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Clear the Shelters Event

This Saturday

Drool in the Pool

Grand Island Is Going to the Dogs

Dates have been set for the 2018 Central Nebraska Humane Society’s “Drool in the Pool.” The dogs’ only event at Island Oasis Water Park will be held Sunday, August 19 with check-in at 6:45p and the doggy swim from 7-9p.

CNHS board executive consultant, Laurie Dethloff said, “School is back in session, and Island Oasis is getting set to close for the season, so it’s time to bring out the dogs. This has been an exciting event that grows every year—and we thank the City of Grand Island for allowing us to use the waterpark for a great fundraiser for the shelter.”

Drool in the Pool is for dogs only with an entry fee of $10 per dog and one dog per handler. Cats and other household pets will be turned away. A complete list of rules can be found at or on the shelter Facebook page.

“I’m convinced that this is a successful event because participants know that every dollar raised goes to the treatment and care of the many animals we see each year. Plus, for that same reason, there has been a groundswell of support over recent weeks that is cause for celebration and I believe, is setting the standard for shelter fundraising for the rest of the year.” Dethloff said.

“Everything we do is for the animals,” Dethloff said, “We keep looking for ways to better care for the animals, medically, socially and environmentally. Our wish list is always teeming with projects, and “Drool in the Pool” is a great way to accomplish even more.

Established in 1967, the Central Nebraska Humane Society has touched thousands of animals and families in 70 Nebraska counties and 30 states.

Drool in the Pool
Island Oasis Water Park
Sunday, August 19, 2018
6:45p Registration
$10 admission per dog




Strategic Plan

Press Release (PDF)

In line with the vision and mission of the CNHS, the overarching strategic directive of the Strategic Plan is to “provide the best experience for all animals in our care and in the communities we serve.” The Strategic Plan sets forth six interrelated Strategic Objectives: 

1) Identify and implement best policies and practices to improve shelter animal welfare and increase adoption  

2) Modify shelter to minimize animal stress and disease transmission, enhance socialization, and promote adoption
3) Recruit, develop, and sustain strong board membership
4) Educate and engage community, donors, and partners
5) Improve our financial position for continued growth
6) Retain key staff and volunteers

Click here to view the CNHS Strategic Plan for 2018-2020 (PDF).





Drool in the Pool

Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Phone: Website

During the event, your dog will be able to make new pup pals, take a dip in the pool and enjoy a little splashing around before the pool is closed for the season! We are very excited to provide this opportunity for the community and cannot wait to see you all there! To keep this event enjoyable and safe for everyone, we ask that you closely follow each of the guidelines below: • This is an event for Dogs only – cats and other household pets will not be admitted. • 1 (one) dog per.. read more...

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