North County Humane Society

Cat Adoption Center, Atascadero, California


Cat of the Month - Patty

Patty is a lovely long-haired female black cat who is about 1-2 years old.  She was found under a deck in Atascadero with her mother and 2 other kittens, and the property owner could not keep them.  She came to the NCHS shelter in September 2014.  She is a small, playful cat who enjoys being groomed, sleeping in her favorite basket, and following people around in the shelter if they pause to give her attention.

Patty has been spayed; tested for FIV/FELV; given her shots; and treated for fleas, ear mites and worms.  

It is Patty's turn this month to find a forever home. Please come and visit her and see if she might fit into your family. She's beautiful.

Upcoming Events 

Sassy Tails Fashion Show - Atascadero Lake Pavilion

January 30, 2015

Read more here

New - NCHS Tee Shirt Shop

3 different shirts to choose from


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


Remembering Daphne Fahsing - Our Loss

Daphne Fahsing, one of our beloved co-founders, died December 15 at the age of 90. Daphne was born and raised in England and married American soldier Alfred Fahsing after World War II. They moved to Atascadero, and Daphne resided in San Luis Obispo County for over 70 years. Daphne’s passion and tireless efforts for the welfare of animals led to the co-founding of Action for Animals' Rights with Kate Johns in 1977. They began the first local spay/neuter program in the area, which evolved into the creation of the North County Humane Society in 1993.  Daphne's interests extended far beyond working countless hours for animal welfare.  She was an accomplished pianist, and her keen intellect and energetic spirit covered a broad range of topics from international affairs to local politics.  In accordance with her wishes NCHS is establishing the Daphne Fahsing Spay/Neuter Endowment Fund.  A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 1, from 2:00-3:00 pm at the Kiwanis AARP building at 7848 Pismo Avenue, Atascadero.

You were our angel, Daphne.  We will miss you.

Daphne visits NCHS in Summer 2014 - photos by Jan


About the North County Humane Society

The North County Humane Society was founded as Action for Animal 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.


Cats Eye View of the North County Shelter

Video provided by Tom Lott

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Upcoming Events

Join us at the Atascadero Lake Pavilion for the 5th Annual "SassyTails" Fashion Show benefiting the North County Humane Society. more info


World Spay Month - Discount Microchipping for the entire month of February. more info

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