H.A.R.T. NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
HART is doing a “Soft Opening” which includes:
- A face covering MUST be wore at all times while in the shelter.
- No one under the age of 21 will be allowed in the shelter.
- Only serious adopters will be allowed to interact with animals.
- A limit of three groups from the public can be shelter at a time. Limit of two family members at a time.
- Time limit of 15 minutes will be enforced when visiting a potential animal for adopting.
- General community visits to the shelter will not be allowed. This includes individuals and families wishing to visit with the animals and browse the shelter, group homes or volunteer groups.
- Our front door will remain locked to the public. Potential adopters can call and talk with the receptionist for further instructions.
All staff and adopters are required to wear a mask at all times inside the shelter, use sanitizer/wash their hands, socially distance, and follow best practices while in the facility to protect the health and well-being of themselves, their family, and our community at large. They must continue to maintain a 6-foot distance from others in the facility whenever possible. Those who do not follow these guidelines or appear ill will be asked to leave. Our staff are implementing extra cleaning protocols throughout the day including wiping down surfaces, door handles and general sanitation of common spaces.
Adoptions are strongly encouraged, and our staff is happy to help you out with finding your new best friend. We have just implemented some new policies to help keep everyone safe. Please be respectful of these policies and to all staff, animals while in the shelter. We will encourage frequent hand sanitizing, continuous mask wearing, and maintaining a 6-foot distance from people.
H.A.R.T. is so excited that you have decided to adopt a pet from us, but please COME IN or CALL to ask any questions about the pet that you wish to adopt.
Lost and Found Animals
We all hope our beloved pet never is on the missing list but unfortunately it can and does happen. Someone leaves a door or gate open, the dog runs off when it was only suppose to be doing it's "business" and so on.
The first thing everyone should have on their pet is an id tag with your current phone number on it. A city license tag or a rabies tag can be next to worthless if an animal is found after hours. Having your pet micro chipped can be beneficial but it is not a guarantee you will get your pet back. As an owner you will need to keep the chip updated with your current phone number. If a pet has a change of owners that will also need to be changed with chip company. Then there is the issue of getting the pet scanned. Keep in mind not all animals brought into a shelter can be scanned due to temperament issues.
If you have lost your pet or found someone else's pet here is what you should do.
- Contact your local shelters with your information. If you have found a pet contact your local law enforcement to determine if you are in a contracted impound area. If you are the animal control officer will transport animal to HART.
- Putting lost and found information on social media has it's pros and cons. It may return your pet to you but it also may give the finder all the information about your pet. And they may keep it.
- It is best to bring a found pet to a shelter so the owner can pick it up.
Name A Cat
CUTE NAME?!? But no animal to fit it? Name one of our cats for just $5.00!
All names are subject to approval by our staff.
H.A.R.T Birthday Parties
Birthday coming up? Love animals?
HART Presents a purr-fect puppy party for cat & dog loving birthday kids.
Have your business sponsored on our business wall, website and Facebook site! For a donation of $500 you can sponser one week of "Operation Renovation."