Nebraska Humane Society

The Nebraska Humane Society (NHS), founded in 1875, is the fifth oldest humane society in the U.S. and one of the largest. We are the only open-entry animal shelter in the Omaha metro area (population 750,000). As an open-entry shelter, more than 20,000 animals, including wildlife, come through our doors annually. In 2020, we helped 7,318 animals find new adoptive homes, and reached more than 200,000 people with our programs and message of compassion and humane treatment. NHS is contracted to provide animal control services in a 400 square mile area. We provide medical care, shelter, and a second chance for stray, lost, abandoned, and abused animals in our jurisdiction.

Charity Navigator Ratings

Overall Rating

(4/4)|94.5 Score


(4/4)|93.34 Score

Accountability & Transparency

(4/4)|96 Score



Headquarter Address

8929 Fort Street
Omaha, NE 68134