NHS has 150 staff members, but we are strengthened by our pet loving community. Whether you volunteer your time and talents, attend our events, support our programs or advocate for NHS, your involvement means more animals will get the care and second chances they so richly deserve. We appreciate partnering with community members who offer a wide variety of help and collaboration.
The Nebraska Humane Society was founded in 1875 and is the fifth oldest Humane Society in the United States! The organization was originally established for the protection of both animals and children. In the mid 1940’s, state agencies began to embrace child welfare issues, leaving the Nebraska Humane Society as the sole organization within the Omaha area designated for the protection of animals. We provide education, give sanctuary to animals, encourage adoptions and promote responsible pet ownership. By providing animal control services to much of the metro area we also serve the citizens of our community by upholding laws enacted for the protection of people and animals.