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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.


Meet our Staff

Central Nebraska Humane Society Staff


Executive Director:

Chasity Cross



Angus T. Loner


Development Director:

Kendrick Clay


Finance Director:

Tracy Bleier



Administrative Assistant / Marketing:

Chrissy Garton



Shelter Manager:

Maggie Cates


Medical Team:


Dr. Brad Adrian


Vet Assistants:

Emily B.

Jessica L.


Adoption Team:

Adoption Specialists:

Cristina M.

Kari S.

Nick V.

Jeremy F.

Keisha C.


Animal Care Team:

Feline Care:

Amanda B.

Amber G.

Jessica M.

LeAnn P.

Luci S.


Canine Care:

Seth B.

Adryan, D

Candy F.

Natalie M.

Joshua P.

Devin M.


Animal Control Authority Staff

Animal Control Authority Officers:

Rose K. - Lead ACO

Kayla B.

Keisha C.


Board of Directors



Tanya Hansen


Vice President:

Tiffany Reinders


Second Vice President:

Penny Muirhead



Megan Wichman



Ashley Ambrose

Alicia Jonak

Chris Shenk

Christine Schager

Doug Cramer

Jay Gnuse

Jeff Berggren

Jeff Leep

Jennifer Barker

Keith Mingus

Leah Paulsen

Martha Gordon

Michelle Nelson

Mike Peterson

Ryan Boesen

Sarah Bockoven

Teresa Wayne

Tim McMullen