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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Give to Lincoln Day

Give to Lincoln Day is a community-wide day of giving, where your donation goes further because organizations receive a proportional share of a $500,000 challenge match fund. Give to Lincoln Day is more important than ever to the cats this year, since traditional fundraising events have not been possible.  Online donations can be scheduled from May 1st through May 28th; click the button below to get started.  Check donations can also be made all month.  Thank you for your support during these extraordinary times.   Many wonderful cats are depending on you!

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Featured Cats

Savannah

Savannah

Savannah is an outgoing cat, born in mid-2017. She enjoys human attention more than hanging out with other cats. Savannah enjoys chatting with you,...

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Freckles

Freckles

Freckles is a friendly guy who loves heights - shoulders, shelves, cat trees, he likes them all! Freckles was born in mid-2017. He would prefer to...

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Sundance

Sundance

Sundance is a gorgeous house panther who will class up your house just with her presence.  She is shy around people she doesn't know, but that just...

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Important News about Cat House Public Hours

Updated 3/27/20: Following social distancing guidance from local, state, and national authorities, The Cat House’s regular public hours of Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 – 8 and Sunday afternoons from 1:30 – 4 will be cancelled until early May, or until the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department has rolled back current public gathering restrictions.

Approved adoption applicants may visit during those hours to finalize adoptions.  We continue to accept adoption applications; actually, so many people are interested in adopting now that our adoption callers are very busy and may take a few days to get back to you (a good problem for us to have!).  A limited number of visitors may be in our facility at any given time; visitors may be asked to remain in their cars until others have exited the building.  Adoption applicants should contact their adoption interviewer or email adoptions@thecathouse.org to confirm plans.

Watch for updates to this plan.  Thank you for your understanding.  

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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