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Nebraska Humane Society
Animal Shelter
Today 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
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8929 Fort St Omaha, NE 68134
8929 Fort StreetUSNebraskaOmaha68134
Animal Shelter, Pet Store
Animal Shelter
Pet Store
Animal Control Service
Dog Trainer
Pet Adoption Service
Today 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PMThursday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PMFriday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PMSaturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PMSunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PMMonday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PMTuesday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
The Nebraska Humane Society protects, saves, and enriches the lives of animals in the communities we serve.
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"But you must understand what a no-kill shelter entails before you judge."
"Got a great little kitty during their free adoption day."
"I show the worker the bite marks on her."
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Lavon Davison
3 weeks ago
A hawk swooped down & dive-bombed a rabbit in my back yard. The hawk flew away & left the rabbit injured & stunned; it was obviously suffering.... So I called the humane society to inquire if they service wild animals. The lady confirmed my address & advised that this is considered an emergency & that she would dispatch an officer immediately. I was extremely pleased and relieved, when an older gentleman officer arrived in less than 10 minutes! He happened to be very close to my neighborhood. He gently picked the bunny up and put it in a cage. ...Thank you so much for your help!
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Ericka Lippoldt
a month ago
We were forced to surrender our two beloved cats who were both under the age of 5 because our baby was allergic. We had adopted both of these cats from NHS in the first place. Both were declawed, house cats who loved adults, babies, dogs etc. The NHS 'humanely euthanized' aka killed our cats immediately upon receiving them. I highly doubt a behavior assessment was even given at the time of surrender. We purchased them from the humane society to begin with..meaning they had passed the prior 'behavior assessments'. I will never step foot in this murder zone again.
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Jennifer Marsh
3 months ago
We've adopted a cat from the Nebraska Humane Society and we love them. We are about to adopt another in the next few days! Many people complain that the "Staff" are non professional. Well...many of them are nonprofessionals! The shelter runs on MANY volunteers. And, I'm so grateful to everyone of them. They know about the animals as best as they can and steer us in the best direction for the best fit they as they can. We got a wonderful cat from them several years ago! She is queen of our house! Now we need to find her a new King! The place is clean, the animals are well cared for! Sometimes a ball gets dropped, but they are human. They follow the law, and care for the animals with the best and biggest hearts I know! I will adopt from them for years to come!
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Jordan Frost
a week ago
Done business with these folks on many occasions. Great organization! Also got my two boys from there 6 years ago!
in the last week
As a former volunteer with NHS, I no longer enjoy coming here or volunteering. When volunteering, you get notifications when dogs are put down, and I was appalled by the number of emails I received in my time with NHS about a dog being put down for one random reason or another. Many of the 'issues' they cited as being worthy of killing an animal were generally able to be addressed through behavior training, providing the animal some isolation (moving them out of the main kennels), or through understanding of the stress the animals go through when at NHS. Instead, it seemed they were ready to put dogs down for anything, and I found this to be very sickening considering I was dealing with a 'humane society'. This all came after my initial volunteer training with NHS, but during my volunteer training, I was already uncomfortable with this place. When going on a tour through the extra kennels where they hold dogs prior to putting them on the adoption floor, we passed by a beautiful German Shepherd. She was shy, but appeared sweet and just a little drowsy. A member of the behavior staff leading the tour told us that she was given up by a family and that it had been hard for her - and then proceeded to tell us that they may just have to put her down because it may be "the best thing for her" after being surrendered. A perfectly healthy, beautiful dog needs to be put down because she was given up by humans, something completely out of her control? This kind of thinking seems to be common at NHS, and the staff in particular seem almost eager to put down a dog/cat for any reason they can come up with, with many of these reasons hardly being valid. It seemed strange to me as well that an animal would be posted on NHS's Facebook page with an advertisement to adopt them, but just days later, volunteers of NHS would receive an email notifying us that the animal had just been put down. This happened several times. It seems as though these things are planned - that they get tired of a certain animal and make a last push for it to be adopted before they put it down for a strange reason. Even if they are not planned, the rate of animals being put down for reasons beyond their control (or for reasons that could be helped) is far too high. The environment of NHS is also poor and is the last thing I will touch on. There were many times I visited to volunteer and kennel upon kennel contains an ill dog, hidden behind the 'guillotine' in each kennel. The workers at NHS (workers, not volunteers) are frequently unpleasant and seem to rush through everything. Dogs are rushed through walks and the adoption interviews are far too minimal and do not ensure that the dog will go to a good home. I trust many of the people who visit NHS to adopt, but the adoption staff seem to blindly trust everyone and give up animals far too easily. The environment of NHS often feels heavy and upsetting, likely due to the stressed animals, unhelpful workers, and the lack of caring that appears to be prevalent here. If you are looking to adopt an animal, I suggest smaller rescues, many of which are breed-specific. These rescues typically do home checks, provide adopters with helpful supplies for their new animal, and they tend to give more focused attention to each animal through the adoption process. I understand that NHS has a lot on their plate, and they try hard, but it seems that there is something sad and dark associated with the rescue that is not to the benefit of the animals here. NHS needs to make some changes and associate with new staff that truly have the best interest of the animals at heart.
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tim markey
2 months ago
With a large Woodchuck running thru our back yard. Right next to a Grade School. The Humane Society informed me it was our problem and let them know when it is ready for them to remove.I just ask for a live trap and some help. Thanks for nothing. I do hope it does not hurt the children coming and going from school. With all the support given to them. I believed they would be willing to support our neighborhood with this large roaming animal.
Cody Bartholomew
3 months ago
I went in to look at kittens with my girlfriend, we found two that we fell in love with and started the adoption process right away. Overall I was met by a kind staff who was helpful with every question and easy to work with. That being said, my only two complaints were the LONG wait time to adopt (2 hours) and the health of one of the kittens. The wait time was inconvenient but ultimately did not bother me because others were being assisted and the proper process was being done to ensure the kittens went to a good home. The bigger issue I had was that only a couple days after I got the kittens home one of them developed symptoms of a respiratory infection brought on by stress. The only reason I knew what it was right away is because when we adopted the kittens the employee said it is always a possibility for the kittens to develop it when going into a new environment because of the stress. The part that bothered me was my unanswered calls to the NHS when I realized my kitten was suffering and her eye was starting to swell. Long story short her eye got so swollen she could not see out of it and I knew the next step was her being in critical condition so I went to an urgent care facility and spent $150 (more then the price of both kittens) to have her treated (the medicine only cost $30). Still, at this point I was not upset at NHS in any way. The part that upset me was a day later when I got a call back from them regarding my voice mail and the employee said the kitten had the issue before we adopted it. So when we first adopted it and was "warned" of potential issues what it really seemed like is them covering themselves for not disclosing the full information. I would much rather of known upfront and paid $30 for medication to keep treating the kitten or be prepared to treat it rather then rush to urgent care with an animal in pain and spend 5 times as much money. In summary, I give them praise for the worthy cause they provide and ultimate helping animals but as a business man I was less then satisfied for what seemed to be a lack of communication and possibly false advertising. I can get over the fact of spending so much additional money but it is harder to be okay with an animal suffering when it could have been prevented. My suggestion, still be a customer but ask for a "carfax" on any pet you are interested in. Especially after reading other reviews. P.S. my kitten still shows symptoms to this day
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Allison Vergin
4 months ago
I have never felt as bad as I did when my husband and I brought our cat in to surrender. Your employees said he would be put down if he didn't pass your "tests". He's just a kitten and has so much life to live. Your employees should be thrown in cages and forced to go through a string of tests all while not understanding what's going on or where they are. The Nebraska Humane Society makes me feel like a murderer and I am anything but. I've always loved animals and help strays on the street. Never again will I do "business" with you! Your employees showed very little care for our scared kitten. He was more of a bother and just more paper work. We asked to take him back after you told us everything that he would be put through and you refused. Then when on to say only if we adopted him. You need to start with all of the things an animal will have to go through before you force the owner to hand them over. Yes I was forced to hand him over. Never got to say goodbye or anything. It was very rude and heartless. I will never recommend NHS to anyone looking for a new furry friend.
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