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 11/13/20: With the recent COVID-19 surge, visitors will be limited to those who have been interviewed and approved to adopt, with no more than 10 visitors allowed at any time.  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 continue to offer claw-clipping services to our alumni; we appreciate the humans waiting outdoors while volunteers give the cats their mani/pedis.

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!

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Featured Cats

Tiger and Griffin

Tiger and Griffin

Tiger and Griffin are sisters who were born in early 2017. They were spayed through our trap-neuter-return program as young cats, and got quite...

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Balthazar

Balthazar

Balthazar has honed his computer skills during the time his foster parents have been working from home. He likes some lap time, too. He would do...

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Greybe

Greybe

Greybe came to us from an abuse/hoarding situation, along with several other cats. While she is fine living with other cats, she would also be happy...

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Join us at the Seward Craft Show on November 21st!

This has certainly been an interesting year in terms of fundraising opportunities, with pretty much all events cancelled due to the pandemic. Thank you for all your support at the Haymarket Farmers’ Market this summer. But you have another opportunity to stock up on catnip sticks and purr pads at the 40th Annual Seward Holiday Craft Show, on November 21st, at the Seward Fair Grounds. We hope to see you there!

Ways to Help

WE BELIEVE THAT CATS OF EVERY AGE, HEALTH CONDITION, AND TEMPERAMENT DESERVE A LOVING HOME. PLEASE HELP US WITH THIS MISSION.

DONATE

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.

VOLUNTEER

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.

SHOP AND DINE

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

WISH LIST

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

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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