Lori is a retired Sociology Professor. She has dedicated her life to working for social justice and ending inequalities. She is the author of several books including ADVOCATES FOR ANIMALS. She has been an animal rights activist and vegan for more than 30 years, volunteering for animal rights/protection organizations, including HART Homeless Animals Rescue Team. Lori assists HART with TNR, fostering/socializing cats and kittens and preparing them for adoption.


Mindy is originally from Illinois and moved to Arizona in 1996.  She has a degree in Accounting and is employed full time in the field. Mindy is a life-long animal lover and advocate.  She has volunteered with several animal rights and rescue groups and has been vegan for many years.  She has shared her home with numerous rescue cats over the years and each holds a dear place in her heart.  Mindy fosters and helps with TNR of feral colonies.  She is happy to be a part of HART, working to improve the lives of our animal friends.  


Jennifer has a degree in Engineering from Michigan State University and works in her respective field full-time.  Jennifer has also been doing TNR for many years and has aligned herself with numerous rescue groups thoughout the Valley, assisting in various ways: from Vet-tech know-how, to fostering and more.... Jennifer has been the "go-to-gal" for many people and the one to call upon when you don't know what to do next. 


Linda is also an ASU graduate and currently working in Social Services in the Phx-Metro area. She has a household of beautiful cats and dogs and feeds dozens of homeless cats at numerous feeding stations daily.  Linda has been doing TNR for approximately 11 years and is well respected in the TNR community for all of her efforts.  Linda is an animal rights advocate and vegetarian.


Stephanie is a graduate of Cal State University at Long Beach (CSULB) with a Business degree.  She has been working in Human Resources for 20 years.  For many years she has helped various Los Angeles and Orange County shelters for both dogs and cats, including the largest no-kill cat shelter, Save-a-Life.  She has been vegan for many years and is a life-long animal rights activist. Stephanie has also volunteered with animal shelters in Romania and Germany. 

Together, Eric and Jacey network with various animal rescue groups, animal shelters and animal advocacy groups to accomplish all of the goals of HART.   


Eric, the Vice-President of HART, is an ASU graduate and also a graduate of the Arizona Law Enforcement Academy (ALEA).  Eric's background in Law Enforcement has allowed him to see firsthand, the horrors of animal abuse and neglect.  Alongside his wife, Jacey, he has also volunteered with several local animal rescue groups assisting with adoptions, fostering and administrative duties since 2005. Eric is an animal advocate and vegan.

Resources courtesy of
H.A.R.T. ~ Homeless Animals Rescue Team
P.O. Box 606
Mesa, AZ  85211-0606

Below are some links for helpful community related resources.

She also works with the community to educate the public about cat management through TNR.  Jacey  and her husband, Eric have seven beautiful, indoor rescue cats, as well as many cherished TNR'd ferals that they care for daily.  *Jacey is also a 2011 recipient of the "PUFFER" Award  and the Puffer's Person of the Year award (awarded Feb 9th, 2012). The PUFFER Award is a private, local award celebrating those who have positively impacted the "cat community."  


A great big THANK YOU to all of our team members, from the bottom of our HART!


Jacey, the Founder and President of HART, is an ASU graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education.  She is also an animal rights advocate, vegan and dedicates her life to saving animals.  She devotes countless hours of personal time and resources conducting Trap, Neuter, and Return (TNR) of feral and abandoned cats.  She has volunteered with several local animal rescue groups assisting with adoptions, fostering, and administrative duties since 2005.