Homeless Animal Rescue Team asks SLO County residents to foster cats amid COVID-19 pandemic

Posted at 1:51 PM, Mar 29, 2020

The Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART) in Cambria is asking community members in San Luis Obispo County to sign up to foster cats during the COVID-19 crisis.

HART Foster Coordinator, Brittany Donecho, says the organization's feline shelter in Cambria is closed to the public due to the countywide shelter-at-home order, which has reduced the number of staff and volunteers allowed in the shelter and decreased the amount of socialization their cats are receiving.

Donecho says there are currently 22 cats waiting for temporary placement.

HART says it is following social distancing guidelines by offering curbside pick-up to fosters who come to pick up a shelter cat.

"The safety of our staff and foster volunteers is of top priority," said Donecho.

To sign up to foster a cat, you can fill out the application here. Questions can be directed to Donecho at