Private Pet Cremation

Every pet is unforgettable and unique. With that in mind, we offer private cremation services for your beloved family members.

Rainbow Bridge Private Pet Cremation

Legend has it that when a beloved pet dies he goes to a place of beauty Over the Rainbow Bridge. We understand how unforgettable and unique each pet is. With that in mind, the Nebraska Humane Society offers Rainbow Bridge private pet cremations. We treat your pets with the utmost respect because that’s the way we want our pets treated. Rainbow Bridge proceeds stay right here at the shelter, so as you take care of your pet you are also taking care of homeless animals who need medical treatments, TLC and safe haven. We can think of no better tribute for a beloved companion!


Rainbow Bridge offers private cremations for pet-owners. Please click here to learn more »

*Rainbow Bridge does not include a private euthanasia service for pet owners. The Nebraska Humane Society does perform euthanasia for any animal surrendered to us, who comes through our doors beyond our help. But we don't have the resources to provide private euthanasia, with owners present. We know the shelter is a busy, stressful place, and we believe a pet's final experience should be as peaceful as possible. With that in mind, we encourage all pet owners to work with their veterinarian on euthanasia decisions. Your vet knows your pet's medical history and current situation, and can help you decide the best course to take. Your veterinarian can also provide a private, calm place for you to be with your pet. Some offer mobile services that can provide in-home euthanasia. If you cannot afford the cost of euthanasia, the shelter can and will euthanize to end a pet's suffering, but we don't have the facility for you to be present. 

Packages and Pricing

Once cremation is complete, the ash is hand collected and placed in a container of your choice. Learn more and choose a package »

Pay tribute to your beloved pet

The front walkway of the Nebraska Humane Society is paved with memorial bricks, which provide a permanent tribute to our companions. Click here to learn more »

Pet loss support group

* Please note: Our Pet Loss Support Group is on temporary hold  as our volunteer facilitators take some much deserved time off.  Please check back in 2024 for a schedule of when the group will resume. Losing a pet can be painful and disruptive to your life, so the Nebraska Humane Society is here to help. We offer a FREE pet loss support group on the second Saturday of every month at 10:30 a.m.These informal discussion groups are led by volunteer grief specialists with a deep love of pets. Feel free to stop by once or attend monthly. Reservations are not required. Come to share or simply listen. Whatever you choose, we’re here to help with your healing. The support group is open to the public. View the details on our calendar page »

Contact information

Click here to learn more about Rainbow Bridge, including answers to frequently asked questions. 

Please contact us at 402-444-7800, ext. 2231, or send an email. * Hours: Noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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