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Visit Santa at the Cambria Christmas Market

HART Volunteers are hosting Santa Claus again this year at the Cambria Christmas Market Santa booth.   The Cambria Christmas Market  will be welcoming visitors from 5-9pm, November 24-December 23, 2017 (closed December 4 & 5 and December 11).


Visit the Santa Booth from 6 pm to 8:30 pm and purchase a 4" x 6" photo, in a holiday photo sleeve for a $10 donation.  Or if you prefer, take your own photo, for a $5 donation.  These are excellent gifts and holiday memories.


Also available are Disney Park Hopper Raffle Tickets (value $628 for 4 tickets to be used on both So Cal parks on the same day).  Raffle tickets prices are: 1 for $3.00, 2 for $5.00 or 5 for $10.00. (Maximum number of tickets sold will be 2,000).


Holiday Shopping Gift Ideas

For that special person who has everything, consider giving a Guardian Angel Certificate as a special holiday gift. The certificates are available in any amount of $5 and over.  The recipient receives a customized printed certificate stating that you have made a donation, in their name, to the HART Guardian Angel Fund. (include link back to the Guardian Angel page)


Bring Love Home during the Holidays

You can “Bring Love Home during the Holidays” by adopting a cat or kitten from HART.  There are currently 25 cats and more than 50 kittens waiting for homes.  This would be a great time to adopt a beautiful and loving cat or kitten to share the holidays with and love for many years to come.



  1. Kittens – singles or pairs and litters of 2– 8, with or without mom.
  2. Older kittens or adults needing socialization with humans.
  3. Adults or kittens recovering from surgery or illness – giving medication may be required.
  4. Adults that are very shy and are not doing well in the shelter environment.
  5. Call HART at 805-927-7377 for more information.

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New Holiday Merchandise

JewelryHandmade Purse, Fanny Pack & Toiletry BagHoliday TopsHoliday ShirtsChild Cat & Dog Purses Cat & Dog Recycled Metal SculptureHoliday ApronHoliday Pet Sweaters9 - 9<>

HART's Gift Shop for Cat Lovers has new holiday merchandise on display for the cat (& dog) lovers in your life.  New holiday items will include jewelry, dog & cat bowls, child's cat and dog purses, Christmas shirts, recycled metal cats & dogs, handmade purses, handmade fanny packs, new cat stick toys and cat Christmas collars! The Gift Shop is located at the HART Shelter, 2638 Main St., Cambria, and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12-5pm.




HART Facility Improvements

Thanks to generous donations of labor, materials, and skill, several improvements were made to the shelter and grounds during November – without any cost to HART.  Improvements included new LED lights, double-glazed windows, driveway repairs, cabinet repairs, a new faucet, and water-conserving synthetic turf in the front yard.  Many thanks to Bud Tanner and his crew, Andrew Schmidt and Lyle Grooms, along with HART volunteers who helped complete this work.  Special thanks to Gary Swauger who donated the synthetic turf and additional funds required to make the improvements.


Gary Swauger at work on cabinets.

Driveway repairs - Improved drainage

Finished Driveway

Ready for synthetic turf

Don’t miss some of our upcoming events:

• Adoption Specials

• Gift Shop for Cat Lovers New Year’s sale

• Goodwill Drive at HART shelter (January 19-21, 2018)

• Annual Wines, Pines and Felines dinner and auction



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