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.

The Nebraska Humane Society is proud to be a member of the Nestle Purina Shelter Champions Program. Nestle Purina brings together the brightest minds in pet science and culture to continually work toward improving pet diets, care and emotional wellness. They also support their shelter partners by donating some 6 million pounds of pet food, treats and litter to more than 940 animal welfare organizations across the country. That means the Nebraska Humane Society can feed quality, consistent diets to the the animals we shelter at no cost. That frees up more funding for medical treatments, behavioral help and other crucial supplies and programs.  NHS is proud to feed Purina products and grateful for Nestle Purina's continued support of homeless animals in our community and across the U.S!   Find out more

11,093

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.