Due to the "Hunker Down" emergency order, the shelter will be closed to open visitation until further notice. We will be able to accept a few appointments for visitation and/or adoption on the weekends (Saturday & Sunday). Contact us for more information.

But, don't worry, the cats are being cared for daily thanks to our wonderful volunteers, and they are looking forward to seeing visitors again! Be safe, stay well and hopefully we will be seeing you again soon!

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, 3:00 pm-6:00 pm.

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.