HART has special events throughout the year. View current “HART Happenings” below.

Visit this page often to keep up-to-date on HART’s news and events.

Cat of the Month | Gift Shop- New Merchandise | Social Media Links | Newsletters

Black Cat Special Month | Foster Homes Needed


Cat of the Month

HART’s November Cat of the Month is Tootie. Tootie is a gray and white female tabby cat, about eight years old.  She loves playing with the visitors and volunteers at HART and enjoys lots of love and attention. As soon as someone comes through the door, Tootie will run to greet them.   During November, the adoption fee for Tootie will be reduced by 50%.  Tootie is also eligible for Hart’s Seniors for Seniors program in which adopters 62 years or older qualify for a waived adoption fee.


Kitten Nick needs your HELP!

Kitten Nick is one of HART's newest additions.  At 15 weeks old he is small for his age due to structural defects of his chest. His condition is called Pectus Excavatum (or PE for short). This condition is characterized by the breast bone or sternum turning upward towards his spine and his rib cage is flattened on the bottom instead of rounded (see image of x-ray). Both of these deformities can compromise his breathing and heart function, causing him to be exercise intolerant. It also puts Nick at greater risk of respiratory infections.

 The good news, in Nick's case, is that his PE is correctable with surgery. The bad news is that it will cost $3K to 4K. A Plumfund Campaign has been started to help raise the funds for this corrective surgery. Here is the link https://www.plumfund.com/pet-fund/nicks-corrective-surgery-fund or if you would like to contribute directly to HART for his surgery you can call 805 927-2375 or mail your donation to HART at 2638 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428. If you mail a check, please put in the memo 'Help Kitten Nick'.

 Nick, at the moment, is a very happy, playful and sweet kitten. But he needs our help now so he can grow into a strong and healthy boy. He will be available for adoption in about 3 to 4 months after he has fully recovered from his surgery which we hope to schedule as soon as we raise enough funds to cover the cost.


Thank you for any donation you are able to make to help us afford Nick's surgery.  Any excess funds will go to the HART Guardian Angel Fund to be used for life-changing medical care.


Cambria Christmas Market & Santa Claus!

HART is excited to once again host the Santa booth at the seventh annual Cambria Christmas Market.  The Market and light displays open Friday, November 23rd. The market ends on Saturday, December 23rd. It is open from 5pm to 9pm each night with the exception of Nov. 26th & 27th and Dec. 3rd, 4th & 10th when the market will be closed.  Advance ticket purchases are recommended, as most nights do sell out.


Photos with Santa are available every night of the Market from 6 PM – 8:30 PM, for a suggested donation of $5 – $10. Plus, enter the raffle to win a 4-pack of park hopper tickets to Disneyland!  Photos with Santa are a fundraiser for HART and 100% of proceeds directly benefit HART’s mission of rescuing and caring for animals.

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Black Cat Adoption Special

HART is having a Black Cat Adoption Special during November. All black cats and kittens (including tuxedos) are available for a reduced adoption fee of ONLY $5. The adoption package includes a cat or kitten who has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on vaccinations, and is micro-chipped. Also included is a certificate for a free post-adoption wellness check that can be used at local veterinarians. Visit HART soon to meet one of our beautiful black cats or kittens.


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HART's Gift Shop for Cat Lovers

The gift shop is featuring new and different cat toys, in time for the holiday season.   Also available will be new jewelry, including some special cat pins.  Later this month the gift shop will be all decked out for Christmas.


The Gift Shop is located at the HART Shelter, 2638 Main St., Cambria, and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12-5pm.


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Kitten Season Still Underway

This is an incredibly busy and expensive time of the year for HART.  You can help by donating money or kitten supplies to help us prepare for all the little ones.  Visit our Wish List on Amazon to see the type of supplies that can really help. smile.amazon.com


Foster Homes Needed

It's Kitten Season, and HART is suddenly swimming in kittens!  A very important part of caring for the little ones is providing them with a Foster Home.    Foster Homes are a safe place for kittens to grow and be socialized prior to moving to the shelter or their forever home.   Have you ever considered becoming a Foster parent for a cat or kitten or perhaps even a momma cat with kittens?  If so, we hope you will consider fostering for HART.


Prior experience is not required, just the desire and the time to nurture. Our HART Fosters are provided with training and guidance and the cats and kittens are provided with food, litter, medical care, and supplies.   To learn more, click here or call the shelter at 805-927-7377.


HART receives donation from Heart to Heart Real Estate, Inc.

Our HART-felt thanks to Heart to Heart Real Estate, Inc.  for their generous donation of $2,259.69 to the Homeless Animal Rescue Team! Heart to Heart Real Estate makes a payment (equal to between 25% to 50% of the commission they earned) to a charitable organization or cause designated by their client. Thank you so much -- you are making a difference!



Don’t miss some of our upcoming events:

- Christmas merchandise in the Gift Shop for Cat Lovers.

- Santa Booth at Cambria Christmas Market - Nov. 23 - Dec. 23

- Adoption Specials







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