Are you ready to bring a new cat or kitten into your home? The shelter is open for drop-in tours and adult cat adoptions on the days listed at the bottom of the page. Please come by with your friends and family to tour the facility and meet our adult cats. Contact us by phone or email to schedule an appointment if our shelter hours do not work for you.


Kittens do not live at the shelter and therefore are not available to be seen during our open hours. If you are interested in adopting a kitten, please email our kitten adoption team. Please visit our Upcoming Events page for information on special kitten adoption events.

For the health and safety of our cats and kittens, they are adopted to indoor-only homes.

All of our cats are spayed or neutered, current on rabies and distemper vaccines, and tested for Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) prior to going to their new home. HART provides a 7-day health guarantee.

Please be aware that all HART cats must leave the shelter or adoption event in a carrier. We occasionally have some for sale at the shelter.

After Adopting

Many veterinarian offices offer a free or reduced cost post-adoption well-pet visit for animals adopted from local shelters. Please contact your veterinarian for specifics.

We want every adoption to be for life, but sometimes situations change. Whether the adoption happened days, weeks, or years ago, if you can no longer keep your HART cat, we want it to come back to HART.


Adoption Fees

  • $160 Kittens up to 6 months 

  • $95 Young adults 6 months up to 5 years

  • $80 Adults 5 years up to 10 years

  • $50 Seniors 10 years up to 15 years and special needs adults

  • Seniors 15 years and older: donation appreciated

  • The adoption fee is non-refundable


Adoption Application


If you're thinking about adopting a cat or kitten from HART, even if you're unsure which lucky feline you would like to bring home with you, we suggest you complete an adoption application. Having a completed application on file with HART will speed up the process of taking your kitty home once your decision is made.

Select from one of the following formats to complete an adoption application:

  • PDF (recommended): Enter your information. Save the document to your computer then attach it in an email. You may also print and mail to PO Box 351, Cumberland, ME 04021 or fax to (207) 772-6177

  • Word: Enter your information. Follow the instructions above and return your application by email, mail, or fax.

Meet our Cats and Kittens


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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