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Looking for a Kitten?

As soon as kittens are surrendered to HART, they are placed in local foster homes. They stay in these foster homes until the day they are adopted. We believe the home environment is the best place for the health and socialization of our kittens.  All applications must first be approved before you are introduced to the kitten or kittens who best match for you.

If you are interested in adopting a kitten, please complete our online adoption application. A member of our Kitten Team will contact you within 7 days to begin the approval process. Learn more about our adoption process here.

Our Current Adoptable Kittens

It's always kitten season at HART and we need your help

Although we see litters of kittens all year long at HART, Springtime is traditionally considered to be kitten season, and our kitten numbers increase substantially this time of year.

Kittens may be tiny, but their care can be quite expensive. Costs for things like replacement milk, feeding bottles, medications, vaccinations, kitten food, and spay and neuter surgeries really add up.

And, while adoption fees certainly do help, they aren’t enough to completely cover the costs of raising these cuties.

You can help us ramp up for kitten season by:


DONATING ONLINE
Donate through our "Kitten Season" PayPal page to make a secure online donation. 

DONATING BY MAIL 
Send your donation and make checks payable to:

HART of Maine
PO Box 351
Cumberland, ME 04021
Please write “Kitten Season 2022” in the check memo.

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Our HART Kittens

As soon as kittens are surrendered to HART, they are placed in local foster homes. They stay in these foster homes until the day they are adopted. We believe the home environment is the best place for the health and socialization of our kittens.  All applications must first be approved before you are introduced to the kitten or kittens who best match for you.

If you are interested in adopting a kitten, please complete our online adoption application. A member of our Kitten Team will contact you within 7 days to begin the approval process.  After your application has been approved by our team, we will be able to schedule appointments for you to meet available kittens. If at any point in this process, you have questions or are looking for an update on your application, please email the kitten team.  This team is all volunteer and we appreciate your patience as we process your application.

 

All kittens are spayed or neutered, tested for FIV, leukemia, and heartworm, and given age appropriate vaccinations before they are made available for adoption. Kittens must weigh at least 2 pounds before they can be altered. Rabies vaccinations cannot be given until kittens are 12 weeks old. HART provides a 7-day post-adoption health guarantee. Please be aware that all HART cats must be brought home in a carrier. We occasionally have some for sale at the shelter.

Scroll down to learn more about how you can help our kittens:

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Fostering Kittens


We are always looking for more local foster homes that are willing to open their hearts and homes to pregnant cats, moms with babies, and orphaned kittens. Foster families are needed to provide a temporary, loving home for our kittens. Fostering is a very fun and rewarding experience for the entire family and gives our kittens the care and socialization which are so important for their eventual readiness for adoption.

If you are interested in becoming a kitten foster home for HART, please complete an application, available here (.doc or .pdf) or on our website (see Kitten Foster Homes). To submit your application and for more information, contact our Kitten Team by email.

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Mommy & Me

HART’s Mommy & Me Program is a great resource for folks who have a pregnant cat, or a new mom cat with kittens, who need our assistance.

HART will help care for the mother cat through birth and post-birth, help raise her kittens, and provide essential medical care to all. Then, we spay and neuter the kittens (and their mom!), find loving homes for the kittens, and return mommy to her family.

In the end, everyone is happy and well cared for. And, as a bonus, both mommy and her kittens are spayed or neutered, helping prevent future unexpected litters.

Help us support this program by donating through our "Kitten Season" PayPal page, so your contribution will go directly to this program.

Finally, if you or someone you know is in need of this vital program, reach out to HART directly by emailing us or calling the shelter at (207) 829-4116 for more information.