while they wait for their forever homes.   Click Here  to learn about volunteer opportunities and you can also get started by filling out the online volunteer application .  Call the shelter at 805-927-7377 and set up a time to get started!


New Merchandise

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HART's Gift Shop for Cat Lovers

New merchandise on display for the cat (and dog) lovers in your life.  New items include Handmade cat pillows, Stuffed cats by Gund, Cat purse, Handmade dog purse. The Gift Shop is located at the HART Shelter, 2638 Main St., Cambria, and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12-5pm.



Volunteers help load the two Goodwill trucksHART’s annual Goodwill Drive got 2018 fundraising off to a great start.  HART provided Goodwill with two fully-loaded trailers of donations over the three-day event, January 19-21.


Volunteers collected many items and many people dropped off goods at the shelter before and during the event, for which HART is most grateful. Board President, Michael Zarowitz, believes that Goodwill will be sending a check to HART for $1200.

Conference room is overflowing with items ready for the Goodwill pickup


Rescue and Adoption Results

Following is a summary of HART’s cat and kitten intakes/rescues as well as adoptions for 2015 through 2017:


A new way to help HART at tax time

Help yourself and HART by having your tax return prepared by H&R Block.  HART will receive $20 for each new client referred to H&R Block.  Please use Referral Code #40010001097730, or print the referral card below for your convenience. Click on coupon for print size.


Don’t miss some of our upcoming events:

• Adoption Specials

• Annual Wines, Pines and Felines dinner and auction



Watch Us OnFor social media fans, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube to view entertaining photos and videos of HART cats and kittens, supporters, events, and activities.



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