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Cat of the Month

Edgar is a lovely long-haired black tuxedo at just eleven months of age, pining away for his forever home. He’s a solid fellow, with a side gig as a private detective. He’s quite the investigator- with his lovely black and white coat, he’d fit right into a fireplace library or a beachside retreat with just enough room to stretch his legs. He’ll make figure eights around your ankles and purr when he opens a mystery box or two. To top it all off, he’ll watch all those reruns of Murder, She Wrote with you without batting an



Edgar is quite the consummate young gentleman, as he has long luxurious fur, delicate snow-white paw socks and yellow-emerald eyes that immediately lock with yours as soon as you enter the room. Edgar has a lovely, shining personality and a sweet demeanor that is only matched by his incredibly long white whiskers. He’s been at HART since he was two months of age, and now he’s eleven months old- perfect for his debut as the cat of the month in June! He’s been biding his time in our Kitten Room, but we’d love to see him graduate, as he has a bright future ahead of him!


Edgar is healthy, vaccinated and microchipped, clear-eyed and bushy tailed, ready for his next adventure with or without fellow cats and other animals. It’s true- he gets along with everyone, but Edgar is definitely on the prowl for his special family or person. In his honor as the June Cat of the Month, Edgar’s adoption fees have been waived! Come and see Edgar at 2638 Main Street in downtown Cambria, and unravel a mystery or two together! We are open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 12 pm to 5 pm.  Call us at 805-927-7377 to learn more about Edgar and our other adoptable cats.


Paul Yeager Scholarship

Presented to Sara Tiedeman.


The HART. Board of directors unanimously voted to award the $1,000 Paul Yeager Scholarship to long-time volunteer Sara Tiedeman. HART’s Board President, Mike Zarowitz, said that ‘Sara is a living incarnation of HART's mission statement’.


Sara began volunteering at HART when she was 13 years old.  Sara has fostered many dozens of cats and has been instrumental during kitten season.  In addition to the usual duties, Sara has been a care-provider to the cats in our isolation and observation unit, administering medications, and transporting cats to veterinarians.


Sara will soon begin working at the Los Angeles branch of Best Friends Animal Society to assist them and to learn animal rescue management.  She has also applied to U.C. Davis as a pre-vet student.  We thank Sara for all she’s done on behalf of the cats and kittens of HART and wish her all the best of success in her endeavors.


HART Open House July 27th

The community and our volunteers and members are invited to celebrate HART as it moves into its 37th year.  There will be an Open House on Saturday, July 27th, during normal shelter hours from noon to 5 pm..  Refreshments will be served and drawings held during this afternoon celebrating our ongoing bond to the animal kingdom.  Current members will enjoy a special drawing of their own.  We hope you will attend!


HART's Gift Shop for Cat Lovers

The gift shop is “Celebrating all things Summer” with our Kliban "Wing Cats" (and his amusing history of the cat).  You will find new bracelets and earrings, specialty books on cats and dogs, plus papers, puzzles and other fun games.  We also have new cat and dog toys and a redesigned canine corner. Don't forget our competitively priced Science Diet kibbles and other necessities like litter boxes, scratchers and cat flaps.  Your purchase at the gift shop goes directly to support the shelter. Many of our items are made by our volunteers.

The Gift Shop is located at the

HART Shelter, 2638 Main St., Cambria,

Open Tuesday through Saturday from 12-5pm.


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Kittens need Foster Homes and supplies

Kitten season 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 our orphaned kittens. And for our entire family of cats these supplies are always needed:  smile.amazon.com


Foster Homes play a critical role in HART's effort to rescue cats and kittens and prepare them to be adopted.  New Foster Home Volunteers are needed for Kitten Season.  Training will be provided and support and expenses will be covered by HART.     To learn more about becoming a Foster  Home, please click here or call the shelter at 805-927-7377 or email foster-coordinator@slohart.org with any questions..


Don’t miss some of our upcoming events:

-  Adoption Specials

-  Summer Open House – celebrating HART’s 37th year - July 27



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