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Featured Cat - Skilly 


We want to introduce you to a very special, senior gal, Skilly.  She was born in a field next to Skillins in Falmouth.  Skilly was the only kitten in her litter to survive with her mom.  This 15 year old senior has had many homes due to circumstances not in her control and is now being fostered in the office of 2 fantastic HART volunteers.  She has early stage kidney disease and very easily receives fluids and a medicine that is taken with her food.  Would you open your home to this sweet girl who wants to retire in a loving home?

Click here to find out more about Skilly or our other adoptable cats!


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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