The animals come from a variety of sources: they are strays and owner give-ups; they come from puppy mills and hoarding situations; most come from high-kill shelters in neighboring states. Volunteers make weekly trips to distant locations to pick up dogs and cats whom, because of overcrowding, shelters cannot save from euthanasia. HART also takes in dogs and cats after natural disasters as well as those who are transported thousands of miles to be rescued from dangerous circumstances and brought to safety in Northern Virginia. HART is a no-kill rescue shelter providing medical care and adoption of homeless animals into safe, loving, carefully screened homes. It assists local households and animals in its care by conducting a thorough matching process to ensure well-suited adoptions. In 2021, HART saved 789 dogs and cats and made many families feel whole.

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