Passion for Pets
The Help and Education for Animal Responsibility Team (H.E.A.R.T.) was formed in 2006 by a group of shelter volunteers and employees who wanted to improve the care of the Chula Vista Animal Care Facility (CVACF) animals and assist our pet owning community. H.E.A.R.T.’s dedicated volunteers support veterinary, medical, adoption, community education, and spay & neuter programs in Chula Vista, National City, and Lemon Grove. We’re helping the needs of the thousands of unwanted animals that enter the facility.
Our Mission: To assist in the health and welfare of animals at the CVACF and to promote responsible pet ownership in our community. We improve animals’ quality of life by helping with needed care, sponsor and promote spay/neuter programs, increase adoptions, decrease euthanasia, and collaborate with other organizations to aid in animal welfare.