The Homeless Animal Rescue Team is Valencia County's premier animal rescue organization. The HART is staffed by a Board of Directors, consisting of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and three Directors. The HART staff has extensive knowledge and has undertaken local and state-wide animal issues.
HART staff have collaborated and/or initiated a number of efforts which have led to recognition as a state-wide resource for individuals and agencies serving New Mexico's animal population. Since 1996, it has embarked on an agenda of promoting the concept and practice of the No-Kill Sheltering of Animals and has expanded its agenda beyond Valencia County to include the State of New Mexico.
Within the HART organization are programs that deal with different issues concerning animals. We house a No-Kill Shelter Plan, we house a Foster Home Program, we house a new Spay and Neuter Assistance Program. Also, we house a new Education Program, under which individuals from the very young to the very old can partake in multimedia education/service projects that benefit specifically the animals in the environment, and contribute to environmental education for all individuals.