North County Humane Society

Cat Adoption Center, Atascadero, California


Cat of the Month - Smokey

Smokey is a lovely Long Haired Grey female cat. She is three years old and has been at NCHS since May 5, 2013.  She came to us because her owner lost her home and couldn't keep her.

Smokey loves to be held and petted. She gets very excited when she gets attention and loves to roll over on her back and have her tummy rubbed.  Smokey is a very affectionate cat with beautiful eyes and a big heart! She would love to drive home with you!

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.

Kitten Update

Kittens are starting to arrive at NCHS.  There are currently about 20 that are being bottle fed.  See our Kitten Page for the latest information.

Upcoming Events 

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

Annual Membership Celebration - May 3

Read more here

Donate your Car for NCHS with CARS

Read about it here -  or call 877-721-7387



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


New - NCHS Tee Shirt Shop (here)

3 different shirts to pick from.



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!!


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


5th Annual Sassy Tails Fashion Show - See Photos here 

January 30, 2015 - Atascadero Lake Pavilion

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Upcoming Events

Annual Membership Celebration - May 3, 3 to 6 pm, at the Paso Robles Inn more info


Baby Shower and Kitten Cuddle
May 22 and 23: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the shelter more info

Donate Options
PayPal Amazon Smile Shelter Wish List