The Cattery License was designed to allow those who are responsible cat owners to have up to 10 cats.
No one, however, may have more than 10 total animals in in Papillion. No more than 4 of those animals can be dogs. Example: If you have 8 cats you can only own 2 dogs; If you own 4 dogs you can only only own 6 cats.
Holders of an animal rescue permit are not be eligible to carry a cattery license.
Any person who operates an animals rescue and holds an animal rescue permit may own, keep, or maintain no more than 5 dogs total and/or 5 or more cats but no more than 8 total dogs and cats four months of age or older on the lot on which he or she resides or on a contiguous lot, which lot or lots are not zoned for business. Holders of a license to operate a cattery shall not be eligible to hold an animal rescue permit.
If you would like to apply for a Rescue/Cattery permit for the city of Papillion, you must:
1. Submit an application online here, or in person or by e-mail here
2. Pay a one time inspection fee of $100 (due at time of application)
3. Schedule the inspection when contacted by the Animal Control Officer This could take as long as 4 weeks depending on demand.
4. Meet the requirements of the inspection and comply with all city ordinances relating to the animals (see standards below)
5. On the annual anniversary of your permit, it is your responsibility to pay the annual renewal fee of $50 **You will receive a notification postcard annually**
While you hold a Rescue/Cattery permit, should you be found guilty of any violation of Chapter 85, the permit will be revoked. Permit premises shall be maintained with clean and safe conditions at all times. The Nebraska Humane Society has the right to inspect such premises and all the animals therein at reasonable hours to ascertain that the premises are kept in the aforementioned condition and meet prescribed standards.