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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

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 7,492 animals between 2003 and 2015. 2. We have spayed/neutered 7,011 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: 508 animals that were rescued and adopted, and 1,142 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.

Community Stories

41 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Meagan T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The love for animals shines strong at Hart! The drive the staff has to make animals lives better is amazing. From the involvement with educating the community to living the dogs that need medical attention, Hart is amazing!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had such a wonderful experience there. After receiving a tour of the premises I was extremely impressed and the cleanliness of the center. The staff were absolutely some of the kindest people I had ever met and very willing to answer any and all questions I had. The cats and dogs were absolutely precious and were in good health. Truly a wonderful place!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The employees at HART are amazing, professional, and extremely friendly. All of our experiences have been positive...which IS saying something as one of my cats is 98% grumpy-old man.
They always make myself and my pets feel at ease!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

HART For Animals is without a doubt the most selfless organization ive ever been apart of. We had an adoptable pet here that required 'xtra' special time with training/socialization and to just 'learn to be a dog' well long story short EVERYBODY employees and volunteers both spent countless hours working with this awesome dog and YES he has a forever home now and is loved and adored :) Hes also become a huge Steeler fan and you know life is good when you belong to Steeler Nation :):):)

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My great granddaughter adopted a dog from HART for Animals 8 years ago. At the time, she was going through a very hard time but our family did not know it. Caroline took her to the county shelter to look at the dogs and she saw a Border Collie mix and fell in love. Although her parents were not consulted prior to her taking the dog home, she prevailed. Within a few weeks, it became clear that the family dynamics were not good and the dog was not being taken care of. My daughter, a HART volunteer, took the dog back and integrated it into her own family. She is still there, loved by all and pampered by many. One more life saved thanks to HART!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

3

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

1 Jennifer517

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.