Action for Animals Rights

aka North County Humane Society   |   Atascadero, CA   |  www.slonchs.org
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Mission

The North County Humane Society is a division of Action for Animals' Rights, founded in 1977. Our mission is to reduce pet overpopulation thru aggressive spay/neuter programs, provide shelter and care for domestic animals awaiting permanent homes, to promote responsible pet ownership and the welfare and humane treatment of all animals.

Ruling year info

1980

Principal Officer

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Main address

2300 Ramona Road

Atascadero, CA 93422 USA

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EIN

95-3401404

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

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Spay/Neuter Program

Please spay or neuter your pet! The spaying of one female cat can mean the prevention of 29 litters over a ten-year period. And it's anybody's guess how many litters are prevented by the neutering of a male cat. A female dog can produce two litters every year, with an average of six to ten puppies per litter.Pet overpopulation is a tragedy! An estimated six to twelve million cats and dogs are euthanized in our nation's shelters every year. Countless more suffer and die from starvation, illness, accident, abuse or neglect. There are just too many animals and not enough homes for all of them. The answer is to spay and neuter pets to prevent the births of more unwanted animals.

Each year more people request spay/neuter certificates for to help offset the costs and each year we run out of funds.  This program is a priority for us in order to be able to provide everyone who is willing to control the pet population responsibly with a way to do so.

Population(s) Served

SHELTER WISH LISTYou Can Help!
While you're at the market.... Food 4 Less, Petco, K-Mart, Staples, OSH, Atascadero Hay and Feed, Lemos, Pet Department – whichever is your favorite store, they all have one thing in common. They have supplies that we need to keep our shelter running smoothly!The next time you go shopping, pick up one of our needed items - we would really appreciate it!
Urgent Needs

Cat Litter—Purchase Litter Certificate at Atascadero Hay & Feed and they will deliver litter to NCHS. Purina Cat Chow
To Keep Us Healthy, Happy and Clean
1 Gallon Water/Feeders (Gravity Feeders)Extra Large Litter BoxesCat CondosKMR Powder (Kitten Milk Replacement)Rescue RemedyCatnipSmall Paper PlatesHigh Efficiency (HE) Liquid Laundry DetergentScrubbing Sponges #24 Mop HeadsBroomsAerosol Air FreshenerRechargable AA BatteriesQ-TipsCotton Balls Latex-Free GlovesChloratrimazole CreamCat Medications (check with shelter for current needs)Pillowcases (in case of emergency evacuation)
To Help Our Office Run Smoothly
GiftWorks Computer Software for the PCPost It NotesCopy PaperToner Cartridges (HP 21 & HP 22)Postage stamps

Miscellaneous Other Ways to Help
Shelter Handyman for various odd jobsVolunteer 1 Hour a week, or moreGift Certificates for Home Depot / Office Supply Stores / Target / Food Stores / Gas

 

In order to donate any of these items, you can drop things by 2300 Ramona Road, Atascadero, CA (or you can have donations shipped to this address) during our hours of operation (Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4:30pm)

Population(s) Served

Who Will Take Care of Your Animal Companions if Something Happens to You?North County Humane Society (NCHS) has established Friend for Life, the first program in San Luis Obispo County designed to protect animal companions who survive their owners."Friend for Life is meant to give pet owners peace of mind," according to NCHS Past President Charlotte Alexander. This way you know that your cherished animal companions will be taken care of should you die or become incapacitated unexpectedly.To participate in the program a pet owner must be a member of the North County Humane Society. To enroll animal companions in the program, members make provisions through their will or other estate documents for NCHS to adopt surviving animals, and they are asked to make a planned gift, such as a bequest, to NCHS.The Friend for Life program is designed to find loving homes for all surviving animal companions enrolled in the program, including cats, dogs, other small mammals, birds. horses and reptiles. lf a permanent adoptive home cannot be found. NCHS will itself become a loving home or will find a protective sanctuary for the surviving animal.For more information about Friend for Life contact us today.Phone: (805) 466-5403E-mail: [email protected]

Population(s) Served

We match animals with people based on general lifestyle and the type of care that you can provide. We strive to provide the best possible animal companion and life-long friend to you and your family. Your new friend comes to you with many extras, as well:

Personality assessment
Vaccinations
Shelter health check-up
Free vet check-up
Free starter pet food
Discount pet store coupons
Spayed or Neutered
30-day Happiness Guarantee

We pass along our savings to you where you would otherwise pay three to four times as much for these outside services on a “free” kitten or cat!

Our Adoption Agreement Addresses:


Indoor/outdoor safety


Dietary considerations


Well-being issues


Medical & dental needs


Lifetime return guarantee


Pet/family relocation


No de-clawing (options given)


Required spay/neuter


Surrender policy

If you are interested in adopting a cat from our shelter, check out our website at www.slonchs.org(http://www.slonchs.org) and click on the link to Adopt, orPlease call our office at:  (805) 466-5403

E-mail: [email protected](mailto:[email protected])

Population(s) Served

BECOME A MEMBER

How Can You Join?

1.  Log on to our website: www.slonchs.org(http://www.slonchs.org) and click Member Information where you can download an online membership form.

2. Send your membership contribution to NCHS, 2300 Ramona Road, Atascadero, CA 93422.

3. For more information, send an e-mail to [email protected](mailto:[email protected]) or call the shelter at (805) 466-5403.

 

GUARDIAN ANGELS

The North County Humane Society Guardian Angels are a very special group of supporters, committed to stopping the suffering of all animals through a consistent financial contribution. Our special kitties need you to be a part of our very important monthly giving program. The ongoing costs of feeding our adoptable animals, the long-term medical care of our permanent residents, providing adoption services and funding our county-wide discount spay/neuter program are ever increasing.Guardian Angels support NCHS by making regular, monthly contributions. This program provides an ongoing source of income that we can depend on to fulfill these continuing obligations. With a minimum gift of $25 per month, you will be making a difference. You can have your monthly pledge automatically charged to a credit card or you can mail in a check in our return envelopes.As a Guardian Angel, you have the option of choosing your guardian animal or allowing NCHS to select one for you. You will receive:

A certificate


A Guardian Angel pin


And we will keep you updated on the life of your cat.

How Can You Become A Guardian Angel?Send your first monthly pledge to NCHS, 2300 Ramona Road, Atascadero, CA 93422 or log on to our website at www.slonchs.org(http://www.slonchs.org) , click on the Donate Now link and complete our secure web form. We will make sure you get return envelopes to easily send this in monthly. You can also make a one time annual pledge to help support one or more of our special needs kitties.

For more information, please send an e-mail to [email protected](mailto:[email protected]) or call the shelter at (805) 466-5403.

 

SUPPORT US AS YOU SHOP

There are many ways to support us through shopping techniques. 

 

Please log on to our website at www.slonchs.org(http://www.slonchs.org) and click the Support Us As You Shop link.  There you will find various ways you can support us while shopping.

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Action for Animals Rights

Board of directors
as of 4/2/2014
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Board chair

Martha Pederson

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Jan Lynch Vice President

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Martha Pederson President

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Kitty Ressler Board Treasurer

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Carol DeHart-King Director

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Denise Milardo Director

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Sandy Rakestraw Past President

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