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Get to know Papillion’s Town & Country Humane Society

By on December 9, 2013

If you thought that the Nebraska Humane Society was the only place of its kind in the area, you are mistaken! We recently visited Town & Country Humane Society just south of Omaha and want to share their great story with you.

From Interstate 80 in Omaha, head south on 84th Street through Ralston and Papillion, then keep going a bit further to find Town & Country Humane Society. Founded by Judy Johnson and her daughter Lori Riedler, Town & Country has been doing good work tirelessly since 1986.

Town and Country Humane Society in Papillion is a no-kill animal shelter. Its goal is to provide shelter and sanctuary for rescued domestic and farm animals, and there’s no shortage of need.

Town and Country employs volunteers and operates thanks to donations from members of the Omaha-area pet community. Because of this, volunteers and donations (monetary or otherwise) are important for the organization’s livelihood. The help is always welcome and very much appreciated.

Town and Country urges those in the Omaha area to come out to the shelter and meet their wonderful animals looking for their forever homes. And when it says “forever homes,” the organization means it. In fact, potential adopters must fill out an application, agree to a home visit and sign a lifetime contract. An adoption fee/donation is required- this donation helps to covers the expenses that prepare the animal to live a safe and healthy life. Dogs and cats come home to you fully vetted with up-to-date immunizations, a spay or neuter operation and a microchip. The small donation keeps the shelter afloat and is surely worth the cost as taking your animals to a vet for these procedures would otherwise cost adopters hundreds of dollars. Peace of mind also comes with the donation as adopters know their new pets are ready to lead a successful life in their forever homes.

Johnson and Riedler also started the Sarpy County animal control office which has since been taken over by The Nebraska Humane Society. Town & Country currently has a dozen or so volunteers helping out with this cause.

On an average day, one will find 15-20 dogs waiting for a willing adopter along with about a dozen cats. The organization also takes in rescued animals of other kinds as well. When the rescued pets are adopted out, Town & Country then does its best to restock needy animals to further its mission. The day Pets In Omaha visited the shelter, we saw their dogs and cats for adoption in addition to a number of rabbits, so selection isn’t limited.

If and when you are thinking about adopting a pet, we at Pets in Omaha urge you to consider Town & Country. Check them out, provide an animal with a forever home, and enjoy volunteering as they can always use the help. Also, if you are able, be kind and support this great organization by making a donation of any kind.

Karen Clemente, owner of Paws & Whiskers Photography, has taken these amazing new photographs of the Town and Country dogs, cats and rabbits you see throughout this article. To see more of her photographs, check out her gallery at this link.

Town & Country Humane Society is located at 14110 South 84th Street, Papillion, Nebraska 68046 and can be reached by phone at (402) 339-5355 if you have any questions, want to donate, or wish to stop in to browse through their selection of animals which need your help. Their hours of operation are Tuesday, Thursday through Sunday 12:00pm – 5:00pm. You can also make an appointment if you wish to visit aside from normal business hours.

We at Pets in Omaha are proud to be advocates for all of our sponsors and all the rescue organizations in the area, especially our new friends at Town & Country Humane Society. Do yourself (and an animal in need) a favor by stopping in whenever it is that you decide to bring home a new family pet. Your help is greatly appreciated!

Visit their Web site here and also make sure to visit and like their Facebook page here. Thanks to Karen Clemente for sharing your photos with us and thanks to the co-founders of Town & Country for letting us profile their wonderful mission of rescuing and adopting out needy pets. Her efforts are noble and aren’t going unnoticed!

Visit today- you won’t be sorry!

 

About Eric Forrest

Eric is a pet lover, bookworm and dad. He's had 5 family dogs, 4 cats, a cottontail rabbit he nursed back to health, and two ducks. Cats are his preference, but Eric loves all little critters.

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