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HART for Animals, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of homeless pets in Western Maryland.

HART's Hours 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday - Evening Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
Saturday: 8 to 1 p.m. every other weekend. Please call for schedule.
Sunday: Closed

Monday to Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Pick-up and Drop-off Only)

Tuesday to Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: Closed 

PHONE 301.387.7729 

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Help Us on "Giving Tuesday" to Build a Necessary Fence

We have been raising funds for the construction of the HART Animal Adoption Center since the beginning of 2007. It's been a long but wonderful road: we've met people along the way who became dear lifetime friends based on our common compassion for furry creatures everywhere. 

We have gained major and minor donors; we have made friends in high places and low places; we have created relationships with foundations that support us through funding, discounts, equipment; and we have volunteers who have becoming dear friends after sharing every step of our journey.

And now we need YOUR help! We are using Giving Tuesday to raise the last $25,000 we need to build the exterior fence for our dog area in the Adoption Wing. (It will look like the picture below.) We have raised $5,000, thanks to a grant of $3,000 from the May HTR Foundation and a matching donation from two donors. Please click on the heart of paws below to donate securely through PayPal. 



Many Things to Give Thanks For This Year!

As the year comes to an end, there are many exciting news to be shared with visitors to this page: 

We are completing the Adoption Wing of the HART Animal Center - this is the place where homeless animals will stay while waiting to meet their permanent families. It will be completed before the end of the year and ready for occupancy at the start of 2016.

The Patricia H. Kirwan Center has been in operation for nearly two years, with many people visiting the Bredel Veterinary Clinic, the Bed 'n Bark Inn, and MuttWorks. Visitors, clients, and staff continue to grow an involved animal community, where everyone plays an important part - and the connecting link are the animals.

We have been able to find loving homes for 123 animals, which were adopted from the Center in the past two years.

 In addition, we have rescued and transported 6,800 animals since 2003, thanks to the close cooperation with the Garrett County Animal Shelter, our staff, volunteers, and the many rescue groups that work with us.


The Center represents a true community facility in our county - and a haven for the many animals that come to its doors. HART is to the animals a place where everybody knows their name... just like the old Cheers song!

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