The mission of HART is to promote, coordinate and integrate the education, recovery, and service agendas in the field of animal guardianship which are consistent with the mission of the no-kill concept of animal recovery. The HART undertakes activities within the following goals:
To identify the needs of the animals of Valencia County and surrounding areas;
To engage in activities in animal recovery and guardianship which have implications for Valencia County and the State of New Mexico;
To engage in activities in animal recovery and guardianship which have regional, national and international implications;
To promote and develop animal recovery and guardianship through it's Foster Home Program and the Spay and Neuter Assistant Program;
To promote and develop education and training programs for providers of services to the animal population;
To foster and promote collaboration in the field of animal recovery and guardianship with other animal rescue, breed, and service agencies;
To foster initiatives in successful animal recovery and guardianship for individuals, corporations, communities, counties, and states.
A special concern of each of these goals is to target unique groups of animals, including severely neglected, abused, homeless, injured, and those at risk.