Friday, March 20, 2020 | NHS Staff
To protect everyone's health and safety amidst COVID-19, NHS has changed some of our processes.
Our Entrance: is located one door to the left of the main entrance.
Officers are responding to all regular and emergency animal-related calls.
If you have an animal control issue please call 402-444-7800 and press 1.
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.
Those who find a stray pet are asked if possible, to temporarily foster the found animal and help find the owner. (This can be done by posting on neighborhood app, the Lost Pets of Omaha Facebook page etc.) This can help quickly reunify pets and owners without them needing to enter the shelter. If that's not possible, we ask that you drop off animals in our drop-off kennels and fill out the paperwork. This will help limit face to face interactions. To report a lost or found pet check here.
Owner Surrender: We are accepting owner surrendered pets from Omaha and Sarpy County. If you are not in an emergency situation, and can keep your pet temporarily, we ask you consider keeping your pets for another 15-30 days and surrender at a later date. That will help limit the numbers coming in all at once at a time. For information on surrendering click here.
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.
Summer Camps are happening in July, however we are limiting camp sizes, having children wear masks etc. to conform health department guidelines. Find out more here.
Doggie Playgroups are running but we are limiting numbers allowed on the NHS meadow. More playgroup info here.
Doggie Driveups and Pup-Up Pawties bring NHS fun to you--find out more here!
Donation Drop Off:
We so appreciate donations of pet food for the pantry, treats, kitty litter and puppy pads! We are also back to taking donations of towels, toys and pet supplies. Our entry doors remain closed to limit the number of people inside, but you are welcome to pop donations into the vestibule area, or give us a jingle and we will gladly accept them inside.
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!