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 8/31/20: With the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases, visitors will be limited to those who have at least submitted an adoption application. Those who have been interviewed and approved to adopt will have priority if more than 20 people who have applied to adopt want to visit at any given 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.

Masks/cloth face coverings are required as specified by the Lincoln/Lancaster County directed health measure.  

Thank you for your understanding.   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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Thank you for your Give to Lincoln Day generosity!

Thank you to everyone who donated through Give to Lincoln Day!  Donation totals are not yet finalized, but our total stands at $34,617 as of now.  This is a huge help in caring for the cats!  We are humbled by your generosity, especially this year.  Thank you so much!

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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