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Bring Love Home for the Holidays


HART's Office will be Closed:

December 25,  2018 and January 1, 2019


Cat of the Month

HART’s December Cat of the Month is Bailey.  Bailey is a beautiful lynx point Siamese mix.  He is 16 years old and in good health.  Bailey is the ultimate lap cat and will purr right into your ear and invite hugs.  His long-time owner passed away and Bailey truly misses having a special someone to call his own.  Please help Bailey find his Forever Home!  During December, the adoption fee for Bailey will be waived.


Kitten Nick needs your HELP!

Kitten Nick is small for his age due to structural defects of his chest. His condition is called Pectus Excavatum (or PE for short) and 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 put Nick at greater risk of respiratory infections.

  The good news, in Nick's case, is that his PE was correctable with surgery.  (See before and after x-ray images) With financial help from a loving and generous donor and many contributors to Nick's Plum Fund account, HART was able to take Nick in for surgery in mid-November.


Nick did well in surgery and is now recovering in his foster home.  He has to have his bandages changed weekly and will require regular re-check xrays.  Nick has an external splint, which will be in place for 8 weeks.  It is expected that full function will return to his lungs.


The HART Guardian Angel Fund will cover the remainder of Nick's medical expenses (total cost will be $4,000 +). Please help out by donating to Nick's PlumFund Campaign or to the HART Guardian Angel Fund.  Here is the link for PlumFund updates https://www.plumfund.com/pet-fund/nicks-corrective-surgery-fund or if you would like to contribute directly to HART Guardian Angel Fund you can call 805 927-2375 or mail your donation to HART Guardian Angel Fund at 2638 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428. If you mail a check, please put in the memo 'Help Kitten Nick'.  Thank you for any donation you are able to make to help us afford Nick's surgery.


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. Click on Photos with Santa for full size version.


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.



You can “Bring Love Home During the Holidays” by adopting a cat or kitten from the Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART) in Cambria.  We hope you will consider sharing the Golden Years of one of our fantastic Senior Cats.  The adoption fee for all senior cats will be waived during December.  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  seniors, cats or kittens.


Not ready to adopt, but looking for a special holiday gift?  HART Guardian Angel Certificates are a Gift of Life.  The certificates are available in any amount of $20 and over.  The recipient receives a customized printed certificate stating that you have made a donation, in their name, to the HART Guardian Angel Fund.  Your gift will help provide life-changing medical care for a cat or kitten in need.  Guardian Angel Certificates can be purchased at the HART office or by calling HART at 805-927-7377.


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HART's Gift Shop for Cat Lovers

The gift shop is a fantastic place to shop during the holiday season.  You will find quality gifts for the cat lovers, cats and dogs in your life.  The shop is all decked out for Christmas and has many seasonal items, including Christmas shirts, Christmas aprons and even a Christmas cat bed!  New merchandise this month includes cat rings, cat watches, hand-made cat scarves and cat socks.  Beginning Wednesday, December 4th, select items will be on sale for 50% off!


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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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. smile.amazon.com


Foster Homes are also needed for kittens and to grow and be socialized prior to moving to the shelter or their forever home.  To learn more about becoming a Foster  Home, please click here or call the shelter at 805-927-7377.


Tula Yoga - HART Benefit

Tula Yoga is hosting a benefit for HART on December 15th from 9-10am.  A "Gentle Yoga" session, suitable for beginners, will be led by instructor Sheri Kosh and assisted by some adoptable cats from HART.


There is a suggested $10 donation or you can bring in cat items (see list on the flyer).  For more information, please contact Sheri at BeachtoPeakYoga@gmail.com.  Tula Yoga is located at 614 Main St., Cambria, CA.


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HART Members will receive special logo HART caps by mid-December

 As a thank you to those of you who have become HART Members, special HART logo caps are on their way.  The black/red caps are for Moonstone, Amethyst and Pearl members; the red, white, black caps are for Ruby and Diamond members. Thank you so much for supporting HART through an annual membership !

(Cap models in photo are HART volunteer extraordinaire Susan Barghini and HART Treasurer, Gary Swauger.)


Crossword Puzzle Solution - "The Crossword Cat"

Below is the solution to "The Crossword Cat" crossword puzzle which was inserted in the Winter 2018 Newsletter mailed to those of you on the HART mailing list.  "Curiosity solved the puzzle"!

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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

- Tula Yoga/HART Gentle Yoga with cats Benefit on December 15th

- Adoption Specials







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