North County Humane Society


Cat Adoption Center, 2300 Ramona Rd, Atascadero, CA  ph: 805-466-5403


Cat of the Month - Nellie


Nellie is a sweet girl - about 8 years old - and a brown tabby with white. She arrived at NCHS at the end of April this year when her owner had to move and could not take her. She would love to find a new home where she can find endless attention – and an always full food dish.
Nellie is, how should we say it, a “big-boned” girl – about 18 lbs. But that’s 18 pounds of solid lovin’! She enjoys sitting on a lap or sitting beside you to get the attention she deserves. She has also been spayed, microchipped and is current on vaccinations. Please visit her soon so she can find the loving home she has been waiting for.

NCHS Cat of the Month is being sponsored by Sunset Honda of San Luis Obispo.  Read more here, and please visit the Sunset Honda Facebook page.


Kitten Update

Kittens have arrived at NCHS.  There are currently about 10 being bottle fed at foster homes, and about 10 kittens at the shelter.  See our Kitten Page for the latest information.









Spay and Neuter Certificates 

Spay and Neuter discount certificates available for North County residents - read more here


Shelter Hours:

NCHS Shelter is open Tuesday thru Saturday

Visiting Hours:  10:00 am to 4:30 pm

The Shelter is closed on Sunday and Monday

Next Volunteer Orientation - September 5 at 11:30


Do you have stories or photos of the cats or kittens that you adopted from NCHS?  Tell their tales and show off their pictures on our Facebook Page!!



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Donate your Car for NCHS with CARS

Read about it here -  or call 877-721-7387


Walk your dog for NCHS

Get the WoofTrax app for your smartphone,  and start earning donations to NCHS for every mile you walk.  Read more at the WoofTrax  FAQ page.


About the North County Humane Society

The North County Humane Society was founded as Action for Animal's Rights in 1977, and moved to its current location in Atascadero in 1997.  NCHS runs a “no kill” cat shelter, and the organization’s goals are to prevent animal homelessness and over population.  The cat adoption center is open Tuesday through Saturday, and additional programs are available for spay/neuter, feral trapping, microchipping, and homeless kittens.

We are grateful for and depend upon the monetary, time, and in-kind support of donors, members, sponsors, and affiliates for our funding.  We welcome your contributions.  Please stop by and visit with the cats, kittens and friendly staff at our shelter.

Cat's Eye View of the NCHS Shelter

Video by Tom Lott


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Upcoming Events

Monthly Orientation for New Volunteers.
Saturday, September 5, 11:30 am at NCHS more info


Have fun at Bowling for cats, Oct. 24, 5 to 8 p.m., at Paso Bowl more info

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