North County Humane Society - Cat Adoption Center


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



Cat of the Month - Timmy


Timmy is a large, fluffy grey and white male cat who is about 5 years old. He was rescued from the Dept. of Animal Services and came to NCHS when he was still a kitten. He was adopted briefly as a teenager, but has spent most of his life with the other cats at NCHS.

Timmy is shy at first, but warms up to people when he gets to know them. He enjoys scratches and a good brushing. He ignores most of the other NCHS cats; he was picked on when he was a kitten by the older cats in his adopted home. So Timmy might make a good addition to a household that does not have dominant or aggressive cats.


FIV Kitten Update

Nemo, Nikki and their 3 other siblings, who all tested positive for FIV, have all been adopted!!


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


Blessing of the Animals and First Day of Spring

Even feral cats like a comfy chair to relax


Kitten Update

We have a few kittens at NCHS who will soon be available for adoption.  Check our Kitten Page for the latest information.

3 week old Corky enjoying his lunch







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. May 7 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 Volunteer
Saturday, May 7, 11:30 am at NCHS more info


Baby Shower to celebrate this year's kittens.
Saturday May 28 11 am to 3 pm
In the newly remodeled NCHS kitten room. more info

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