Staff goes above and beyond to help community

We want to give a shoutout to the NHS staff for doing something really special recently.

Monday, February 1, 2021 | NHS staff

We want to give a shoutout to the NHS staff for doing something really special recently.

An elderly woman mailed in her cat licensing fee with a note asking us to take her cat because she could no longer afford food for her beloved pet. First, Cindy in licensing sent back her check, used grant money to cover the annual fee and requested that our animal control officers do a wellness check on the home and to bring her some cat food.

Once the officers arrived, they found out that not only did the woman not have food for her cat, but not for herself, either. Officers Brown and Binau went to the grocery store to pick up several bags of food for the woman, while Officer Williams shoveled her walkways.

This is just one the many ways that our ACOs - and the rest of our staff - strive to make a positive difference in the community. We're so glad to be able to keep the woman and her kitty united!

The story didn't stop there!

As always, the Omaha pet-loving community stepped up. So many of you wanted to help! Animal Control contacted a couple of "People" centric agencies who can offer longer-term help to the pet owner.

NHS also has a program called "Animeals" where volunteers deliver pet food/litter once a month to folks who are using Meals on Wheels. We work with ENOA and utilize both donated and purchased food (we purchase if we don't get the right products donated). We added a donate button to the post and you all raised an AMAZING $5,000 to put the toward that program! Thank you, everyone, so much for your continued dedication to not only the animals at the shelter, but the animals and people who may be needing a little bit of help in our own community.

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