Brown Dog Society

Join us as a founding member today!

Brown Dog Society

Join us as a founding member of the Brown Dog Society!

Established in 2017, the Brown Dog Society honors generous donors who give a gift of $500 or more in a calendar year. Membership is renewable annually. These donors give life to the animals at NHS, allowing us to provide food, shelter and care to the thousands of animals that come through the shelter doors each year.

Members of the society are recognized as philanthropic leaders for their dedication to the mission of NHS. 

Brown Dog Society Membership

Membership in the Brown Dog Society is granted to individual donors who generously contribute a single gift of $500 or more in a calendar year.

2017 Brown Dog Society Benefits

All Brown Dog Society (BDS) Members will receive:

  • Opportunity to submit one or more video entries for “Nebraska’s Funniest Animal Home Videos” presentation to premiere at exclusive event honoring BDS members
  • Recognition as a Brown Dog Society member in the Annual Report and other publications

In addition to above, level benefits include:

  • Platinum Paw - $5,000
    Six admissions to the Margre Durham Walk for the Animals; eight reservations with priority seating to exclusive BDS event with complimentary valet parking, a private behind the scenes tour of the NHS facilities, Brown Dog Society commemorative dog tag style key charm. Join at the Platinum Paw level »

  • Gold Paw - $2,500
    Four admissions to the Margre Durham Walk for the Animals; six reservations with priority seating to exclusive BDS event with complimentary valet parking; a private behind the scenes tour of the NHS facilities, Brown Dog Society commemorative dog tag style key charm. Join at the Gold Paw level »

  • Silver Paw - $1,000
    Two admissions to the Margre Durham Walk for the Animals; four reservations to exclusive BDS event, Brown Dog Society commemorative dog tag style key charm. Join at the Silver Paw level »

  • Bronze Paw - $500
    Two reservations to excusive BDS event. Join at the Bronze Paw level »

Join the Brown Dog Society today »

Who is the Brown Dog Dog?

A little brown terrier born more than 100 years ago in London, England is considered by many to be the catalyst for the modern animal welfare movement.
 
During this time, homeless animals were often used as test cases for medical students and subjected to numerous exploratory procedures. The brown dog suffered through many of these surgeries until three animal rights activists were present and horrified.
 
Once discovered, the treatment of the little brown dog sparked outrage among animal lovers across Europe and the United States. After several years and dozens of court cases, referred to as the “Brown Dog Affair,” the medical community began to adopt humane treatment guidelines for their canine test subjects. This work is ongoing.
 
In memory of this brave little brown terrier, the Nebraska Humane Society has established The Brown Dog Society, a giving club that honors the ideals of animal welfare that were sparked so long ago.






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