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Featured Cat - Calypso 


Calypso is a special girl who has been at our shelter for 7 1/2 years.  She came to HART as a stray and was surrendered and lived in our Main Room for most of that time.  When she first arrived, and for years following, she really didn't like people or cats getting close to her.  Some very special volunteers worked with her and she started to enjoy interacting with the humans around her.  She was recently adopted and went into a very loving home where she absolutely LOVED her adopters!  Unfortunately this is where we discovered that she did not like dogs.  They were very heartbroken, but were forced to return her to us.  She is now waiting for her perfect home. 


For more information about Calypso, please click here!

Welcome to HART!

Our Mission
To provide refuge, comfort, and medical attention to cats that have been surrendered, abandoned, injured, or abused – and to find permanent loving homes to adopt them.

HART is a mostly volunteer run organization that provides a safe refuge to hundreds of homeless cats each year. We rely on the support of individual donors to help us rescue and provide shelter for these innocent animals.


As a no-kill shelter with limited space, we must carefully balance how many cats we can accept while at the same time providing the best environment for the cats that are already in our care. We maintain an average population of about 110 cats at the shelter and have a number of cats who stay with us for months or years. We also rely on local foster homes to care for some of our cats - hundreds of kittens every year as well as a small number of senior and special needs adults.

Donate Today

HART receives no public funding of any kind. We are supported entirely by the generosity of individual donors, foundations, and businesses. Please make a tax-deductible donation today. 

Volunteer With Us

HART volunteers are an incredible group of people who are enthusiastic about cats and dedicated to their care. We are always looking for more people to join our team. Opportunities exist in a wide variety of programs both inside and outside the shelter.


All adoption hours are now by appointment.  Please complete an adoption application.  A member of our adult or kitten adoption teams will contact you to set up an appointment.



PO Box 351 (mailing address)

302 Range Road

Cumberland, ME 04021



Phone:  (207) 829-4116​

Fax:       (207) 829-6176

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