Adopt  COVID -19 Process

Are you ready to bring a new cat or kitten into your home?

During the response to COVID-19 and to help us to maintain social distancing, adoptions are only occurring by appointment.  It is helpful if you have selected a cat before arriving, but we understand that you may just have to find the right cat OR the kitty must find you! 


Here is some information about your adoption appointment:

  • Please download and complete an application. Then email it to us prior to your arrival when possible.  This doesn't commit you to adopting, but allows us to approve your application and gives you more time to spend finding the right cat for you and your family.  

  • The first appointment each day begins at 12:00 PM to give our cleaners time to finish their work.  Appointments are available in the afternoons and evenings.

  • Each appointment is 90 minutes

  • Appointments are first-come, first-served.

Kittens do not live at the shelter 

If you are interested in adopting a kitten, please email our kitten adoption team or go to our kitten page to see who is ready to go home!

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.

Meet our Cats and Kittens
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.


All adoption hours are now by appointment.  Please complete an adoption application, then contact us by emailing us or by calling our shelter at 207-829-4116.



PO Box 351 (mailing address)

302 Range Road

Cumberland, ME 04021



Phone:  (207) 829-4116​

Fax:       (207) 829-6176

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