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.
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.
All Brown Dog Society (BDS) Members will receive:
Recognition as a Brown Dog Society member in the Annual Report and other publications
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.