12 Pets of Christmas Jingle Bell Fair

December 13, 2009

Thank you to everyone who came out in the nasty weather and supported H.A.R.T. and F.I.A.S. on December 12th!

Save the date! December 12th

November 18, 2009

Time for a happy dance

October 19, 2009
As of tomorrow, October 20th, H.A.R.T. is 3 months old.

In that 3 months:
H.A.R.T. has rescued 65 dogs!

35 dogs adopted

18 dogs transferred to other rescues

12 dogs currently in foster care

*happy dance*

Way to go team!

Santa Clara Swiss Days

September 26, 2009
H.A.R.T. participated in the Swiss Days Parade today with 10 adoptable dogs! It was quite the experience, and was a lot of fun!
The dogs were tired by the end of the parade, but they really did enjoy all the attention.

We had:
Zena, our little warrior princess
Mikey, our big furry teddy bear shepherd
Amara, our sweetheart
Jack, our new boy.. and quite the crowd pleaser!
Jaxson, our gentle little boy
Big Red, our gorgeous vocal Coonhound
Broozer, our sweet guy
Cassie, our energetic sweet gal
Calamity Jane, our baby girl
and Scribbles, our adorable little beagle boy.

We were quite the sight, parading down the road with our crew of volunteers and our lovable dogs. So many people, so many things to see and to smell, so many sounds, and the dogs were GREAT. I was so impressed with them.

Spent a couple hours at the park after the parade, and visited with SO many people. The dogs adore the attention and love that they get from everyone.

Thank you everyone who supported us, and for everyone who stopped by to say hi and to give our furry friends a skritch behind the ears.

It was a fabulous day!

A few photos have been added to our photo section.. head over there and check them out!

New photos!

September 25, 2009
New photos from recent events have been uploaded to our photo page. Go check them out!

Help us raise money by using iGive.com

September 03, 2009

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Please give it a try! The numbers may seem small at first, but we all search the web hundreds of times every month, and our combined efforts can add up to real funds for a great cause. And since it's powered by iGive.com (a site that has been helping causes raise money online since 1997), we know it's not just a flash in the pan!


Have you ever considered fostering a rescue dog?

August 31, 2009
H.A.R.T. Homeless Animal Rescue Team relies heavily on volunteers who are willing to foster rescue dogs in their homes until good homes can be found for them, or until they can be transported to another rescue.

Fostering is a wonderful, rewarding experience, and we encourage anyone who is considering it to please contact us and try it out.

There are short term fosters: a few days to a couple weeks.
There are long term fosters: the dog stays with you until it is found a home.

You choose the dogs that you foster.

When you foster a dog, you bring that dog into your home, sometimes directly from the shelter.
You offer that dog everything that it has been missing: a bath, some attention, and socialization.
We ask that you monitor the dogs behavior: is it good with cats? Kids? Knows commands? Etc.
We will put any of your information that you have about the dog on it's petfinder ad, giving potential adopters much needed information about the dog.

If you are willing to housebreak a puppy, it's chance for adoption improves TREMENDOUSLY.

The rescue dog, being in a home setting, has a MUCH higher chance of being adopted!

There is something SO rewarding about taking a rescue dog into your home, giving it some much needed love, and then watching it go to a perfect forever family where it will be loved and cared for. YOU CAN MAKE AN AMAZING DIFFERENCE IN THE LIFE OF A RESCUE DOG.

If you are interested in fostering, please contact Lorraine or Cathy of H.A.R.T.

Potential fosters are asked to fill out an application. Please scroll down on the right hand side till you see the 'For Download' section, and find the foster application there.

Thank you so much!

A wonderful day for adoptions!

August 30, 2009
We had an adoption event at the PetCo here on Saturday, and it was a great success! We met so many great people today!

3 of our wonderful dogs were adopted at the event! Mr. ChiChi Bently, the long haired Chihuahua; Cubby, our new little Terrier mix; and our little Pixie!
Also, a family who was interested in Oscar, the Golden Retriever, fixed their back yard fence after leaving the event, and we took Oscar to them today!

4 dogs adopted! That is amazing and fantastic. What a wonderful day.

Thank you SO much to all of our volunteers who helped throughout the day. We couldn't have done it without you. You are all amazing!

"30 Days" Campaign

August 28, 2009
"30 Days" Campaign <<---- Click here for our campaign flyer

H.A.R.T. (Homeless Animal Rescue Team) would like to ask your help to raise $5000.00 in 30 Days for our very low cost Spay/Neuter Campaign.

We are in need of a very low cost Spay/Neuter program for animals in Washington County. Every day thousands of animals are killed in shelters throughout the Country, including right here in Washington County. These figures could be significantly reduced if more people were able to afford to have their pets spayed or neutered.

We need $5 from 1,000 people in 30 days!
Please pass this message on to 5 people, and ask them to pass it on to 5 people, and so on. The more people that this message reaches, the greater our chances will be of reaching our goal.

Our goal is very simple: by raising $5000 we will be able to have over 100 animals spayed/neutered that would otherwise not be fixed, due to their owners not being able to afford the cost of the procedure.

Please help us reach that goal! We need your support.
On behalf of all the animals, THANK YOU!

You can donate using our Donate button at the top right hand side of this page. Please make a note when you donate that it is for our 30 Day Campaign. Every dollar helps!
Please use the link at the top of this post to download our campaign flyer and E-mail it to everyone you can. The more people who see this message, the better chance we have of reaching our goal. We can't do this without your help. Thank you SO much!

A HUGE thank you goes to Jeff at the St George Shuttle!

August 26, 2009

Jeff at the St George Shuttle donated a 15 passenger van to H.A.R.T. so that we will be able to transport rescued animals! Because of this, we hope to be able to rescue many more dogs from local shelters, and get them into loving homes.

The generosity of so many wonderful people here in our community is what makes it possible for H.A.R.T. to save so many animals who might otherwise not have a chance. We are deeply indebted to all of them.

Thank you SO much, from the bottom of our hearts.

A Helping Hand

August 21, 2009
Please read A Helping Hand, a wonderful news article by Sandy Miller, Staff writer for Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

What a fantastic story! Thank you Sandy!

St George Animal Shelter

August 02, 2009
The St George Animal Shelter,

located at 605 E Red Hills Pkwy
St George, UT 84770
(435) 634-5829

is FULL.

The St George Shelter is NOT a no-kill shelter. When they get full...... the unthinkable happens.

PLEASE, if you are considering adopting a dog, head up to the St George Shelter and rescue one of these great dogs. The dogs need your help, and desperately want your love.

Another great day!

Saturday, Aug 1st, 2009

Today we went to Bone Appetit and All Fur Love in Washington and set up in the parking lot of their businesses for our second food distribution event and adopt-a-thon.
Only our second time out, and already we did SO much better than our first venture!

We had 5 pallets of dog food that had been donated to us by Best Friends Animal Society that we were distributing to the families of Washington County, and gave almost all of it away in only 3 hours. We were so amazed at the many many people who came to get some dog food and to see our adoptable dogs.

We had many volunteers there who worked very hard handing out dog food, and also helping with our dogs that we had available for adoption.

First and foremost, we'd like to thank Best Friends Animal Society for the donation of dog food, and for all their support so far. They are amazing, and we can't thank them enough.

We'd also like to thank Amy, Bree, and Alice from All Fur Love, and also Natalie from Bone Appetit for offering us their space to use, and also for being there and giving us their help as well. Even though the grooming tables were closed for the day, Amy bathed Mikey for us, as we had brought him straight from the shelter and he was in desperate need of a bath.

Natalie from Bone Appetit donated goodie bags to send home with anyone who adopted a dog. The bags were great and I'm so glad that we got to give one out!

Little Emma got adopted by a fantastic family. She is officially HART's first adopted dog. WOO HOO! Thank you to the Thurstons for opening their hearts and their home to this special little gal.

Andrea from BAM (Because Animals Matter) was also there with Bear, and it was great to have her join us today!

Thank you SO much to everyone who donated to HART. We got some great donations, including a substantial check from Worry Free Pool Service here in St George. MANY Thanks to our supporters. We are off to a great start with such amazing generosity from our community.

Please be sure to click on our photo link on the right side of the page here to see photos from today!

What an AMAZING day!

July 30, 2009
We started with a bang! Our first board meeting (organizational meeting), to our first big entrance into the public eye ...was only about 10 days. (WOW!)

Today was absolutely AMAZING.
HART received a donation of dog food from Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab. They are an awesome rescue group, with some incredible resources that they are willing to share with the little guys (us).
And I'm not talking a little bit of dog food.
16 pallets of dog food at about 1000 lbs each. (WOW!)

We decided to donate that dog food back to the community. We have 3 dates set, the first of which was today.

In only 3 hours we handed out about 6000 lbs of dog food to residents of Washington County. (WOW!)
We had flyers that had been passed out, as well as radio public service announcements. Almost everyone who showed up said that they had heard it on the radio, and the ad was AWESOME.

We held the food distribution at the St George shelter today. 1 dog was adopted and went home, and 2 others are 'waiting' there for their new families to come pick them up. 1 cat was also adopted today as well!

It is just so amazing, and I am blessed to be a part of this wonderful adventure!
We have a lot of work yet to do, and I love every minute of it.

Welcome to our site!

July 29, 2009
HART is a new group in Southern Utah.
We are a non-profit organization. We rescue dogs from the local shelters and keep them in foster homes till forever homes can be found for them.

We are also concentrating on educating the public about the importance of spaying and neutering their dogs.