H.A.R.T. has been operating in Southern Utah since 2009. We are a small group of dedicated volunteers, working closely with local shelters and other rescue groups to reduce euthanasia rates and improve the welfare of homeless animals in our area and surrounding states. We don’t have a facility for our rescue animals, they are placed in foster homes until forever homes can be found for them. We’re always in need of more foster homes, for more information about fostering, please contact us.

H.A.R.T. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, run by volunteers and dependent on donations. Your gift helps pay for vet care, vaccinations, spays/neuters, food, and other basic needs of our rescued animals. Your donation is 100% tax deductible.

Visit our facebook page for more information and updates on the daily journey of the rescues and volunteers of H.A.R.T. See photos, read stories, and join in the fun!

Mission Statement

H.A.R.T. (Homeless Animal Rescue Team) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the number of unwanted animals that are killed at local shelters.

We will accomplish this through working directly with the public, offering the help needed to keep their pets; supporting spay/neuter programs; providing educational information to local school systems; and working closely with other animal rescue groups to benefit all animals.

We are located in St. George, Utah, and strive to help needy animals in all of Southern Utah and surrounding areas.


Lorraine Pakulis: President
Wade Freitas: Vice President
Cathy Freitas: Treasurer/Secretary
Peggy Steed : Board member