Val with HART is so amazing and dedicated! Through HART she helped a friend who is financially challenged get her cats fixed, shots,etc., and she personally provided all transportation ( a pregnant mom, her 4 young kittens and a young tom). She has since followed up with the situation, helping with sick kitties (medicine, wormings), treating the animals herself. She even treated this lady's neighbor's cat! Plus, Val keeps me informed of the contacts. Hart has paid for all. Val responded immediately when I first called about my friend in need. Excellent!!!
I knew that someone was doing TNR on the bike trail near my house - I'd seen the feeding stations & ear-tipped cats. One day I saw a cat from the colony limping; his paw had been badly burned in a nearby fire. He let me catch him & take him to a vet. He ended up living here & forgot quickly he was ever feral. I finally lucked into meeting the wonderful people from HART that had cared for Simon for years. Small group, but they accomplish so much! I had to join them as a volunteer.
Helen's Animal Rescue Team (HART, Sacramento) is a very small but highly effective non-profit whose goal is to help keep the feral and/or unwanted cat/kitten population from exploding. I've fed feral cats along a popular bike/walk trail for 5 or 6 years because HART pays for the food. There is no overhead as we personally shelter sick/injured cats/kittens ourselves and only charge the amount paid for neutering when placing our animals. All potential adoptive owners are screened to ensure the cats we place go to good homes. I can't say enough good things about HART and it's small band of volunteers!!