What is hart?
hart is an incorporated charitable society run entirely by
volunteers. hart's mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home
stray and abandoned dogs in addition to providing education and
outreach programs that promote responsible pet
Where do hart dogs come from?
They are generally found on First Nations reserves or in other
rural areas surrounding the City of Edmonton. Most of the dogs that
hart rescues are stray or abandoned, but some have been surrendered
to us to find a better life.
What happens to the dogs once they are
They are provided with appropriate veterinary care (including
spay/neutering) and placed in temporary foster homes until permanent homes are
What is hart doing to eliminate the problem of stray
Over and above rescuing animals, hart has developed successful
working relationships with First Nation's reserves. As a result,
hart has participated in the provision of spay/neuter clinics and
education programs. One of our long term goals is to host a large
scale spay and neuter clinic to reduce the overpopulation problem
in a humane way.
Where does hart get its funding?
hart relies on private donations from individuals
and organizations as well as specific fundraising activities (e.g.,
raffles, dog washes, silent auctions and merchandise sales). The
use of donations can be broken down into simple price values:
- $10 can provide de-worming medication
- $15 can provide a round of vaccines
- $65 can provide a veterinary examination
- $250 can provide a spay/neuter procedure
- $1500 can provide a surgical procedure
What is the difference between hart and the Edmonton
Both organizations are committed to rescuing abandoned animals,
and work in partnership to do so. The Edmonton Humane Society (EHS) focuses most of
their attention on providing services for pets that have been
surrendered by their owners in the city. hart focuses on stray and
abandoned dogs found outside the city limits, in rural, or reserve
locations. The Edmonton Humane Society operates out of a state of
the art shelter and hart utilizes volunteer foster homes to provide
one-on-one socialization and basic training to rescued
Where is hart located?
We are a shelter-less society so do not operate out of a main
office or facility. In reality, hart is located in the homes of all
of its volunteers. We rely on foster parents to open their homes
and hearts to dogs in need and volunteers in many locations to
assist with hart initiatives.
Does hart issue tax receipts?
Yes, hart has received our Federal Registration Number
(#86666-1408 RR-0001) so tax receipts can be issued for donations
of over $20.00.
Does hart accept non-monetary donations?
Yes, we are constantly in need of dog materials (e.g., crates, dog
beds, puppy pens, leashes, collars, treats, food, toys and dog
houses) and office supplies (e.g. paper, envelopes, binders). If
anyone wishes to donate these items they can contact us for a