Planned Giving

Your estate plan can save animals’ lives long after you are gone.

Paws Forever Legacy Society

Including the Nebraska Humane Society in your estate plans will save lives long after you’re gone. Your commitment will help prop up animals who have been abandoned, abused and neglected in our community. Remembering NHS in your plans will allow us to help the thousands of animals who come through our doors each year.

Peace of mind for our animals and yours

The Paws Forever Legacy Society is our way of recognizing and thanking people whose acknowledged planned gifts help ensure the healthy financial future of NHS and the animals served by our mission. Not only will you have the satisfaction of caring for the homeless animals, but by becoming a member of the Paws Forever Legacy Society, NHS will help care for your animals should you become unable to care for them through our Paws for Life Continuing Care Program. For more information about Paws Forever, please e-mail

How to make a planned gift   

Leaving a bequest through your will or living trust: The most common planned gift is a bequest through your will or living trust. You can arrange for the gift to be a specific amount or a percentage of your estate. For more information about bequests, please e-mail

Additionally, the Nebraska Humane Society partners with FreeWill to make it easy to create your own estate plan for free. Click here to begin. Thank you for remembering us, and the animals we serve, as a part of your legacy.

Gifts from a retirement account or life insurance policy: Naming the Nebraska Humane Society as the beneficiary of your retirement plan or life insurance policy is a smart and simple way to support our organization. For more information about beneficiary designation, please e-mail

Our partnership with FreeWill means we can also offer an easy way to make a gift of stock or a qualified charitable distribution (QCD). Click here to start. Thank you again for your generous support!

Establish a Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) with NHS: A Charitable Gift Annuity funded with cash or appreciated securities is a planned gift that can provide a guaranteed lifetime income stream for you as well as giving you significant tax benefits now and in the future. For more information about gift annuities, please e-mail

Paws for Life – Planning for your pet’s future

What happens to your pets after you’re gone? Such uncertainty can weigh heavily on your mind. Our Paws for Life program allows you to rest easy knowing your pets will be cared for and loved.

Members of our Paws Forever Legacy Society receive the special benefit of being enrolled in our Paws for Life Continuing Care Program. We are pleased to offer this program to help our Paws Forever members plan for their animal companion’s future. Should a Paws Forever member predecease their pet(s), NHS will guarantee that their healthy, adoptable pets will be cared for and loved. For more information on our Paws for Life program, please e-mail

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.

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

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Get Involved

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

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