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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.

HART Center Hours

Monday – Saturday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Sunday: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

HART News!


What's New at HART this Week

Thanks to the efforts of master gardener, Hazel Hinebaugh, and the practical help of Guy Hinebaugh and Ken Bush, the entrance to the HART Center has a new look!

Hazel raised the funds, designed the garden, and purchased the plants to create a beautiful setting for the HART Animal Center. The main building, named in honor of Patty Kirwan, now has the final sign above the main entrance.

Thanks to the generosity of Susan and Tom Hertz, we replaced the HART van in September. Up to that time, we had been using the van donated by Dr. Pat and Sue Bredel. Unfortunately, the van was no longer reliable to carry our dogs and cats to other rescue groups. Thanks to everybody who makes our rescues possible. To date this year, we have rescued and transported 351 animals and adopted 40 at the adoption events held at the HART Center!

And we have been able to spay or neuter 396 animals in 2014! 

Please call HART at 301-387-7729 to use any of our services. Remember, we save homeless animals by serving your pet's needs. 


Sparky and Macaroni on the Way to Adoption

To everybody who works or volunteers at HART, the life of every animal is precious. When we can save the life of a special-needs animal, everybody shares in the joy. The stories below are particularly touching because we were able to save two dogs that might have otherwise lost their lives.

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