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About CNHS

Established in 1967 and celebrating over 50 years of service, the Central Nebraska Humane Society is still located at the original site donated by Herbert and Barbara Glover. CNHS is the largest nonprofit 501(c) (3) animal welfare organization in a lead role in central Nebraska. On a daily basis, the Central Nebraska Humane Society shelters nearly 70 dogs and 125 cats (or more!). In 2017, the Central Nebraska Humane Society took in 3,068 animals, which averages more than 8 intakes per day. CNHS is governed by a Board of Directors whose members establish the policies, operation guidelines, strategic planning and fundraising for the organization. All donations and financial support goes directly to impacting the lives of animals in a positive way. Much of the funding CNHS needs to care for animals comes from the generous support of local donations. Funding from the relationship with local city government only covers the work of Animal Control. Currently, the CNHS staff is developing new programs including comprehensive animal foster care and dog training programs as well as revamping its volunteer program. Development of these new programs would not occur without the generous financial support of area donors. In 2017, this support helped CNHS find 1,349 animals their forever home and reunited 442 animals with their owners. To date, CNHS has adopted to over 70 counties in Nebraska and over 30 states.


Our Mission Statement

The purpose of the Central Nebraska Humane Society is to promote the adoption of rescued, abandoned, abused or neglected animals into safe, lifelong homes.


Central Nebraska Humane Society Staff

Executive Director:
Chasity Cross


Development Director:

Finance Director:

Administrative Assistant/Marketing:
Chrissy Garton 

Shelter Manager: 
Maggie Cates

Dr. Brad Adrian

Vet Assistants: 
Emily B.

Jessica L.

Adoption Specialists: 

Cristina M.

Kari S.

Keisha C.

Harmony S.

Feline Care:Maria R.

Amber G.

LeAnn P.

Luci S.

Canine Care:

Nick V.

Cody B.

Joshua P.

Sara M.

Jessica M.

Animal Control Authority Officers: 
Rose K. - Lead ACO  

Kayla B. 

Keisha C. 

Board of Directors 

Penny Muirhead 

Vice President:  
Mike Peterson  

Second Vice President:
Tim McMullen 




Alicia Jonak  

Ashley Ambrose

Barbi Marsh

Chris Murphy

Jeff Berggren

Jeff Leep

Jimmy Reed

Leah Paulsen

Marty Gordon

Michelle Nelson

Penny Muirhead

Ryan Boesen

Sarah Bockoven

Stephanie Webb

Tracy Bicknase

Theresa Engelhardt