Changes Due to COVID-19

We're still here to help but we've altered processes.

Changing services due to COVID-19

Friday, March 20, 2020 | NHS Staff

To protect everyone's health and safety amidst COVID-19, NHS has changed some of our processes. 


Animal Control:  
Officers are still responding to animal emergencies.
If you have an animal control issue please call 402-444-7800 and press 1.

Customer Service:  
Our main front door is closed to limit human contact to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
However we are continuing services including lost and found pets, Rainbow Bridge, and foster care visits.
For questions regarding these or other services that would normally bring you to the shelter please call
402-905-3463 during business hours: 9am to 7pm weekdays or 10am to 5pm weekends.

We are still adopting pets, however we are switching to adoptions by appointment and only accepting applications online.  Please see the new process below 

Pet Food Pantry is 2-4 pm on Fridays, in the Spay/Neuter Center on the NHS Campus.
Training Classes continue as scheduled--your instructor will contact you with changes.

Donation Drop Off:
We so appreciate donations of pet food for the pantry, treats, kitty litter and puppy pads! You can bring them to our front door.
At this time we are, regretfully, NOT accepting towels, blankets, pet beds and the like due to recommendations related to decreasing the spread of COVID-19. 
To help us with our greatest needs you can donate online right here.

Adoption Process Changes: 

To keep recommended social distancing and avoid long lines and waits at the shelter we are now offering online applications and adoptions by appointment!

  1. Check the adoption pages for adoptable dogs, cats or critters. 
  2. Click the photos to pull up a pet's profile and see if he or she might be a good match for you. Note their names and i-d numbers. 
  3. Fill out an online application which is linked at the bottom of each pet's profile. You can list up to three pets you'd like to meet on any one application (so you don't have to fill out three applications for three dogs). 
  4. After you hit submit you should get an email back confirming we have received your application. 
  5. We get many applications so you will only be contacted if you are determined to be a match for the animal or animals you selected and if they are still available. 
  6. All pets continue to be adopted on a first-come, first-served basis and shown by appointment only, so we cannot guarantee that the animals you requested to meet will still be available at the time we reivew your application. 
  7. See adoptable pets here
These are different times, so we appreciate your ability to "flex" with us as we continue to work to get animals into great homes. Thank you for your willingness to open your home to a shelter pet and please keep checking our website and submitting applications for potential pets, should we be unable to match your first try. 




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