Grand Reopening of Nebraska Humane Society, other shelter updates

By on June 4, 2020

With all the pandemic, social unrest, and general weirdness of 2020, you may have missed some news from your favorite humane organizations. Things are different and changing every day.

Luckily, Pam Wiese, VP of Marketing and Public Relations at the Nebraska Humane Society (NHS), has given us a few updates regarding events, how renovations have been going at the shelter, and other general goings on at NHS.

Grand Opening 

The shelter has been renovating its space for a number of months, and things are nearing completion. The shelter isn’t ready to have folks in the new space yet, but folks will be able to see the new digs soon enough!

NHS continues to do adoptions online, but some stuff is getting moved back in and closer to normal. “Because of the pandemic,” Wiese said, “we don’t have our grand opening parties planned, so it’s all sort of anti-climactical.”

That said, stay tuned and we’ll let you know when the shelter is operating out of the “new” space!

Black Ties and Tails Event

One of the shelter’s biggest events of the year will look different this time around. The Black Tie and Tails fundraiser has not only been moved again, but it will be a virtual event. From July 13 to 17, there will be a silent auction, donation opportunities, videos of pet stories, and more– all online. 

At this time, there is no cost to check out the website and see some of the silent auction previews, but the week of the event, people will have to put in a credit card to see and bid.

Click to see the event —>

Training Classes, Summer Camps, and more

Training Classes are back up and running, but the shelter is limiting class sizes.

Summer Camps in July –  NHS is limiting sizes of camps and doing sanitizing etc.    More info —>

Birthday parties

No birthday parties will be held at the shelter, but NHS will bring the party to you with “Doggie Drive ups” and Pup-Up Pawties!  Information on those can be found here.

Saturday Play groups with Yappy Pack

The shelter has divided its meadow (with snow fencing) into three sections. The groups can have 25 people per section in compliance with the health dept regulations… so 75 at a time. Yappy Pack is running playgroups once again on Saturday mornings and will also start their Thursday night groups back up in June.   Info here:

So, if you were wondering what’s changed at the state’s largest shelter, these are some examples! We know change is hard, but inevitable. Stay safe and look forward to joining NHS once again… very soon.

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