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My name is Oleander!

I'm being cared for by
HART of Maine

Facts about me

Domestic Shorthair
10 years 11 months old, Senior
Pet ID
Hair Length

My info

Small red x Not good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with cats
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

Bonded with Maggie and Snickers
Oleander is a beautiful, senior kitty whose bright white fur, darling face, and polydactyl front paws really make her stand out from the crowd. Oleander came to HART as a very under-socialized feline nearly 8 years ago from another rescue group in Maine. One of the cats in our Shy Angels Program, our patient volunteers have worked hard to gain her trust, but Oleander has proven to be a tough nut to crack, and to this day she would prefer that humans keep their distance. Despite her strict personal-space requirements, Oleander has learned to be comfortable with people working in her room, and, around volunteers she knows well, she will reveal the playful side of her personality. It's so great to watch her enjoy eating a few treats and playing with interactive toys! She gets along with her feline roommates, and she has formed close bonds with Snickers and Maggie who are also long time residents at HART. We would love to see the 3 of them go home together, if you have the space for 3 adult cats. Oleander, Maggie, and Snickers are extremely shy kitties, they are often overlooked by potential adopters, and we know they will need a very particular home environment. However, we also believe their special someone is out there, and we would love for them to be adopted into a loving home of their very own, with patient humans and other non-confrontational feline friends.

Oleander has chronic runny eyes, and recent medical work-ups have indicated that she has renal disease.

If you are interested in meeting Oleander, please submit an adoption application, and our Adoption Team will schedule a time for you to visit with her and speak with Our Shy Angels Program Coordinator who will also work with you on how the program works and discuss plans on how to continue the program once the kitties go home.

Go to our website,, to submit your online application today!

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HART of Maine

Contact info
Pet ID
302 Range Rd, Cumberland, ME 04021

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

All adopters must agree to our indoor-only policy. Our adoption application and more information is online at

Go meet their pets

HART is open to visitors 1-4pm on Wednesdays and 11am-4pm on Saturdays. Kittens do not live at the shelter. For kitten adoptions or off-hours shelter tours, please email to make an appointment.

More about this rescue

The Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART) of Maine is a non-profit, no-kill, all-volunteer, open-environment shelter and adoption center for cats in Cumberland, Maine.