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HART for Animals, Inc.

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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.

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Rating: 5

My experience with HART For Animals has been an enlightening and life changing one. Through HART, I made a life-long, four-legged, best friend and I became more aware of the challenges facing abandoned pets and the rescues that help them. I have been an advisor and friend of the organization since 2007, and since that time, the work that they do in their rural county of Western Maryland has saved thousands of pets' lives, enriched the community and rebuilt a sense of pride and success through their challenging work and accomplishments. The hard working people of HART have inspired me to make a difference in my own neighborhood and I now volunteer with a pitbull rescue and help educate others on their unique plight. I was so moved by HART's efforts, that I even adopted one of their rescued dogs. I believe in the people, the philosophy and the work of HART and hope to see their efforts achieved by the establishment of the "no-kill" shelter project which will provide a home to those pets in need.