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  • 2018 Pet Adoptions
    YTD 625
  • 2018 Return to Owner
    YTD 278

*Statement from CNHS*

The Central Nebraska Humane Society is releasing a statement in response to social media inquiries the past 24 hours. CNHS is not a “high kill shelter” and has no future intentions of becoming a high kill shelter. The goal of CNHS and its board is to complete the non-profit’s mission: “The purpose of the Central Nebraska Humane Society is to promote the adoption of rescued, abandoned, abused or neglected animals into safe, lifelong homes.”


The organization has been working on multiple initiatives to become a Capacity to Care Shelter. This includes implementing many practices with the main focuses on preventing the spread of disease, over-population, long shelter stays, and stress put on animals and staff.


In order to achieve these goals and make these transitions, the board and staff has been working hard to make immediate improvements to CNHS. This includes:

  • Growing the foster program
  • Launching new adoption promotions by offering free adult cats and $50 adoption fees on adult dogs in the months of October and November
  • Fundraising efforts and raising donations to improve the shelter and medical facilities

All these efforts that have been launched in the past three months have led to more adoptions, increased awareness in the community and safer and cleaner environment for animals. We understand change is a process and takes time, and support from the local community. We are proud to call Grand Island our home and serve the families and animals of this region.

Some of the posts made about CNHS were by private citizens and do not represent the organizations policies and practices. Our organization of caring staff and board members believe in transparency and quality care. For more information, please follow our official social media pages and statements.


Be a HERO!

Help us soar with our 2018 fundraising campaign!

Feeling like a superhero today? Click the following link and press the yellow "Donate" button:

Be a hero for the animals at Central Nebraska Humane Society! Our building is showing wear and is need of rescuing. Our goal is to raise $450,000 to revitalize our facilities. These funds will help provide some much needed repairs and additions: a new HVAC, floor epoxy, plumbing improvements, industrial appliances, and additional staff to help care for the many animals that come through our doors. 

We feel like heroes everyday helping to place animals in their forever homes. With your help, we can get one step closer to saving them all! Click the links below to see our full brochure and the fundraising letter. 


Fundraising Letter.pdf




Fall Foster Fever!

YOU can help an animal in need!



We have limited space here at the shelter and unfortunately, we are running out! Help us increase our capacity by becoming a temporary home for a shelter pet! We are especially in need of DOG FOSTERS. If you would be willing to open your home to a doggy in need, please stop by and fill out an application today!


What we provide: Medical care through our vet staff. We can also supply food/basic equipment if needed. If you are able to supply those things yourself, that helps us even more!


What you provide: A loving, temporary home!!


Once the animal is placed with you, we will continue to advertise them as available for adoption. We do ask that you be open to bringing the animal in to CNHS for routine medical treatment and interested adopter meet and greets. We are working on putting together a handbook for our foster families and would be happy to answer any questions you might have when you stop in. Thanks so much for considering our foster program!





BBQ Party

Time: 11 AM - 1 PM

Phone: (308) 385-5305 Website

'Dogs for dogs! Join us on October 20th for our BBQ Party at the Central Nebraska Humane Society! We will have a hot dog cookout sponsored by Hy-Vee. We will have carnival style games and a bounce house, so bring the kids! And of course all of our resident animals will be eagerly awaiting a play date with you! Cost is $5/person. All proceeds go towards the cost of surgery for Kristen and Tyson, two dogs from our shelter who suffer from Cruciate Disease. This debilit.. read more...

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