Visiting The Cat House and COVID-19 restrictions

Visitors are limited to those who have submitted an adoption application, whether or not they have been interviewed and approved to adopt.  If you’re interested in adopting, please see our “Adopt” page.  

If you’re interested in making a donation during our public hours, donations will be accepted at the door, regardless of building occupancy at the time.  We also continue to offer claw-clipping services to our alumni.

Masks are required for all visitors and volunteers, age 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status, to protect visitors, volunteers, and the cats.  

Non-Profit Animal Shelter

The Cat House

Providing a safe no-kill shelter and adoption facility for cats in the Lincoln, Nebraska area. 

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Featured Cats

Matt Dillon

Matt Dillon

Matt Dillon is estimated to have been born in late 2008. He was neutered through The Cat House's trap-neuter-return in late 2009, and continued to...

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Lil Gray

Lil Gray

Lil Gray is estimated to have been born in late 2018. He was found as a stray cat by someone who saw his potential, and got him neutered as well as...

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Gertrude McFuzz

Gertrude McFuzz

Gertrude McFuzz is estimated to have been born in early 2015. She came to us from a rural area where the property owners were caring for 160+ cats,...

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Fall is for craft shows!

We’re grateful that craft shows are back this year! See our events page for opportunities to stock up on our catnip sticks and purr pads, and all the other great treats you can find at craft shows.

Also, don’t forget that purr pads and catnips sticks and other toys are available year-round at The Cat House, 3633 “O” St, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 – 8 and Sunday afternoons from 1:30 – 4.

Ways to Help



The Cat House is funded by donations and adoption fees. Adoption fees don’t even cover our vet bills, so we rely on donations to keep our doors open.


The Cat House is staffed and managed by volunteers. With a wide variety of tasks available, there’s sure to be something that interests you and will suit your schedule.


You can help The Cat House at no cost to yourself, while doing things you do every day – shop, dine, and search.


It takes a lot of supplies and equipment to care for the 150+ cats and kittens in our adoption and shelter facility and foster homes. See a list of some of them on our wish list.

Paw Pages Ad

The Lincoln Journal Star’s Neighborhood Extra section features a “Paws Pages” section each month. This is a great opportunity to showcase our cats in front of a large audience, but it’s not free – each advertisement costs $42 per month. Sponsoring one or more cat listings for a month or more would be a big help in finding them permanent homes. If you can sponsor a Paws Pages listing, please contact us.


Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is a humane method of population control to reduce the number of feral cats in the environment and improve the lives of existing cats and their human neighbors . It is a comprehensive, ongoing program in which stray and feral cats already living outdoors in cities, towns, and rural areas are humanely trapped, evaluated, vaccinated, and sterilized by veterinarians.

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