The Alaska Humane Society is a non-profit, NO-KILL, cageless cat shelter housing about 200 cats. We provide, if needed, a permanent home for all cats in our care, even the unadoptable cats. We tests all cats for Feline Leukemia and place positive cats in a separate room where they can enjoy their natural life in peace. We spay or neuter and vaccinate all cats. The shelter was founded in 1979 by Lori Oswald, Madeline Cibil, Jerilee Gay, Tim Metcalf, Rev. Richard R. Gay, and Robert E. Mintz. Through the years, the shelter has found loving homes for thousands of homeless cats!
Most of our cats are available for adoption. If you are interested in adopting a cat we recommend you visit our shelter a couple times to meet the kitties. If you have dogs, young children, and/or other cats, the shelter volunteers can help you find a cat that will get along with them. Don't forget about the older cats when you are looking to adopt. Unlike kittens you already know the personality of older cats so you can adopt a cat that you are sure will get a long with you family. Older cats are also litter boxed trained, and are a lot easier to take care of. Also, everyone wants a young kitten so the wonderful older cats are often overlooked and can live years at the shelter. All cats adopted from the Alaska Humane Society must be picked up at the shelter. The fee to adopt an adult cat is $95 dollars. This includes all the cat's shots, spaying/neutering, and microchipping. 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.