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.
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.
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.