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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Visiting The Cat House and COVID-19 restrictions

Update 5/1/21: 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/cloth face coverings are required as specified by the Lincoln/Lancaster County directed health measure.  

Thank you for your understanding.   Watch this spot for updates as the DHM is changed.  We’re all looking forward to the day when these measures are no longer needed!


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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Give to Lincoln Day

Give to Lincoln Day

Give to Lincoln Day is Tuesday, May 25th! Donations made HERE through the end of the day May 25th are eligible for a proportionate share of a $500,000 challenge match fund! This community-wide giving day has been The Cat House’s biggest fundraiser every year, but it’s especially important again this year, as we’re unable to have our usual fundraisers. The cats’ need for help does not decrease during a pandemic. Please give generously so we can continue to help cats and kittens in need!

Schedule your donation today to help cats and kittens from Lincoln and the surrounding area!

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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