As the COVID-19 situation continues to change, HART made several changes in order to help protect our volunteers, staff, and visitors. We've also gathered some information that we hope will assist you.
CLOSED TO CASUAL VISITORS
To help us maintain proper social distancing, HART is currently closed to visitors who come in to socialize and play with our cats. Our kitties appreciate that you want to come in to visit with them! When we re-open to the general public, we would love to see you return!
If you need to come to our shelter to pick up supplies and you must speak with someone, please call ahead and make an appointment.
ADOPTIONS BY APPOINTMENT
We would love to see our kitties find new homes! Another way for us to practice social distancing is to require that all adoptions be set up by appointment. If you know you would like to adopt, please contact us to set up an appointment. More information is available on our Adopter Information Page.
Special Note for adopters outside of Maine
Under normal circumstances, we would be happy for those living outside of the state of Maine to visit our shelter to adopt a cat from HART. However, Governor Mills issued an executive order that all travelers coming into the state of Maine, must self-quarantine for 14 days in state and in place in order to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. This was a very difficult decision to make, but as to not encourage interstate travel we are not allowing interstate adoptions at this time. When this travel restriction is lifted, we would love to help you at that time.
ADMISSIONS / SURRENDERS
HART will continue to accept transfers and surrenders into our shelter. As always, an appointment is necessary. Please see our Admissions page for more information.
FOOD, SHELTER SUPPLIES AND MONETARY DONATIONS ARE ALWAYS NEEDED
We always appreciate donations of canned cat food, new cardboard cat scratchers and other cat related items. You can see the full list on our Wish List page. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please click the button to our Pay Pal page.
DONATIONS OF GENTLY USED BEDDING, TOWELS, TOYS, AND CAT TREES/FURNITURE
At this time, we are unable to accept these types of donations. We appreciate your generosity and for thinking of our HART cats and kittens.
We encourage everyone to have a disaster preparedness plan in place for your pet(s) in the event that you become ill or have to be hospitalized.
Below are some key points to help you with your planning:
Identify a family member or friend who can care for pets if someone in the household becomes ill.
Have crates, food and extra supplies on hand for quick movement of pets.
Keep all animal vaccines up to date in the event boarding becomes necessary.
Ensure all medications are documented with dosages and administering directions. Including the prescription from your veterinarian is also helpful.
Pets should have identification: collar with ID tag and/or a microchip (best practice is microchipping). Be sure that your contact information with the microchip company is current.