Surrendering a Pet

NHS offers resources to help keep animals in loving homes, and we urge pet owners to consider all options before deciding to surrender their pet.

Surrendering a Pet

Giving up a Pet 

Due to current staffing shortages, NHS needs to temporarily limit the number of animals in shelter. We are still taking all strays from our jurisdiction. But we are accepting owner-surrendered animals only in emergency situations. We do have options if you wish to rehome your pet. You can read more about those alternative options here.

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The process of surrendering your pet

If you are a resident of Omaha or Sarpy County and are unable to keep your pet for safety reasons, eviction, the pet is sick, injured or aggressive etc. our staff will evaluate and accept pets on a case-by-case basis at the shelter.

Hours: Weekdays 9 a.m.-7 p.m. / Weekends 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Si necesita ayuda para completar un formulario de solicitud de entrega en español, llame al 402-905-3462 ext 2262 para dejar un mensaje de voz. Un representante de servicio al cliente de habla hispana lo llamará para ayudarlo.

Surrendering a Pet to Animal Control

Animal control will pick up a pet for surrender in an emergency situation if the animal is sick, injured or aggressive. There is a $30 fee for this service. Contact dispatch at 402-444-7800, ext. 1.

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