Feral Cats

Work to improve the lives of free roaming and feral cats in our community.

Helping Feral Cats

Feral versus Free Roaming

What is the difference between a free-roaming cat and a feral cat? Free-roaming cats are generally friendly toward people and may have an owner, but are allowed to roam free, or were owned at some time in the past but have been abandoned. Feral cats are not socialized and do not make good pets as they are scared of people and can rarely be touched or domesticated. Whether a cat is feral or free-roaming, they both play a large role in the pet over-population problem, and should be altered to prevent further suffering.


If you are interested in trapping and spaying or neutering feral or free-roaming cats in your area, and live in the city of Omaha, please call 402-905-3490 to discuss your options as a feral cat colony caretaker. If you live outside of the Omaha city limits, please contact Feline Friendz at www.felinefriendz.org for more information.

Spay and Neuter Center

*Please note: Due to staffing issues, the NHS Spay and Neuter Center has temporarily ceased operations so our medical staff can provide care for the homeless animals at the core of our mission. We plan to re-open the SNC as soon as possible and are actively hiring positions. We know this is a hardship and are truly sorry for the inconvenience. 

If you decide to bring your cat(s) to the NHS Spay & Neuter Center (SNC) to be sterilized, please note the following information:

  • One or two feral cats may be dropped off between 7:30 and 9 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays. No appointment is necessary. Feral cats are not accepted on Thursdays.
  • All feral cats brought in for surgery MUST be in individual raccoon size traps. No feral cats will be accepted in carriers, kennels, boxes, etc. Only one cat per trap.
  • Cover the trap with a towel or sheet to minimize the cat’s stress level and view of its surroundings.
  • Cats will stay overnight and must be picked up between 7:15 and 9 a.m the morning after surgery.

Feral Cat Colony Caretaker Permit- Omaha and Bellevue

Please check out the infomation page for more details on beocming a Feral Cat Colony Caretaker Permit holder by clicking here. 

You Can Help Save A Life

Adopt A New Best Friend

You are the answer to providing homeless pets a second chance. Adopt, don’t shop and offer deserving pets a bright future.

Adopt Today

Help An Animal

Rescuing, Rehabilitating and Rehoming animals is not cheap…but it’s the right thing to do. Help us fund lifesaving treatments and programs.

Donate Today

Get Involved

You can make a huge difference in the lives of shelter animals  by offering your time and TLC. 

Get Involved

E-Newsletter Signup

Sign up to receive our quarterly newsletter with Nebraska Humane Society news, resources and stories or update your info.

Get Social With Us!

NHS is a not for profit 501-C3 organization; EIN: 47-0378997. Copyright © 2024 Nebraska Humane Society. All Rights Reserved.
8929 Fort Street Omaha, Nebraska 68134

Designed by Blackbaud