The Mission

The Nebraska Humane Society protects, saves and enriches the lives of animals in the communities we serve. We provide education, give sanctuary to animals, encourage adoptions and promote responsible pet ownership. 

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Our Mission in Action

We know that providing a good home for every pet requires a host of hands-on programs for pets and their people.

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Tails of Success

The pets who found their forever home and the owners who made it possible.

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Gentle Doctor

Gentle Doctor Animal Hospital under the direction of Dr. Pete Bashara has long supported the Nebraska Humane Society. Dr. Bashara has provided veterinary insight to our board of directors for several years, and even traveled with us to a national conference to help educate other shelters on partnering with local veterinarians. He and his colleagues have donated thousands of dollars worth of surgeries, and provided collaboration on surgical techniques with NHS veterinarians.  Gentle Doctor Animal Hospital continually supports our annual Walk for the Animals not only with a sponsorship, but also through enthusiastic participation by staff members.  Gentle Doctor embodies the true spirit of “partnership” through both funding and action.

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ANIMALS FOUND PERMANENT HOMES LAST YEAR.

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Who We Are

The Nebraska Humane Society is a private non-profit organization that rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes thousands of animals each year.  We also provide animal control services to Omaha and Sarpy County. As an open entry shelter we take in all lost, abandoned, unwanted and mistreated pets who have nowhere else to go. We work to return the lost, heal the sick and whenever possible, adopt the homeless. Toward that end we treat diseases, set broken bones, stitch up wounds, spay or neuter, microchip, and offer behavior help for scared and unruly dogs. We also work to keep pets in homes by educating pet owners, providing training and free behavior help, and promoting responsible pet ownership. Read More »

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SPECIALIZED SURGERIES PERFORMED AT THE NEBRASKA HUMANE SOCIETY.

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Where Your Money Goes

The Nebraska Humane Society is a private non-profit corporation that relies on private donations. We do not receive tax dollars, nor do we receive any portion of dues or donations paid to national animal welfare agencies.  We rely on funding from individuals, corporations and foundations to support the cost of sheltering tens of thousands of animals annually, our animal medical program, animal care facilities, adoption counseling, pet training and our behavior modification program: The Molly Project. NHS also works to generate income through our adoption fees, our Animal Outfitters retail store and services such as training classes, humane education camps, and private pet cremations. With community support we can continue this lifesaving work.

Upcoming Events

Grab your keys and leash up your dog! The Nebraska Humane Society has family-friends events for every member of your household—even your furry friends.

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