H.A.R.T. - Homeless Animals Rescue Team
H.A.R.T. is a non profit organization registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) status #800726587 and also with the State of Arizona as a not-for-profit charity.
HART is NOT a shelter for homeless animals and does NOT accept intakes from the public.
Please read our COMMUNITY RESOURCES page for humane and legal options for the feral and stray cats in your neighborhood. Click on TNR Info and FLYERS from the drop down menu to learn how you can do TRAP-NEUTER-RETURN (TNR) and advocate for cats in your community.
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"They live in the shadows—the alleyways, empty lots and condemned buildings—of almost every neighborhood. Their lives are short and usually harsh. They struggle to find food and water in an environment filled with the constant threats of disease, starvation, cruelty and predation. They are the abandoned, the lost and the wild—and they need our help.
The number of feral cats in the U.S. is estimated to be in the tens of millions. Sadly, many communities still opt to control populations using outdated methods, including lethal elimination or relocation. Not only are some of these methods horribly cruel…. they are also highly ineffective. It’s time to focus on feral cats in the fight to end animal cruelty.
The ASPCA endorses Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) as the only proven humane and effective method to manage feral cat colonies.”
......Statement from the ASPCA (THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS)
Maricopa County is estimated to have 350,000 feral and free-roaming homeless cats living on the streets. Rescue groups and shelters cannot keep up with the number of calls they receive from people in the community requesting help with litters that have been found. Even if shelters could take in all the kittens, that would not solve the problem. We feel a sense of relief to be able to place kittens into rescue, but must not forget about the adult cats left on the street to continue the cycle of breeding unless we intervene. A female cat can go into heat 3 times a year, and can go into heat as early as 4 months old. Don’t wait for someone else to solve the problem. Be part of the solution.
If you are feeding feral or stray cats that you cannot catch, please call:
Your support and contributions will enable us to spay and neuter feral cats, provide medical care to sick and injured animals, and prepare rescued companion cats and kittens for adoption. Your generous donation will help fund our mission.
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