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HART Goodwill Drive | Foster Homes Needed


Cat of the Month

Alonzo is a very active and energetic one and a half year old (teenager in cat years) who loves to play and wrestle with his current foster house mates.  He also likes to cuddle when the mood strikes him.  If it wasn't for his stylish speedos (see photo) you wouldn't know that he is a special needs kitty. 
 When Alonzo was only a few weeks old, he was found near a construction worksite.  He was brought to HART by a concerned construction worker.  HART soon discovered that Alonzo had a spinal injury that affected his back legs and prevented him from exerting conscious bladder and bowel control.  Following veterinary advice, a variety of medical treatments have been explored to help Alonzo, including acupuncture treatment and stem cell therapy.  But, none of the treatments have fixed his bladder and bowel condition. Three times a day Alonzo calmly accepts manual bladder expressions and he is comfortable wearing diapers. 
 HART is trying to find Alonzo a permanent home with people willing to help him with his special needs.  If you might be that special person, please call HART to learn more and set up a time to meet this handsome guy in person. The adoption fee for Alonzo is being waived.  HART's Medical Director can provide lessons on how to express Alonzo's bladder.


Clean out the Clutter! - HART and Goodwill Drive

Join the Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART) donation drive. Simply donate the stuff you no longer want and you’ll raise money for HART and Goodwill will train job seekers, create jobs, and help the planet. It’s a win-win-win!


Drop off your donation in the driveway at HART, 2638 Main St., Cambria, at these drop-off times:  o Oct. 30–Nov. 1 (Tues-Thur) from noon to 4:30pm

o Nov 2 + 3 (Fri/Sat) from 10am to 4:00pm

o Nov. 4 (Sun) from 10am to 3:00pm


There are some items which Goodwill will not accept.  These include: paint, cleaning supplies, hazardous materials, mattresses, box springs, bed pillows. plumbing or building supplies, large appliances, barbeques, food, automobile parts or tires, large furniture (i.e. sofas, dressers, chairs and tables).

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Cause for Paws Raffle - Fundraiser for HART's Guardian Angel Program


HART's Guardian Angel program is sponsoring the annual Cause for Paws Raffle. 100% of the Raffle proceeds will be used to pay for life-changing medical care for HART's cats and kittens. 60 Fantastic Prizes, valued at over $7,000, have been donated by local businesses, artists, and HART supporters.  (Click HERE to see the list of Donors and Prizes)  Thank You Donors for making this important fundraiser possible!


Purchase one raffle ticket for $10 or 3 tickets for $25.  Raffle tickets are available at the HART office and also at Cambria's Farmer's Market (Fridays during September and October).  You can also purchase a ticket by phone by calling HART at 805-927-7377.  Winning tickets will be drawn on Saturday, October 27, 2018.  Prize winners will be notified by phone or email.  You need not be present to win.

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HART's Gift Shop for Cat Lovers

The gift shop is all decked out for Halloween, with a melted witch to greet you at the front window.  We have new Halloween t-shirts, socks, towels, mugs, cat collars and featuring the work of a new artist who takes photos of cats and cat costumes.  Check out our new Laurel Burch purses and tops, along with new cat bracelets and rings.  Coming Soon - new denim cat watches, so keep an eye out for them, they are really different!


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 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's entry in the 10th Annual Scarecrow Festival

"Now in its tenth year, the Cambria Scarecrow Festival has grown into a community-wide event with hundreds of scarecrows bowling, bathing, painting, pedaling, fishing and flying through Cambria, San Simeon and Harmony." 

HART's entry,  #128 - Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, was created by none other than HART's Board of Directors President, Mike Zarowitz.




Don’t miss some of our upcoming events:

- The Kitten Room is swimming in kittens

- Goodwill Donation Pick-Up at HART, Nov. 2-4, 2018

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

- Adoption Specials







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