HART's Shy Angels

Our special "Room Five" kitties have been through a lot. They come in terrified of people. We work with them to help them understand that humans can be their friend!

After quite a bit of thought we decided that moving our "Room One" kitties to Room Five would hopefully be an upgrade, both in terms of potential adoption, and in terms of a decrease in noise, for these special kitties.


For a number of years, Room One did in fact house kitties that were in large part pretty much terrified of people. For this reason, this room was routinely, and for good reason, skipped during tours of adoptable kitties at HART. While that has happily changed since our program has been in progress, the association with this Room still lingers. We hope that moving our "Shy Angels" to a new room will help to break this association with these kitties being un-adoptable.


Also, moving the kitties to the back of the shelter gives them a bit more quiet, which they do in fact rather enjoy. The front of the shelter is the hub of activity at HART, and this commotion could sometimes be a hard for them, and also make working with them a bit challenging at times as well.


So we hope this move, and so far it seems to be the case, will give our "Shy Angels" a bit more quiet, and bit more visibility with potential adopters. We also hope it will help us all to remember that these are truly changed kitties from a few years ago. They have all come a long way, and little by little are learning to trust, and even seek out human attention, and love.

Please reach out if you have questions, or are interested in any or our “Shy Angel” kitties. Even if a particular kitty you may be drawn to is not officially listed as ready for adoption, if the perfect home presented itself for one of these kitties, we will do all we can to make this a win, win for you, and for our “Shy Angels”.


Thank you!

The “Shy Angel” team.


There is a wonderful team of volunteers working directly with these kitties. This is a labor of love and a work in progress. As we determine each kitty is ready for a forever home, we will post them on our website.  Please watch for updates and consider whether you or someone you know may be able to take on the challenge of offering a forever home to one of the Room One kitties.  


If you would like to know more about this program and these special kitties, please contact Carmen Gerard

Please watch our beautiful Shy Angels kitties really hamming it up on their YouTube channel. They have gone all out to show you how adorable, funny, and clever they can be!

To donate to HART of Maine to support our care of these beautiful cats, please click here.