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HART's Race to the Finish  Campaign...


For the next five months, HART will be holding the Race to the Finish Campaign to raise funds for completing the Adoption & Shelter Wing at the HART Center. Spread the word because every little bit helps! To donate, click on the Donate button on the right... and ask your animal-loving friends to help!

HART for Animals, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of homeless pets in Western Maryland. Through a network of volunteers – individuals and rescue organizations – HART is able to rescue animals from the Garrett County shelter and give them a chance of finding a permanent home. Find out what is happening with animal rescue in Garrett County. If you are here, we know you are a fellow animal lover! Welcome!


HART News!



Slim - Found in a Ditch By the HighwayThe earliest known evidence of the domestication of dogs (a jawbone) was found in an Iraqui cave and tests identified it as being 12,000 years old. More recent discoveries were able to determine that domestication of dogs was not begun by humans, as originally thought, but by the wolves themselves. The bone found showed that humans had already begun selective breeding of wolves and had produced a breed with a smaller jaw and smaller teeth than the wolf.Slim in Foster Home Prior to Adoption

Domestication of the cat took place much later at an as-yet unconfirmed date but thought to be only 3,000 years ago. 

Buddy in the Only Home He Knew Prior to RescueThese are the only two animals that have been living inside houses with humans thousands of years. In our present day, we have so many homeless animals because of (1) individuals who do not spay/neuter their pets (accidental breedings); (2) owners who breed their pets on purpose because they have a purebred animal or because they think that their pet should experience motherhood; (3) pet owners who do not fully understand the responsibility of adopting a pet; and (3)  because of puppymillers and irresponsible breeders.Buddy Waiting for the Rescue Transport to Take Him to His Foster Home

Whatever the reason, the sad truth is millions are still being killed in the nation's shelters because there are not enough homes to adopt them all.

That is why organizations like HART have come into being: we exist to save as many animal lives as possible. 

We need your help to do what we do: please help us by donating to our Race to the Finish Campaign. Click on the logo below to go to the donation page. Thank you!



Why We Need Your Help

We are asking for your help to continue the life-saving mission we began 11 years ago. We are truly making a difference to the animals in our region, thanks to the support of people like you. We are happy to do the work because to us, animals matter a great deal. But we need help to fund our programs and finish our Adoption & Shelter Wing!

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