Community Resources

Providing a helping hand to pet owners in need.

Community Resources

At the Nebraska Humane Society, our job is not done once a pet is adopted. We also work to keep pets in homes by providing services for pet owners who may need a helping hand. By offering resources, we hope to keep pets out of our shelter and in the arms of their loving owners. 

Pet loss support group

* Please note:  The Pet Loss Support Group is on temporary hold. Please check back in soon for an update on when they will resume. 

Losing a pet can be painful and disruptive to your life, so the Nebraska Humane Society is here to help. We now offer a FREE pet loss support group to help accommodate grieving pet parents. These informal discussion groups are led by volunteer grief specialists with experience in counseling and a deep love of pets. Feel free to stop by once or attend monthly. Reservations are not required. These groups are open to the public, so come to share or simply listen. Whatever you choose, we’re here to help with your healing.

Pet Food Pantry 

The Pet Food Pantry is open Fridays from 2-4 p.m. at the Center for Humane Education. That building is located on the west side of the NHS campus, behind Walgreens. This pantry can help tide over pet owners who have fallen on hard times. No appointment is needed. Food is distributed free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Project Pet Safe 

Project Pet Safe provides temporary, safe housing of the companion animals of domestic abuse victims while those individuals work with an advocate to leave an abusive situation.  Thanks to generous supporters, we work to arrange free, short term housing for these pets until they can be reunited with their loving owners.  For more information about Project Pet Safe, e-mail or call 402-681-0781. 

If you or someone you know is in need of a domestic violence advocate, contact one of the agencies listed below:

Women Center for Advancement (WCA):
Catholic Charities:

El Proyecto Mascota Segura ofrece alojamiento temporal y seguro para las mascotas de las víctimas de violencia doméstica mientras que esas personas trabajan con un defensor para alejarse de una situación abusiva. Gracias a generosos contribuidores, trabajamos para organizar alojamiento temporal gratuito para mascotas hasta que éstas puedan reunirse con sus amados propietarios. Para obtener más información sobre Proyecto Mascota Segura, envíe un correo electrónico a o llame al 402-444-7800 ext. 14 para español.

Si usted o alguien a quien usted conoce necesita de un defensor en un caso de violencia doméstica, comuníquese con una de las agencias que se detallan a continuación:

Women Center for Advancement (WCA):
Catholic Charities:


Once a month, shelter volunteers load up and deliver free pet food to any senior, with a licensed companion animal, who qualifies for Meals on Wheels. We understand that nurturing pets also nurtures their companions—on many different levels! Ask about Animeals at the Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging when you sign up for Meals on Wheels at 402-444-6766. 

Project P.E.T.S

Project PETS (Pet Enhanced Therapy for Seniors) works to adopt pets to area care facilities and nursing homes, to provide residents companionship and unconditional love. Our trainers work with the staff of the facility to find and/or train appropriate pets who are docile, yet social animals, that love attention. Send an email or call 402-905-3472 for more information.

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