North County Humane Society - Cat Adoption Center


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



Meet Our Cat of the Week

---  Brownie  ---


Brownie is a friendly female, tortoiseshell cat who has been at NCHS for about 3 months. She previously lived in San Miguel until her owner had to move and could not take her along.

Brownie is a quiet, mellow cat and has spent her life indoors. She loves to stare out the window or nap on the NCHS outside sun porch. She was raised around children but would probably fit into a quiet household. At 8 years old, Brownie qualifies as a senior cat and is available for adoption to a senior person (55 or older) at no charge. She has been spayed, vaccinated and microchipped, and she is ready to go home with a new family today.


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


Kittens at NCHS

Spot is a 5 week old kitten

Read about the vaccinations and services that each kitten receives before they go to new homes - View it here.


Kitten Update

NCHS has taken in over 220 kittens so far this year. Almost all have found new homes. There are a few kittens available for adoption right now, and more coming soon. Check our Kitten Page for the latest information.

August was found on a ranch in Atascadero

(he has already been adopted)








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. October 1 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 Volunteers
Saturday, October 1, 11:30 am at NCHS more info


Bowling For Cats, a Fun Fundraiser for NCHS
Saturday Oct. 22, 5 to 8 p.m., at the Paso Bowl more info

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