We are a nationwide network of volunteers who share one love, Our Beloved Maine Coon Cats, and One Great, Big Vision: to rescue abused, abandoned, surrendered and homeless Maine Coon (MC) Cats whether registered or not; to act as liaison between shelters, animal control and disaster agencies nationwide; to assist in providing appropriate medical care; to ensure all MC and MC Mix cats placed directly through, or into carefully screened Maine Coon Rescue (MCR) Foster Homes are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on shots, tested for FeLV/FIV; to provide carefully screened foster homes, if necessary prior to re-homing; to assist in assuring that they are placed in carefully screened forever homes; to share our wisdom and knowledge of this magnificent breed to assist in identifying MC/MC Mix cats that wind up in shelters; to educate potential adopters about the breed; to alert breeders that a cat from their cattery may need help; to network with other rescue groups and pool our resources; to help transport MC/MC Mix cats to their temporary foster or new forever homes; to network with other transport groups and pool our resources; to remain ever at hand, if needed, after a successful rescue has taken place; to assist in providing resources, education and information regarding spay/neuter, declawing, behavior problems, indoor/outdoor issues; to do our part to educate the public about responsible pet ownership.
HART of Maine Adoption Center & Shelter for Cats | Cats and Diabetes
If you're considering a Maine Coon for adoption, you probably have a good idea of what you want. You likely have lifestyle requirements and personality wishes for your Maine Coon cat. For instance, maybe you need to find a Maine Coon who loves dogs, or one who likes to be around other cats. This is where adopting an adult pet is such a benefit! When you adopt an adult cat from a rescue group or animal shelter, what you see is what you get. Adult cat personalities are already formed, and you'll be able to spot the characteristics you're looking for much easier than if you buy a Maine Coon kitten. Rescue organizations, and some shelters that provide pet adoption counseling are able to assess the personality of each cat, and will carefully match you up with the right cat to fit your needs. Adult pets are a known quantity.
Importation of Dogs and Cats into Maine for Resale or Adoption
Ask anybody who has ever adopted a pet, and they'll swear to you that the bond they have with their rescued animal is as deep as they come. When you open your heart and home to an adopted cat who needs help, that cat will show appreciation for the rest of his/her life! Cats who have been uprooted from their homes or have had a difficult start at life are likely to bond deeply and be completely loyal to their new human caretakers. After all, when you adopt you become their hero! This is true no matter the breed of mix of the cat. So no matter what circumstances brought a kitten or cat to be homeless, Maine Coon cats and kittens for adoption are still loving and lovely pets, extremely affectionate and attentive, making wonderful companions.
HART of Maine Adoption Center & Shelter for Cats | Lost or Found Pets