North County Humane Society - Cat Adoption Center


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



Special Cats Need Caring Homes

Brave and Wilson

We are featuring two Special Needs cats this month, and both have FeLV (feline Leukemia virus) which is contagious to other cats. This means that they must live indoors only and cannot have direct contact with other cats (unless they also have FeLV).

Brave is a cute, 2 year old, black and white “Tuxedo” female. She was only 11 days old when she and two brothers were found in a bucket in a shed. The “bucket babies” were brought to NCHS and cared for until they were ready for new homes. Brave was adopted for almost a year but her pet guardian couldn’t keep her and she was brought back to NCHS.  Now we are trying to find a new person to care for this adorable, cuddly and playful cat.

Wilson is a handsome buff colored male tabby who was found as a young stray kitten in San Miguel.  NCHS tests all cats and kittens for FeLV and FIV and he tested positive for both. As NCHS is a no-kill shelter, Wilson has been living with other cats in special housing for over a year. He is a very spunky, fun young cat who is waiting for that compassionate person to adopt him.

Brave and Wilson live together with other cats at NCHS and could go to the same home.  There is no charge to adopt either cat, but we also can’t guarantee their lifetime health.  Are you the caring person to give these special cats a new home and second chance?

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.


Pours 4 Purrs Wine Weekend

Fri, Sat & Sun, Nov. 13-15

Thank You to all who participated in the 4th Annual Pours 4 Purrs.  Special thanks to our participating wineries and business sponsors!  Photos from the weekend coming soon.


Kitten Update

Kittens are available for adoption at NCHS.  There are currently about a 2 dozen kittens at the shelter.  See our Kitten Page for the latest information.



Bowling for Cats, 10/24/15

See the photo gallery


Spay and Neuter Certificates 

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


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The top 5 reasons to adopt a black cat:

5) You can find a black cat in the snow.
4) Black goes with everything.
3) Forget bad luck - black cats bring good luck!
2) The rumor is true!  Black cats are sweet and loving.
1) Black cats are the least likely to be adopted


Shelter Hours:

NCHS Shelter is open Tuesday thru Saturday

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

The Shelter is closed on Sunday and Monday

Next Volunteer Orientation - Sat. Nov. 7 at 11:30 am


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

Let us count the ways you can help decorate the kitties’ Christmas giving tree this holiday season. With your Support, NCHS will continue to serve North County residents with informational programs, humane services, spay/neuter discount vouchers and low-cost micro-chipping. more info


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

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