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HART for Animals, Inc.

Rating: 4.89 stars   36 reviews 2,507

Address:

1265 Bumble Bee Road Accident MD 21520 USA

Mission:

We save homeless animals by: Rescuing and transporting them to where they can be adopted. Low-cost spay/neutering to reduce the numbers of unwanted litters. Building an animal center where adoptable animals will never have to be euthanized.

Results:

1. We have rescued 7,051 animals between 2003 and 2015. 2. We have spayed/neutered 6,552 animals at low-cost between 2009 and 2016. 3. We raised our own money to build an animal adoption center. The last section, the Adoption & Shelter Wing, is now open!

Target demographics:

Homeless Animals

Direct beneficiaries per year:

546 animals that were rescued and adopted, and 1,388 animals that were spayed/neutered

Geographic areas served:

Western Maryland

Programs:

1. Rescue and transport animals from the county shelter to larger rescue groups. 2. Spay/Neuter services to low-income pet owners. 3. Building an animal center that will allow adoptable animals to wait for their forever families.

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301-387-7729
www.hartforanimals.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I was somewhat specific in the size of the dog that I was hoping for to join our family and HART was wonderful in helping to place the perfect dog for us. They care so much for the animals and find homes where they become family members and not just pets. It's a full-service center with amazing people!

 
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It is rare to find a nonprofit organization that can serve one population effectively. HART is a group that serves multiple populations well.

As a donor, I've seen the construction of two buildings to treat, house and cater to animals who might otherwise not get the love and attention they deserve.

I've also seen HART be a launching point for careers for numerous people who are interested in the welfare of animals.

Finally, I've seen employees, volunteers and board members be advocates for and educators about the animals they serve.

HART is that rare nonprofit where you can see the impact every day in the community it serves.

 
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What a great organization! I have never met a more dedicated and kind and caring group of animal lovers and rescuers. They put down their roots in a rural area that does not always have the resources or funding to support animal rescue and their tireless efforts have saved so many animals as well as made quite an impact on the local community. As the mom of a rescue dog, I am thankful every day for an organization like Hart that puts animals first. I love that they are building a no-kill shelter and that they offer low-cost spay and neuter services to those who need it. Thank you for everything you and your staff do in support of homeless animals!

 
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I would not take my pets anywhere other than HART For animals. The moment you walk in the door you are welcomed with a friendly smiling staff. My two dogs love it there. Dr. Bernard is amazing. You can really tell that she and all of the employees at HART care about your pets and their wellbeing. Whether its at the Bredel Clinic, MuttWorks Grooming Salon, or the Bed N Bark Pet Hotel, you can guarantee your pets are well off. Not only do you get phenomenal service but you have the peace of mind that all of your money is going to a GREAT cause. Being a non-profit, your money spent at HART goes to support HART's adoption and rescue programs and their mission of saving all the lives of homeless animals. HART offers low cost and no cost spay/ neuter assistance for low income residents and transports and adopts out hundreds of animals a year. It feels great to know you are supporting such an amazing organization that cares so much.

 
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My family and poodles truly enjoyed our experience at Hart. I have a poodle that has had chronic ear infections for about 5 years. I have visited numerous vets, tried special diets and even medicine. Dr Barnard was able to recommend a treatment that seems to have solved the problem. You can tell she truly loves her job and the animals she interacts with. We are lucky to have this level of service available in Garrett County, MD.

 
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HART for Animals is an amazing organization! Founded by two women who saw a need in our community to reduce the number of animals euthanized at our very small local animal shelter, HART works to reduce animal overpopulation, companion pet homelessness, and irresponsible pet ownership. I have volunteered for HART for almost 10 years as a animal transporter, special events worker, and community advocate, as well as being a donor. The staff at HART does amazing work with passion and dedication and advocates tirelessly for the animals. I am proud to be connected to this organization and will continue to donate my time, my energy, my money, and other resources to support the realization of this organization's mission and vision. I hope that YOU who are reading this will consider doing the same.

 
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Throughout the years, HART has helped me many times find a loving home or rescue organization to care for the stray pets I have found and temporarily taken in so when I found out they were opening their own animal adoption center complete with veterinary hospital and boarding and grooming spa, I was thrilled for the residents of our area as I knew they would provide more wonderful and much needed services. Soon after they opened their new building, I started taking my own pets to their veterinary hospital and have been 100% pleased with each and every service I have received there. Since I have 4 dogs and 5 cats, I have utilized their services on quite a few occasions and each time the service has been outstanding. The operation is run with extreme professionism yet they are warm and pleasant and you feel like you and your pets matter. They provide efficient service yet they actually talk to you and you don't feel rushed in and out the door. There is attention to detail in every single thing they do, and I couldn't be happier. HART and all its staff is a wonderful blessing to our community, and we are extremely fortunate that they pursued their dream and made it a reality. I only see good things in the future of this organization.

 
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My dogs have had several great stays at the Hart for Animals Bed n Bark Inn! They are always perfectly taken care of, get lots of attention and have a blast. It is comforting knowing they are in such good hands. I used to get very anxious about leaving my babies . Hart completely removed my worries!! They have a wonderful, caring staff. They also get wonderful pet care through Hart's grooming services!

 
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I have been a pet owner all my life and also have been a volunteer in a number of areas related to pets for over 25 years: president of a volunteer dog obedience club, successful competitor in AKC obedience trials, part of a therapy dog team, and president of an organization dedicated to raising funds to defray the cost of spay/neuter procedures for low-income families. This organization, PAWS, worked closely with HART for Animals for a number of years. Last year, the PAWS Board of Directors decided to affiliate with HART and support that organization's broader mission. I have nothing but the highest regard for those who founded and worked so selflessly to take HART from simply a few volunteers transporting shelter animals for adoption to what it is now--an organization with a new building that not only serves all pet animals in our region but also has brought jobs to the county. The HART staff and officers are dedicated to their mission and have worked tirelessly to raise funds and build strong ties with all members of the local community. HART--thanks for an outstanding job!

 
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HART is best characterized by its staff. When you enter the Center, they greet you with warmth and energy. They are friendly and very knowledgeable: from the staff of the Bed 'n Bark Inn who treat each boarder as their own, to the veterinarian who shares her vast knowledge with each client, to the reception staff who take care to treat each call or visit with consideration. Over 6500 animals have been rescued and over 5000 spayed and neutered, as well as numerous dogs and cats lost/found that are brought to them. I am proud to serve the homeless and neglected domestic animals of our region and its people.

 
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