Adoption Hoursย 
11:00 am - 5:30 pm M-F
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm S & S

Owner surrenders, owner reclaims/stray drop-offs hours

8:00 am - 5:30 pm M-F
8:00 am - 4:30 pm S & S


From 6pm to 10am please report after-hours animal issues to the Grand Island Police Department or the Sheriff for assistance.

Central Nebraska Humane Society

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About Us

About Our Shelter

Established in 1967 and celebrating over 50 years of service, the Central Nebraska Humane Society is still located at the original site donated by Herbert and Barbara Glover. CNHS is the largest nonprofit 501(c) (3) animal welfare organization in a lead role in central Nebraska. CNHS is governed by a Board of Directors whose members establish the policies, operation guidelines, strategic planning and fundraising for the organization.

All donations and financial support goes directly to impacting the lives of animals in a positive way. Much of the funding CNHS needs to care for animals comes from the generous support of local donations.ย Funding from the relationship with local city government only covers the work of Animal Control. Currently, the CNHS staff is developing new programs including comprehensive animal foster care and dog training programs as well as revamping its volunteer program. Development of these new programs would not occur without the generous financial support of area donors. To date, CNHS has adopted to over 70 counties in Nebraska and over 30 states.

Your Donations Go a Long Way

As a nonprofit organization, we depend on donations to run the shelter and care for the animals that need homes. Small or large we appreciate your donation.

Provides our animals with
toys and treats

Pays for critical vaccines

Assists with after-hours
medical emergency care

Not ready to give today? There are several ways you can support your local shelter.


What We Do

The purpose of the Central Nebraska Humane Society is to promote the adoption of rescued, abandoned, abused or neglected animals into safe, lifelong homes.

Rescuing Animals

Reunite Lost Pets

Pet Licensing

Care for Strays

Spay & Neuter

Pet Counseling

Finding A Home



Engraved ID Tags


We provide and house the Animal Control Authority for Grand Island
Animal abuse and neglect complaints investigation City Code: Click to view

From Facebook

Stray awaiting claim at CNHS ...

Stray awaiting claim at CNHS

Stray awaiting claim at CNHS ...

Stray awaiting claim at CNHS

Comment on Facebook

That face โค๏ธ!!


Look at them eyes๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

Courtney Flynn ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜

Mom, Dad, I did a thing and got lost and well...come get me!!

Look at that face!!!!!!

Hero is still looking for his forever home! ...

Hero is still looking for his forever home!

Comment on Facebook

So sorry Hero, Ebner and I are praying for you , your so sweet looking ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

Beautiful cat

Comment on Facebook

Love it!!

Michaela Schroeder

Casandra Rodriguez ๐Ÿ˜‚

Love this!


Cam; Faith; Jessica

Mary McDonald I’m sure 1 Newfie = 1 Pyrenees


Judy Cole, Oops, I need more Chihuahuas!

Also, if you ate not walking a dog and I am walking my big dog and coming toward you, you can stay on the sidewalk, I will pass you out on the street.

1 day ago

Central Nebraska Humane Society

Our boy Smudge found his people today!! He couldn't wait to go home and play!! Have an awesome time!! Thank you for adopting!! ...

Our boy Smudge found his people today!! He couldnt wait to go home and play!! Have an awesome time!! Thank you for adopting!!

Comment on Facebook

Yay happy pup

So happy for Smudge ! Thanks for adopting !

That's so awesome.. Good luck smudge with ur new family..

Awwwโค๏ธ Have fun Smudge!!

Great news! Thanks for adopting!!!

Enjoy your new home Smudge!! Thanks for loving him

Thank you so much for letting us be his forever home!!!

Looks rearing to get to playing with that boy!

I’m so happy. I felt so bad that he had to wait. Thank you!

Hooray!! Congratulations Smudge!! I so wanted you to get a good home!

Yeah Smudge. ๐Ÿ’“

YES!! Thank u๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

He's so excited!! โค๐Ÿพ

Congrats Smudge! Thanks for adopting him.

Omg. YAY!!! Sydney Stoner. YAY!

He’s ready to go!


Thank you for choosing adoption♥๏ธ

Carissa Barwick

Thank you

Beautiful Picture. That Dog Is Going To Be Happy.

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Recent News

Fur Ball 2020

Help give animals a second chance by attending the Central Nebraska Humane Society's "My Furry Valentine" Fur Ball event! Come enjoy dinner, drinks, and a hypnotist show! There will also be several live and silent auction items to bid on, and a chance to meet some of...

Holiday Hours

The Central Nebraska Humane Society will be open the following hours on the upcoming holidays: Christmas Eve: Open 8am - 12pm for reclaims and stray drop offs only Christmas Day: Closed New Years Eve: Open 8am - 12pm New Years Day: Closed Thank you and happy...


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Get In Touch

(308) 385-5305


Visit Us

1312 Sky Park Road
Grand Island, NE 68801
M-F: 8-5:30,ย SAT: 8-4:30, SUN: 1-4



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