We’re pleased to bring you news of another financial award made by The Dr.
Jane’s HealthyPetNet Foundation, this time to a courageous organization of
homeless animal rescuers in Maryland.
Founded in 2003, HART for Animals seeks to become “a model for compassionate
animal rescue”. We feel that they’ve done a commendable job organizing
individual volunteers who specialize in placing animals abandoned at local
shelters with foster parents until forever homes can be located. By taking in
pets from the Garrett County Animal Shelter and the Garrett County Humane
Society, they have saved hundreds of animals who otherwise would probably have
been euthanized. Further, HART oversees the transfer of homeless dogs and cats
from areas of low inhabitance to more populous cities in an effort to increase
the likelihood of long-term adoption.
In addition to their stellar achievements in ushering pets quickly into new
forever homes, HART rounds out their vital work with other indispensable
services, including educating the public about the importance of spaying and
neutering, providing dog training to pet parents, rehabilitating injured animals
and supporting efforts to enforce laws protecting pets from cruelty and neglect.
In the last three years, HART for Animals has been directly responsible for
saving 1,751 dogs and cats, nearly half of all of the animals taken in by their
In 2009, HART for Animals, like nearly all American rescue groups and
shelters, faced an extremely challenging year. They have witnessed firsthand,
after waves of home foreclosures and unemployment hitting the region hard, that
pet abandonment is the collateral damage of the recession. To help reduce the
population of homeless pets, Hart for Animals opened a low-cost spay/neuter
clinic last November, offering these surgeries to low-income Maryland residents
for only $50. Additionally, individuals who cannot afford even this modest fee
are eligible for financial support thanks to the generous donations of people
just like you.
Last spring, HART saw a significant increase in the number of newborn
animals. We’d like to share the story of one of the kittens saved thanks to the
work of this incredible rescue.
Born at the shelter in late March of 2009, Camry was one of three mouse-sized
kittens. HART’s Rescue Coordinator contacted a rescue group in Virginia with
hopes that this little family could be kept together. When the rescue agreed to
take all four cats - Camry, his two siblings and his mother, Kia – they were
transported the following weekend.
From tiny kitten, Camry grew strong and developed a warm personality, happily
enjoying his time with his foster family. Eventually, his caretakers located the
perfect family to welcome him into their home and hearts.
Today, he graces his adoptive family with his stunning beauty and his dignified presence. His new pet parents changed his name to “Camron”.
Remarkably, Camron is just one of the 327 kittens HART was able to save last
With the funds contributed by Dr. Jane’s HealthyPetNet Foundation, HART was
able to buy vaccines, pay for vet care, provide food for foster parents, cover
some transportation costs, and expand its mission of rescuing and protecting
homeless animals. Thanks to our award, HART told us they were able to save
Camron and many others like him.
By choosing to purchase Life's Abundance products, you are directly
supporting the work of our foundation, and we thank you for making this generous
award possible. Your continued patronage has made a direct impact not only in
Camron’s life, but also in the lives of untold numbers of homeless animals cared
for by other agencies, too.
If you wish to send additional support to our foundation, you may do so when placing an order online or by sending a personal check to The Dr. Jane’s
HealthyPetNet Foundation, Inc. at P.O. Box 1425, Palm City, FL 34991. Even if
you can only spare a dollar or two, you’ll be providing much needed aid to the
organizations attempting to reverse the trend of abandonment in America.
HART’s web site features the following quote from Margaret Mead: "Never
underestimate the power of a small, dedicated group of people to change the
world; indeed, that is the only thing that ever has”. All of us here at Life's
feel that the dedicated folks at HART for Animals have succeeded in their
attempts to embody this noble principle.