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Cumberland, ME  04021



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If you want to welcome a lifelong companion into your home, call the shelter (207-829-4116) to make an appointment to visit and find the one that is right for you.  All of our cats are tested for feline leukemia (FELV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), are current on their rabies and distemper vaccinations and are spayed/neutered prior to going to their new home.  HART's adoption fee is as follows: $100 for Kittens up to 6 months of age; $75 for Kittens over 6 months and Adults up to 10 years of age; $50 for Adults over 10 years of age and Special Needs Adults. 

Click here for our adoption application, then fax (207-772-6177) or mail (see application for address) your completed application to us.  If you prefer to email your application, click here for an adoption application in Microsoft Word format.  After entering your information, save the document and attach it in an email to info@hartofme.com.

Please note that HART maintains a strict indoor-only policy for all adoptions. Read this informative article.

Sponsor a Cat

HART accepts sponsorship for any of our over 100 shelter residents for as little as $15.00 a month. This is a great opportunity to support the shelter and have a direct impact on the life of a kitty of your choice. Please click the following link for more information: HART's Sponsorship Program


Special Cats Seeking Special Owners!

At HART, we consider all of our cats to be "special", but the cats on this page need special owners.  Some of these cats require medication, others would prefer a home without children or other pets and still others need an owner with extra patience as they adjust to their new home.  All of these cats need someone who can see their potential as loyal, loving companions despite the little extra care they might require.  Are you one of the exceptional people who can find a place in their hearts and homes for one of these cats?  If so, contact the shelter (207-829-4116; email: info@hartofme.com) to make an appointment to visit or stop in to our open house on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Medical considerations...

Each cat listed in this section has a medical condition such as diabetes, kidney issues, limb impairments, blindness, or other diagnosis. All are in good health and, with proper care, have positive prognosis for a full life. HART is committed to educating prospective owners about these conditions and the care they require. Please don't overlook these deserving kitties - you'll be surprised to learn just how normal they are and how minimal their care can be!

Here are a few Feline Diabetes resources...

Julia- Seniort female
Miss Julia is a super senior and is about 13 years old. She was surrendered to us by a local vet as her owner didn't want to care for her anymore and she was in danger of euthanasia. Julia is trying to get the hang of shelter life and isn't too keen on it (as one could imagine). She came to us with several bad teeth that were not attended to and was on an oral medication to treat her diabetes. Unfortunately, Miss Julia was also declawed, so she may be extra fearful around other kitties as she feels unable to defend herself. HART took care of Julia's bad teeth and we are still trying to regulate her insulin. She LOVES when her Wellness Grain Free food is watered down, so that is what we do for her. We just wish she'd eat a bit more at a sitting. Julia was started on 1 unit BID of Lantus, but that seems to be too much for her right now, so we reduced her to .5 units BID. If that proves to be too much we will reduce her again! Stay tuned for more on Miss Julia. We believe she is an EXCELLENT candidate to come off insulin with the proper care and diet that she deserves. Please consider adopting this lovely lady who deserves a retirement HOME in her twilight years. She easily purrs when petted but still enjoys the safety of a show cage where she can watch the other residents of the Diet Controlled Room interact.

Don't hesitate to contact HART to inquire about adopting this sweet older girl!

Chaos-Adult male

Chaos is a gentle soul looking for his forever home. He would love to snuggle next to you on a comfy couch. He is a diabetic who requires daily insulin but is easy to medicate. This adorable 6 year old guy is great with kids and other cats as well.

Jackie- Senior female
Jackie, one of our newest diabetic residents, is a pretty Siamese lady and is about 8 years old. She came to HART because she was diabetic and her mom was working 2 jobs and unable to properly care for Jackie's diabetes due to her time from home.
She was eating M/D wet and dry food and was previously on ProZinc insulin, but at HART we feed our diabetics Grain Free, so we changed her to Wellness Grain Free and switched her to Lantus insulin so she can be switched to our protocols. She wasn't too sure how she felt about all these new changes and we had to convince her that the food was for her own good.
As it turns out, she just didn't like life in a cage! Now that she is free to move about our Diet Controlled Room at HART, she enjoys moving from platter to platter sampling the different flavors of Wellness available to her! She has been non-confrontational with ALL of the other kitties right from the start. We believe she would do FABULOUS in any multi cat household. She hasn't bonded with any of the other kitties but is figuring out who are the friendlier ones that she can associate with. Nor has she shown interest in any toys yet, but will watch several other residents go nuts chasing the elusive red dot. It might be "below her station" to chase toys! She is Princess Jackie after all! Jackie enjoys attention and will allow you to brush her. She has the typical Meezer Meow but is not super vocal unless she's waiting for a meal. So far, Jackie is doing very well on 1 unit of Lantus BID. We hope, over time, that she may lose the need for insulin and we will continue monitoring her progress.

Spaz- Senior male

Spaz is an older gent who wants to be with you all the time. He will help with the laundry, the dishes and sample all your meals. He is a super helper!! Spaz is feeling a bit displaced as his owner of many years became ill and could no longer care for him. He requires a special diet to control crystals in his urine but he eats it very well. Spaz is very anxious to be sleeping on a bed with his humans again- so please come make his dream come true!


Miss Bentley- Senior female
Miss Bentley is a long hair black and white 14 year old beauty who has been diagnosed with hyperthyroid since coming to HART. Her owner was no longer able to care for his pet. Miss Bentley loves to nap and might be a great lap cat.

Shark- Senior male

Shark is a handsome 11 year old man who will melt your heart. If you’re looking for a laid-back buddy, Shark is your guy!  He came to us all the way from Maryland because his owner could no longer manage his diabetes, but Shark is very easy to care for.  He is friendly, sweet and very calm.  He loves rubbing up against your legs and taking long catnaps - solo or with a companion.  His unique look makes him very popular with the ladies, especially Jackie!  He would do well in most households, as nothing seems to phase this handsome fellow.  Just like Jackie, he is on a low dose of insulin for now, but may be able to come off it in the right environment, with a nice low-carb diet.

Roxy- Senior female

Roxy is a 10 year old orange girl who came in from one of our vets after she was diagnosed with diabetes and the owner couldn't keep her. She has beautiful green eyes and is very friendly.

Kitty- Adult female
Our pretty Kitty is a bit shy about having her picture taken! She is a short hair tortie girl who is currently in foster care getting her eye issues under control. She has been to an eye specialist in New Hampshire and the new drops prescribed have made all the difference in the world. She may need to use them for a while longer, but HART will help with the cost of these. Kitty LOVES to be scratched under her chinny chin chin, and is declawed. She gets along well with other kitties, but is not overly fond of dogs. We have recently discovered that this pretty lady is diabetic and requires insulin. We estimate her to be about six years old.


FIV Positive...

A few important facts about Feline Immunodeficiency Virus:

• FIV cannot be transmitted to humans
• infected cats can live a long, healthy life
• no special medication is required
• care simply involves providing a sound diet (NO raw foods), routine veterinary exams and protection against secondary infection
(i.e., vaccinate against other viral diseases; control parasites - fleas/worms/mites; keep indoors and away from other cats)

Check out this informative article, Five Things You Might Not Know About Cats and FIV and take a minute to watch this video for more information about feline FIV.



Sweetie Pie- Adult female

This pretty little tortie lady has the perfect name. She is one sweet kitty! She was brought up from New Jersey so that she would have a chance at a new home once she was discovered to be FIV+. Sweetie Pie has beautiful tortoiseshell coloring and a heart of gold. She is loving and friendly- to other cats as well as to humans She is only a couple of years old, and still really enjoys playing. Doesn't that expression just say "Take me home"! Sweetie Pie and Bess are great friends and would love to go home together!

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Bess is a 4 year old girl who is very timid. She was surrendered by her owner who had to move, and is still adjusting to shelter life. Bess is FIV+. She has lived peacefully in an active family with other cats and dogs, and kids. Bess is a pretty gray and white girl with short hair. She is becoming less scared but doesn't trust new people yet. She would really blossom in her new home if she went with her BFF, Sweetie Pie!

Harrison Ford- Adult male

This cool looking dude is Harrison Ford- a stray from another shelter that was going to be pout to sleep just because f being FIV+. He is very laid back and loves being petted. Harrison's black fur has white flecks in it and it is quite unique. Please come to meet this very special guy'













Benny- Adult male

This handsome gray and white tuxedo boy was found as a stray. The person who found him was not able to keep him once it was discovered he is FIV+. And what a fabulous boy he is. He loves attention. Benny is a little shy with the other kitties in the room but would do fine with another non aggressive cat. The vet estimates him to be about two years old.


Bliss- Adult female

Bliss is a sweet FIV+ calico girl who has overcome many obstacles finding her way to HART.  Bliss was pulled from a kill shelter in Florida and scheduled to be transported to the ARK shelter in Houlton, Maine.  Sadly, ARK suffered a tragic fire at the shelter ending in the loss of sixteen cats.  Bliss would have lost her life in that fire if not for a slight skin condition she was experiencing that delayed her transportation.  When we received the call for help, we immediately agreed to take her in and help her find a forever home.  Not all shelters are able to care for FIV+ kitties, but HART has a special room where they reside together.  Bliss is a loving, petite kitty who we believe is about two years old.

Calvin- Adult male

Calvin was brought to the shelter as as tray and was discovered to have AIDS.He is still quite timid, but is adjusting slowly to shelter life. He would need a quiet and patient home to allow him to adjust to a family life., but it certainly could be done. He would be a great companion kitty as he is used to other kitties. Behavior Modification Program Behavior Modification Program Behavior Modification Program

Paulie- Young male

Paulie came to us from Maryland . His owner took him in as a stray but the other cats in the home would not accept the newcomer. He is a sweet boy and deserves a loving home and family. The vet estimates him to only be about a year old.

Jiminy Cricket- Adult male

Our little door drop boy is cute and full of fun. He is a little shy at first but quickly warms up and loves to be pet. This handsome tiger boy is only about a year old and full of fun! He is FIV positive so needs a buddy who is not aggressive but he will make a great kitty for your home

Noah- Adult male

Noah is a sweet boy who was found as a stray in Western Maine and transferred to HART to find a loving home. He is FIV + so needs a non confrontational kitty friend or a non cat household.

Sable- Adult male

Sable is a two year old big ole brown tiger guy with a heart of gold. He was discovered to be FIV+, but is in very good health. He was transferred from a shelter in Calais, and is hoping for his forever home soon. Sable is a great kitty that will make anyone’s family complete!


Senior cats...

If you're looking to adopt a cat, why not consider adopting an older cat? Senior cats have several positive qualities that a younger kitten might have yet to
develop. According to the Humane Society, qualities that make senior animals excellent companions include:

• Older animals already know the ropes. Many are patient and wise, making it easier to assimilate them into a new home.
• Mature animals often give you some time to yourself, as their physical demands are not as high.
• Older animals can learn quickly.  Their ability to focus can be leaps and bounds ahead of impetuous kittens.

So, take a look at some of our "veterans" and see if there's one meant for you!

Tiger Lily II- Senior female Behavior Modification Program
Pretty Tiger Lily is slowly adjusting to life at the shelter.  She is about 11 or 12 years old, and is starting to seek out attention from our volunteers and visitors. Tiger Lily  enjoys being petted and scritched under her chin, but doesn't care for other kitties. She will seek out attention, but will let you know when she's had enough.  She loves a nice comfy spot in the sunshine. Please come soon to meet this lovely lady, she would love to be queen of your home!


Julius- Senior male

Julius is an easy-going older male cat who has a whole lot of love to give to the person or family who gives him a home.  According to his former foster family, this is not a cat who needs a lot of adjustment time in his new home.  He's confident, sociable and extremely friendly with humans.  He enjoys snuggling up in bed, on a lap or just near-by in the sun.  He does not, however, enjoy having other cats around and should be placed in a single cat household as the ideal companion cat.

Denny- Senior male

Denny is a handsome, all black male.  He is a senior citizen but you'd never know it from playing with him!  He is very active and friendly, good with cats, dogs and older children.  He loves playing with feather wands and has even been known to chase his own tail!  Denny likes being around people but does not require constant attention - he is happy to just lie at the foot of your bed purring. He does have hyperthyroidism and he happily accepts his medication every day (available as a pill, liquid, treat or topical cream).  He also requires a special diet of Fancy Feast Classic or other low carb cat food.  He's just a sweet guy looking for a retirement home - please consider adding Denny to your family!


Sassy- Senior female

Pretty Sassy came to us when found after her owners just moved away and left her to fend for herself. She is a slightly older girl, but has lots of love to give. She was very matted when found, and while brushing removed some of the badly clumped fur, we had to resort to shaving her. Her hair is just starting to grow back, soft and we bet nice and fluffy. She enjoys the brush so her new owners will win her over easily with that. Sassy can't wait for her new home where she will be loved and cherished- and brushed daily


Tigger- Senior male

This handsome brown and black tabby boy is Tigger. He is a nice older boy, very sweet. Tigger would be a great companion cat He is gentle and sweet and would be a perfect kitty for an older couple perhaps!

Smokey- Senior female

This pretty kitty is Smokey, who is looking to be your one and only little diva at home. Smokey is a 10 year old snowshoe Siamese who's owner died. She is adjusting to life at the shelter but would love to be out in a home again where doesn't have to share her space with so many cats Smokey doesn't understand what happened and misses her human- please take her home and give her all the TLC she deserves.

Sami- Senior female

Sami is a very sweet kitty who is easy going. She loves to have her belly rubbed. She had surgery in mid-July to correct some vision issues but is now ready and waiting for her forever home! Poor Sami has just recently lost her sister, and is feeling especially lonely. They were quite bonded and did everything together. Won't you please come to adopt her and bring her into your heart and home?


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