North County Humane Society - Cat Adoption Center


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



NCHS Merger With Woods

Has Been Approved

NCHS members have voted to approve a merger with Woods Humane Society of San Luis Obispo.  Once the merger is completed, which is expect to be accomplished by January 2017, NCHS will become Woods Humane Society North County.

You can read the announcement at the following link - Woods Humane Society Merger.

For more information, you can call the NCHS office or email


Special Needs Cat

-- Michelle --

NCHS provides special housing for cats with special needs, and a home specifically for cat who test positive for FIV or FeLV.  You can read more about these cats on their web page:

Michelle is the newest addition to our FIV/FeLV room, and her story illustrates an important service provided by NCHS.  Michelle is an 18 month old female transferred from the Mary 

Roberts Pet Adoption Center in Riverside.  The Roberts Center does not have a facility which can accomodate FeLV cats, so Michelle was brought to NCHS.

Michelle is a sweet, friendly girl, and we hope that she finds her own special home.


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 250 kittens so far this year. They have almost all found new homes, and there are currently 2 kittens available for adoption.  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.




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. January 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

Join us at NCHS to wish the cats and kittens a Merry Christmas. We will be celebrating on Saturday December 17th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with holiday decorations and finger food treats. Bring a gift for the cats - Purina "Complete" cat chow, bleach, paper plates or towels, cat toys and brushes. more info


Monthly Orientation for New Volunteers
Saturday, January 7, 11:30 am at NCHS more info

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