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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART), is a no-kill animal rescue group that has been saving lives since 1990. Our mission is to assist unwanted, otherwise homeless and abused dogs and cats in the Northern Virginia/Washington DC metropolitan area. HART is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization and a participant (#8363) in the United Way/ CFC annual campaign. We have a strong dedicated core of volunteers who work tirelessly to help HART save lives and place our furry friends in carefully screened, loving homes. HART helps as many dogs and cats as we can and doesn't discriminate based on age or health. In addition to puppies and kittens we also help sick, old, maimed, mixed and pure breeds. The only factor limiting the number of animals we can help is our financial limitations. Donations are increasing slowly every year. We are so very grateful - every dollar given helps to save lives. In 2002, HART found loving new homes for more than 1200 dogs and cats! With your help, we will surpass that record number this year!

Programs: The homeless animals rescue team (hart), a no-kill animal rescue group. Hart provides assistance to people who, due to failing health, financial distress, or other personal circumstances, require assistance relating to their pets. Hart works with shelters and those with unwanted pets to facilitate adoptions and rescue animals from shelters where they are facing being put to death. Revenue for this program is from adoption fees. During 2011 over 1,015 animials were assisted by hart.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Moira2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

HART is an amazing organization with loving and compassionate volunteers that are completely devoted to their animals. I have gotten both of my dogs from HART. Both are fantastic, healthy and loving dogs. I am forever grateful to HART for finding my dogs and giving them a second chance at life. I can't even imagine my life without them.
Earlier this year, my husband and I started fostering for HART and absolutely love it. We get to love on so many dogs as well as meet wonderful people that turn into loving owners and hopefully volunteers someday :)

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am proud to have been a HART volunteer for over a decade. I'm always amazed at the difference HART makes in the lives of dogs and cats in the Northern Virginia/Washington DC area. I found HART after coming across a limpy older stray dog....ans adking HART to help. I became a volunteer - and adopted the fabulous little guy. HART helps dogs and cats that other rescues often do not; including sick and older animals. There is little as sweet as placing an older snimal in a loving forever home. :)

Volunteer

Rating: 5

HART or Homeless Animals Rescue Team in Northern Va. (www.HART90.org) is a wonderful rescue group with very caring and dedicated volunteers. HART is often the group of last resort to dogs and cats that are about to be put down. In addition, HART is committed to finding loving and caring homes for all of their dogs and cats and making sure they require that if ever the person who adopts can no longer care for the animal that they come back to HART to make sure they do not end up at a shelter. I have been with HART for over 13 years and have seen firsthand how many lives we have saved and how many lives we have enriched with our adoptions.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for about 3 years now and have fostered dogs, volunteered at events and donated money to the group. This is a wonderful organization working on a shoe-string budget. They take in animals that many other rescue groups would not take (older pets, pets with significant medical issues, etc.). They also very carefully check out prospective adopters by conducting at least 2 in-person interviews, home visit to check the conditions and a check with the adopers' vet if they have previously had pets.