Shelter Hours

Monday through Friday 7pm-9pm: Visitation Only

Weekend Hours by Appointment Only.

Please call the shelter at 344-8808 to make these arrangements.

Need to Surrender Your Cat or Found a Stray?

The Alaska Humane Society is not an open admissions shelter. If you are in a situation where you need to surrender your cat or you have found a stray it is imperative that the shelter is called first at 907-344-8808. Space is limited and we want to ensure your/the cat has a safe place to be. When you have received confirmation that the cat can be accepted into AHS' program then the cat is to be handed off to a volunteer at a scheduled time.

Cats are NEVER to be left outside of the shelter unattended. This is for their safety and well-being.

If you are in a desperate situation and need to surrender your cat or have found a stray, please utilize the night drop at Anchorage Animal Care and Control, located at 4711 Elmore Rd.

Who we are...

The Alaska Humane Society was founded in 1979, and established its first shelter in 1988. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates a no-kill shelter and sanctuary for "orphan" cats. We accept cats on the basis of need, not adoptability.

The Shelter...

The Adopt-a-Cat shelter currently houses about 150 cats. Our cats are all spayed or neutered, vaccinated, tested for feline leukemia, and micro-chipped. They roam freely through the shelter, enjoying the space and the ramps that allow them to travel upstairs and downstairs. Some of them form lasting friendships with other cats, and over the years, there have been a number of hot romances seen in the shelter.

Visit the shelter located at 1200 E 76TH #1224, ANCHORAGE, AK 99518 (at the rear of the business complex). Find us on Google Maps. Shelter hours are Monday - Friday, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday, by appointment only.

Mural painted on the shelter wall by Sarah Porter. Click to view full size.

Where do our cats come from?

Everwhere there are cats! Some have been surrendered by owners, some were found as strays wandering through neighborhoods, some were found abandoned in houses or apartments, and some were rescued from bad living conditions.

The Alaska Humane Society gives them care, food, medical attention as needed, and a home until they are adopted. Not every cat is adopted, and those who are not are ours for as long as they live. We are a no-kill shelter.

Each year we place more than 100 cats and kittens in new homes.


Most of our cats are available for adoption.

The adoption fee for all cats and kittens is $130. We accept Visa and MasterCard.

Our adoption agreement prohibits declawing an adopted cat, and stipulates that the cat will be returned to us if the adoption does not work out, or if the adopter is no longer able to keep the cat or give it necessary healthcare.

For the first 30 days, cats who do not work out in their new homes may be returned for a refund or exchanged for another, more suitable, cat.