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HART – Update

As the cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to grow and new regulations are being put into effect daily, HART has taken the following precautions. Our feline shelter in Cambria is currently closed to the public. Adoptions have been put on hold for the time being. Due to the SLO County shelter in place order we have significantly reduced the amount of staff and volunteers that are allowed in the shelter during this time. This means the amount of socialization our cats are now receiving has also been significantly reduced. Thankfully, many of our kitties have already been placed in temporary foster homes. HART would like to thank everyone who is fostering, donating, and supporting Hart during this COVID-19 crisis.


Intakes will be limited to within the Cambria area (Harmony to San Simeon) on a case by case emergency basis. Please call (805) 927-7377 or email us at warmhearts@slohart.org with any questions or to discuss a potential relinquishment. We strive to continue our mission of rescuing animals while also protecting the health of our volunteers and visitors. Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time


How you can help HART

during the COVID-19 crisis

  • Contact HART to volunteer to feed, medicate or clean. (prior experience required)
  • Foster a current shelter resident or let us know you are available to foster new intakes, including cats and kittens.
  • Share photos of our cats on social media and let your friends and family know how they can help HART during the crisis.
  • Click here to donate to HART's general fund, which will help keep our doors open during this financially debilitating time.
  • Click here to donate essential items, like cat food and litter, from our Amazon wishlist.
  • For additional ways to help, please click here. Thank you for your support during this challenging time.


Upcoming Events at HART

The next events committee meeting is set for May7th: at which time we will determine whether to move forward with June 11th Wine , Pines, Felines or postpone until Fall or cancel for the year. Current ticket holders for April 16th event may use their tickets on June 11th or subsequently chosen Fall date; if event is cancelled, refunds will be available.


  1. Goodwill Event of May 2-3 has been cancelled and we are trying to reschedule for Fall.
  2. Library Cat Café of May 16th has been postponed pending reopening of library and rescheduling of event.
  3. Retail redo for Summer is currently scheduled for end of April; this may change, depending on date Shelter reopens to public. Summer will feature a variety of warm-weather merchandise, including new Kliban Cat shirts “Cat of the Jungle”.


Thank You Cambria Pines Lodge!

HART would like to extend a huge thank you to Cambria Pines Lodge who purchased four Feline Snoozers cat towers for the shelter using funds they received from the Cambria Christmas Market Santa booth. Our kitties love their new towers!


Special thank you to HART Foster Club members, The Peterson's, for their assistance in making this wonderful gift possible.


HART is slowly working to replace all of the carpeted cat trees in the shelter with PVC cat towers like the ones from Feline Snoozers. The PVC is much easier to thoroughly disinfect which will help us increase cleanliness throughout the shelter, as well as, reduce disease transmission amongst our shelter residents.


Feline Snoozers: A Sanitary Solution for HART's Shelter Cats

Reducing disease transmission among our shelter cats is of top priority. HART staff is currently working hard to create an environment for our resident cats that is up to par with the current shelter facility standards. In 2020 we hope to replace all of our carpeted cat trees with Feline Snoozers, PVC based cat beds and towers that are easier to clean and disinfect. Please help us transform our shelter by donating a bed or tower. We are currently in need of towers of all shapes and sizes.



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