Unique Giving Opportunities
The Nebraska Humane Society gratefully accepts goods and in-kind gifts to help animals at the shelter. Your donations benefit numerous departments year-round—from providing basic care and comfort to equipping our medical staff and our cat and dog enrichment programs, every item counts. We appreciate donations any time of the year—however big or small.
We’re always looking for those items that may be cluttering up your garage and junk drawers. Instead of pitching your old blankets and towels, consider donating them to the animals instead. We accept drop-off donations during business hours. Click here to see the products we accept »
We also accept products on our Amazon wish list »
Give the gift of comfort
Help make our cats and dogs more comfortable by donating a cat or dog bed. Kuranda beds are designed to keep cats and dogs comfortable—but they’re also sturdy and easy to clean. The cat beds are raised, providing a cozy perch and increasing floor space, giving cats additional space to roam. Cat towers are also available. They’re design to provide exercise and amusement and relieve stress and boredom.
Click here to give the gift of comfort »
Items ship directly to the shelter animals in your name.
You can support the Nebraska Humane Society every time you shop – at no extra cost to you. When you add NHS as your charity, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to animals at NHS. For more information on how it works and to add us as your favorite charity, head to AmazonSmile »
More information coming soon.
Community service ideas for youth
Here are some ideas for your group to help animals at the Nebraska Humane Society.
- Host a penny or coin drive. Call it Pennies for Paws, Dimes for Dogs or Cash for Cats … Whatever you call it, it’s amazing how fast pocket change can add up and provide basic necessities for animals at the shelter.
- Bake homemade treats and bring them to the shelter. Please use a safe and nutritional recipe. Here’s one for cats » and dogs »
- Host a garage sale, bake sale, car wash, or other event to earn money for the shelter animals. One person’s junk might be an animal’s best hope for the future.
- Sponsor a “special privilege day” at your school, where students or staff must pay for a privilege like chewing gum, wearing hats, wearing jeans, etc.
- Make the sacrifice and bypass your own birthday or holiday gifts for a donation to the animals.
- Host a fun run or tournament to benefit the animals. It’s a win-win!
- Feeling artsy? Design bandanas with adoptable messages for the animals in the shelter to wear.
- Spend a morning or afternoon at the shelter reading to the animals during adoption hours. All we ask is for minors to be accompanied by an adult.
- Feeling crafty? Make fleece blankets and tug toys to keep the animals cozy and warm.
- Form an animal welfare club at your school or organization that meets regularly to discuss animal topics and complete service projects.
- Hold a neighborhood or community drive to collect items found on our wishlist.
- Become an ambassador. Create an educational presentation and choose an audience. Choose from a variety of topics: responsible pet ownership; ways to support your local shelter; how to solve pet overpopulation, showing empathy, kindness, compassion and respect for animals; what to do about cruelty and neglect; the mission and purpose of an animal shelter, etc.