About HART

Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) no-kill animal rescue/support group, incorporated in 1990, that takes in and rehomes abused and unwanted dogs and cats. HART works with local veterinarians, foster homes, kennels, and trainers to provide temporary housing, medical care and, where appropriate, training for the animals until s/he is placed in a loving, carefully-screened new home. HART takes in older, sick, and injured animals as well as the readily adoptable and never takes just the pups and kittens, leaving mom behind. HART seeks to direct available resources where they are most needed and to alleviate or prevent suffering wherever it is found.

In carrying out their work, HART also helps people who require assistance relating to their pets due to failing health, financial reverses or other personal circumstances. To the extent possible, HART works with senior and indigent persons to enable these owners to keep their companion animals. HART also helps those who can no longer keep their pets by finding a responsible and loving new home for the animal. Finally, HART helps people who themselves rescue a dog or cat in distress, but are unable to provide long-term care for them, by relieving the rescuer of the emotional burden of turning the animal over to a public shelter where it may well be put to death.

HART operates with modest overhead expenses, thanks in large part to their strong volunteer corps. HART maintains a minimally-staffed office, which has proven to be the most effective way of housing the organization, establishing a focal point for administering their programs, while providing the community convenient access to HART. The lion's share of revenues, 98.1% in the last reporting period, goes directly to benefit the dogs and cats. Many services and supplies are donated and the largest expenditures, veterinary services and boarding, are discounted. While these expenses are a necessary incident to HART's work, they are constantly seeking – and finding – new ways of helping more animals with the resources available.

Check out this quick snapshot of some of the adorable dogs and cats that have found homes through HART! Maybe your next best friend is waiting for you? Check them out at hart90.org. Don't be afraid to adopt, foster, or volunteer!


Due to HART's low operating expenses, over 98% of every dollar donated goes directly to the dogs and cats in their care. These funds help to pay for medical care, boarding, food, and vaccines.


So far in 2022, HART has placed 650 dogs and cats into loving, forever homes. Even during this pandemic, the applications keep rolling in and adoptions should continue at a high rate!


HART transport vans have travelled over 24,000 miles in 2022 bringing dogs and cats from kill shelters to HART and other local rescues. The cost is high, but the value is priceless for the precious cargo.

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