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DONATE YOUR VEHICLE
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Donate your car, truck, motorcycle, RV, or boat to CNHS by simply completing the form here
and we'll reach out to you to arrange the pick-up of your vehicle donation, at no cost to you. You may qualify for
a tax deduction while supporting a cause that is near and dear to your heart!
Vehicle donation pick-up is always free to you and most vehicles can be picked up within 24-72 hours. You'll receive an initial car donation
receipt upon pick-up and then our team will work to turn your car into cash to support our cause. Once your vehicle is sold, we will provide
you proper tax forms in time to file. Click here for more info.
Sign Language makes all the difference in their world at the Central Nebraska Humane Society!
When Rosie, a mixed breed boxer arrived on December 7, 2013 a journey began that is changing the lives of eight dogs, the staff and one amazing
It was easy to see the huge heart through the soulful eyes of Rosie. Yet an invisible barrier held the interaction with her to a minimum. Her face
made you smile as she marveled at each gesture. The tender stroke of her head, a gentle ear rub and the good old fashioned tummy scratch reflected
such an appreciation for human contact. Determined to communicate with Rosie, volunteer Tracie did not perceive deafness as disability. Rather
she viewed it as a challenge to try something where sound would not be required to communicate with Rosie. Tracie developed her own style of
hand-signals or sign language and began teaching Rosie with positive treat reinforcements. With the ability to understand people, Rosie thrived
and her playful personality appeared!
Rosie was ready for a forever home with a family willing to continue enhancing her life with hand signals and love. IT took time for that special
family to learn Rosie was available for adoption, meet her and then make a lifelong commitment. Only thirty miles away lived Cindy Koch. Cindy,
with her daughter and son drove to meet Rosie. Cindy is deaf and had always imagined having a deaf dog in the family. After meeting Rosie,
creating that bond and having a family discussion, the decision to adopt was made! Two years later Rosie and her family still visit the shelter
staff and her beloved friend Tracie who made such a humane, compassionate and dedicated effort to changing her world.
The Central Nebraska Humane Society has continued to work with seven other deaf dogs. Tracie, other volunteers and staff have expanded opportunities
for their different personalities and activities have been developed.
Pinky came in as a stray on April 1, 2016. No one came to claim her! The staff immediately began to teach her signs. As a young girl full
of energy with no ability to release it, she went to learning signs. She learned the signs for sit and down quickly. When she figured out that
thumbs up meant "good girl" she smiled. Next Pinky took over the shelter's agility equipment. She was in heaven! As her vocabulary began to
grow, she learned quiet (finger to lips) and calm down (palm downward motion to the floor). She became a favorite of the volunteers and visitors.
Pinky has a lot of energy that quickly turns into affection as she wears herself out. She has a beautiful smile and her tail wags when she
sees her favorite people.
Diana was surrendered on December 12, 2014 because her owner did not have time for her. Shortly after her sister was abandoned and then also surrendered
for adoption. Diana, learned shake and down in less than ten minutes. Playtime without her sister is a skill she needed help learning. Staff
played hide and go seek with her and she excelled at it. She is constantly thinking and quickly learned that she could climb the six foot chain
link fence to go visit her favorite friends. Diana graduated from a six week obedience class, really likes the agility teeter totter, ramps,
steps and poles. Recently, her sister was adopted and has moved over 100 miles away.
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