I've Lost My Pet The Nebraska Humane Society provides municipal pound services for Omaha, Ralston, La Vista, Papillion, Bellevue, Gretna, Springfield and Sarpy County. If you live in these areas, it’s likely your stray animal will end up with us.
Stray animals found in Omaha, Douglas County, Ralston, and outside of
our animal control service areas will be held for 3 days. Strays found
in Sarpy County cities will be held for 5 days.
LOOK FOR YOUR MISSING PET on our website by viewing the animals at NHS or animals that are reported found to NHS, by clicking on the appropriate link to the left.
Don’t see your pet on our website? Ways for reporting your lost animal:
Online: Submit a Lost Pet Report. Be as detailed as possible when filling out the report, including if your pet is microchipped and/or wearing identification tags. You will be allowed to attach a photo at the end of the report. Use the appropriate Submit a Lost Pet Report link on the left to submit your report. Submitting a lost report does not guarantee that we will call you if your pet comes in. Unless the pet is microchipped or has a valid ID tag on its collar when found, we may not know it is your pet. We recommend you physically come to the shelter daily to look for your lost pet.
In Person: Come to the Nebraska Humane Society and we’ll help you complete a lost report. Be prepared to give a detailed description of your lost pet. Bring a photo of your pet with you. Once your report is completed, we’ll have you tour every kennel in our building to look for your pet.
By Phone: Call the Lost & Found desk at 402-444-7800 ext. 210, and we will assist you in completing a lost report.
I've reported my animal missing, now what?
Even after filling out a lost report, please continue to visit the shelter and website daily.
Bookmark the NHS website and be on a constant lookout for your animal. Our lost and found section is updated every 30 minutes for your convenience. If you've lost an animal, check both the Animals Located at the Shelter section and the Animals Reported Found by the Public section. Your animal could potentially be in either area.
Don’t rely solely on our website for determining if your pet is at the shelter. Continue to visit the Nebraska Humane Society and do a walkthrough of our kennels. In the unfortunate circumstance that you don’t find your pet, our Lost & Found staff can assist you with a listing of animals that were brought in deceased and/or severely injured.
REMEMBER: Lost and Found Reports are retained for 30 days. If you need the report extended, please call 402-444-7800, ext. 210. For reports submitted online you can extend your report by clicking the link at the bottom of your expiration notice email.
For more tips on how to help you find your lost pet click here.
Retrieving a Lost Animal
Steps for Retrieving an Animal at NHS
You must physically come to the shelter to claim your animal. Lost & Found Hours Weekdays: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. Weekdays: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
You must be at least 18 to walk through our stray kennels.
A picture ID such as a driver’s license is required to redeem your pet.
Additional proof of ownership, such as the pet’s picture, microchip verification, and/or vaccination records, may be required
There are fees associated with redeeming your pet. These fees will vary based on the city in which you reside and how often your pet has been brought to the shelter.
The Nebraska Humane Society is located at 8929 Fort Street Omaha, NE 68134
Lost & Found Hours Weekdays: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. Weekends: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Contact Lost & Found 402-444-7800, ext. 210
It's Hip to Chip
Thanks to a microchip this happy pet owner was reunited with her cat after two years!