North County Humane Society - Cat Adoption Center


2300 Ramona Rd, Atascadero, CA   Phone: (805) 466-5403   e-mail:



Cat of the Week

Chuck - now adoption pending

Chuck wants your attention.  This handsome, young, brown tabby guy wants to play, wants to hang out with you, and wants his tummy scratched.  He's a relatively small guy and under 1 year old, so he still has lots of "teenager" energy. 
Chuck was found stray in a Templeton neighborhood; he must have belonged to someone as he is so friendly.  His short brown fur coat is a striking mix of tabby stripes and bengal spots. He has lived outdoors and indoors.  We don't know his history around kids or dogs, but he gets along with the other NCHS cats.  He has been neutered, vaccinated and microchipped, and he is ready to go home with a new family today.


Sunset Honda of San Luis Obispo sponsors the NCHS Pet of the Week.  Read more here, and please visit the Sunset Honda Facebook page.


Bowling For Cats - 10/22/16

Bowling for Cats, an annual NCHS fundraiser, was held on Sat. Oct. 22 at the Paso Bowl.  57 bowlers had a great time and helped support NCHS cat care.  Brenda, an NCHS Board of Directors member, demonstrates her bowling form.  She won the 50/50 raffle drawing and donated her winnings back to NCHS - Thanks Brenda!!


Kitten Update

NCHS has taken in over 240 kittens so far this year. Almost all have found new homes. There are still kittens available for adoption right now, and more coming. Please check our Kitten Page for the latest information.

Read about the vaccinations and services that each kitten receives before they go to new homes - View it here.


August was found on a ranch in Atascadero

(he has already been adopted)





Operating Hours:

NCHS is open Tuesday thru Saturday

Visiting Hours:  10:00 am to 4:30 pm (Wed. to 6:00 pm)

NCHS is closed on Sunday and Monday

Next Volunteer Orientation - Sat. November 5 at 11:30 am


Spay and Neuter Certificates 

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


"One Buck a Chip" Microchipping 

$1 Microchips for dogs and cats are being offered during normal business hours - no appointment required.

 Read More Here


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 earn donations to NCHS for every mile you walk.  More info at


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, November 5, 11:30 am at NCHS more info

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