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A Sweet Gift for Your Valentine | Snoozers | Galaxy Cat Pawsitive program


Cat of the Month Val

Val is a 10-year-old brown, short hair tabby. He’s sweet and sensitive, and more than anything loves to put his paws around your neck and give you hugs! He’s straight out of Cambria and loved to roam the hills and beaches, but it became too dangerous so he was surrendered to Hart. You can take the kitty out of the wild but you can’t take the wild out of this kitty! Val still longs for his outdoor excursions, so he will need to be indoor/outdoor, or at least have access to a catio. If you are considering Val as a barn cat, he’ll need access to a garage, shed, or barn at all times for safety. Val also loves human interaction, so he won’t want to be left to his lonesome for too long. Though independent, Val is a lover; he’ll sit on your lap, give you hugs and affection of all kinds. This sweet boy will rub his head against you and purr, purr, purr! Val should probably be the only cat since he has a tendency to dominate other cats. If you are looking for a free spirit kitty who loves outside-time as much as cuddle-time, Val could be your new best friend!

You will find Val in the patio room at HART. As Cat of the Month for February, Val’s adoption fees are waived. HART is a cage-free, no-kill shelter located in lovely downtown Cambria. We love what we do - come on by to meet Val and all of our other available cats and kittens at 2638 Main Street in Cambria, or call us at 805-927-7377 with any questions!


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.


The Sweetest Gift Ever

Treat your Valentine or yourself to the sweetest gift ever, with a new pet this February! Right now the purrfect cat or kitten is waiting to add a little love to your life. This Valentine’s Day, brighten your world by adopting a deserving rescued cat or kitten from the Homeless Animal Rescue Team.


For an adoption fee of $14 you can add some love to your life by bringing home a furry friend your whole family will love.  Give Love to homeless pets this February by providing your new cat or kitten with a place and family to call their own.

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The HART adoption promotions include:

  • A low $14 adoption fee for any cat or kitten.
  • A chance to rescue Valentines by adopting a pair of cats for only $25 (for both).
  • Every cat/kitten has been spayed/neutered, is up-to-date on 4 way & Rabies vaccinations, and has been microchipped.
  • A free post-adoption vet wellness exam, a “welcome home” package, a collar and tag are included.


Another way to show your love this Valentine’s Day is to purchase a HART Guardian Angel Certificate to help save the life of a homeless animal.  A Guardian Angel Certificate Valentine will give the recipient two special gifts: a lovely printed certificate stating that you have made a donation in their name; and the good feeling of knowing that this gift will help save the life of a homeless animal.


HART Guardian Angel Certificates are available in any amount twenty dollars and over. Contributions to the
HART Guardian Angel Fund are restricted and help pay for special medical needs of the rescued cats and kittens.  What could be sweeter than that?





The 2020 Jackson Galaxy Cat Pawsitive program has officially begun!

HART's staff and volunteers are excited to help our cats gain more confidence and learn skills that will make them absolutely irresistible to adopters using positive reinforcement and clicker training. These methods require us to use treats and play as motivators for a cat to learn behaviors and skills. We currently have an Amazon wish list dedicated to the Cat Pawsitive Program and are asking for assistance in obtaining supplies, such as treats and feather wands. Click here to donate.


You can follow HART's journey through the Cat Pawsitive program @hartcambria on Instagram and Facebook.





We are searching for crafty volunteers to make partial cage covers for cats who are temporarily housed in HART's observation ward. Managing stress can mean the difference between a healthy cat and a sick cat. A simple, cost-effective cage curtain is part of a proper housing environment that addresses well being and promotes health among cats in our care. We are in need of both long and short curtains, please refer to the measurements and DIY instructions at the link below. You can drop off your finished product

at the front desk.  CLICK FOR DIY INSTRUCTIONS


HART's Gift Shop for Cat Lovers

If you’ve got a cat or a cat lover in your life, visit Hart and take a look at our gift shop recently redecorated for the upcoming Spring season! We have wonderful new items available featuring: blankets, pole toys, laser pointers, hand crocheted critters, tropical tee shirts, “tie” collars and carved stone cats. We also have a “Canine Corner” for our puppy pals. Stop by Hart and say “hi”, humans and felines alike will be happy to meet ya!

The Gift Shop is located at the

HART Shelter, 2638 Main St., Cambria,

Open Tuesday through Saturday from 12-5pm.


From Cats and Dogs to Bunnies!Fun and whimsical items for your canine friend.Joyful magnets fun and useful!Wonderful and clever T-Shirts3 - 4<>


Don’t miss some of our upcoming events:

-  Adoption Specials



For social media fans, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube to view entertaining photos and videos of HART cats and kittens, supporters, events, and activities.


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