Our 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. As kittens DO NOT live at the shelter, they cannot be seen there during our open hours. Our kittens have their own special management team and email is the best way to reach these volunteers.


If you are interested in adopting a kitten, please fill out an adoption application and submit it to our Kitten Team via email, mail, or in person at an event. After your application has been approved by our team, we will be able to schedule appointments for you to meet available kittens at their foster homes. Please visit our Upcoming Events page for information on any special kitten adoption events we are planning.


Kittens will be spayed or neutered, tested for FIV and leukemia, 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. Initial distemper vaccinations must be boosted one month later. Vaccinations that cannot be given before adoption will be the responsibility of the adopter. HART provides a 7-day post-adoption 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.


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


Email: info@hartofme.org

Phone:  (207) 829-4116​

Fax:       (207) 829-6176

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