Where Cold Noses Meet Warm Hearts

What is HART?

To help reduce the spread of the Covid-19 virus


The Homeless Animal Rescue Team shelter will be closed to the general public until further notice.  We have taken this action for the safety of those that provide such valuable service at the shelter and for the members of the community that have so generously supported us since 1983.


Emergency situations and exceptions:

Adoptions - Hart will be conducting “no contact adoptions” for serious adopters only. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and our state ordered social distancing, we are unable to offer “meet & greets” with our cats and kittens. However, we will be happy to provide interested adopters plenty of information, photos, and videos (if possible) of their cat of interest to help in the decision-making process. This will all be conducted virtually prior to the date of adoption. Please contact Hart via phone or email at 805-927-7377 warmhearts@slohart.org for more information on no contact adoptions.


Relinquishment - Only emergency relinquishments will be considered.

Feral/community cat rescues - We will only pursue emergency situations, especially regarding feral kittens.

For any of the above, please call the shelter at 805 927-7377.


If you can help:

Fostering cats - if you are interested in fostering cats at your home, especially if you have such experience, please call.

If you want to donate food, bleach, paper towels, etc. - please call to arrange drop-off or pick-up.


Regarding Pets and Covid-19

According to the American Veterinary Medicine Association, there are no known pet animals that are infected by Covid-19.  However, it is not known how long the virus can last on pet fur.  Our interpretation of the AVMA advice is to treat your pet like another human - wash your hands before and after touching, and no kissy and no extended hugs.  Your pet is not a threat.  Love them.


Stay healthy.  When in doubt, wash your hands.  Thank you for your support.


HART, the Homeless Animal Rescue Team in Cambria, is located in San Luis Obispo (SLO) county on California’s beautiful central coast. We are a volunteer service organization and no-kill, cage-free shelter committed to rescuing and caring for feral, stray, and relinquished cats. To fulfill our mission, our program includes active adoption, spay/neuter, and trap/neuter/release (TNR) components—and our success depends on the hard work of dedicated volunteers and the generosity of donors like you.


We have organized this site to help you learn more about our organization and the cats and kittens we shelter. Use the navigation bar to explore our website: cats and kittens available for adoption, HART’s latest happenings, and ways you can help are just a few of our informative pages that are only a click away.  Take a video tour of the shelter.


We invite you to drop by and spend some time with our delightful felines.  Our cats and kittens eagerly await an accommodating lap-with-benefits. Yours could be the right one—and before you know it, you just might find yourself adopted.


Be sure to check out the most current HART happenings and Newsletters on our up-to-date News & Events page.





2638 Main Street

Cambria, California 93428



(805) 927-7377  Office

(805) 924-1970  Fax




12-5 p.m.





HART is a 501(c)(3)

non-profit organization

Federal ID 77-0018508








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