North County Humane Society


Cat Adoption Center, Atascadero, California


Cat of the Month - Debbie

So, Debbie has been our cat of the month before but she still hasn’t been adopted and she really deserves a home of her own. She is the cutest little thing! 

Debbie’s story is sad. As a kitten, she was abandoned at the Farmhouse Motel in Paso Robles.  We brought her to NCHS and she was an instant hit with everyone.  It wasn’t long before Debbie was adopted. The woman, who adopted her, loved her completely, however the husband did not want a cat in ‘his house’, so the lady brought her back saying it was not a happy environment for Debbie.

Update:  Debbie has been adopted!!!



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 att NCHS.  There are currently about 30 being bottle fed at foster homes, and about 20 kittens at the shelter.  See our Kitten Page for the latest information.



Popeye's Story - A May Miracle


Popeye was born with deformed front ankles that turned in, which made walking impossible.  We are happy to report that after wearing ‘popsicle splints’ for one month, he is now walking, running and playing like a ‘normal’ kitten and is ready for a family to call his own. 

Good News - Popeye has been adopted and will go to a new home with his buddy Lulu.

Read Popeye's full story here






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 - August 1 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 you 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, August 1, 11:30 am at NCHS more info


Sunday August 23, 2 to 4 pm, Castoro Cellars in Templeton more info

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