Meet your Match
I’m going to give you a little back story before you can Meet your Match™.
For 1 1/2 years, maybe longer, I volunteered at the Nebraska Humane Society. I fell into the job. My son wanted to volunteer there as part of his high school graduation requirement. Instead of dropping him off for the orientation class, I decided to sit in with him. We both ended up volunteering as cat cleaners—“Merry Maids” for all the cats waiting to be adopted. I loved it! The other volunteers I worked with were wonderful. The NE Humane Society is amazing. Many other humane societies tour ours to get ideas and to learn.
Meet your Match Adoption
The NE humane society has a new program, Meet your Match™. They have color-coded the animals by personality so they can be matched with your personality, allowing you to adopt the type of pet you are looking for. It’s a lot like Match.com, only for pets! This is ‘purrrr-fect’ because now you can be aware of what the staff and volunteers know about each animal and find your match. On the Meet your Match™ page you can (I gotta say this) “sink your teeth into” more information, take the cat or dog adopter survey, and learn about the profiles that the ASPCA designed.
Purses 4 Paws Auction
The next event for the NE Humane Society (besides all the regular classes they offer) is Purses 4 Paws. Paw print your calendar for Monday October 25, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., at the Market Basket in Countryside Village. Your registration will reserve wine and hors d’oeuvres for you as you shop the silent auction. Go to the Purses 4 Paws web page for more information and tickets.
Walk for the Animals
It is our biggest ‘annual’ fundraiser and a favorite because anyone can take part and help out. If you can’t walk, you can be a “cat napper” and still raise funds. Raising $35 gets people the “doggie bag” of goodies. Raise $65 and get a T-shirt too. Raise $300 and you get VIP status in “club 300” the day of the Walk. But the Walk itself is this great gathering of hundreds of animal lovers who are all helping homeless animals. Many bring their dogs so there are hundreds of treasured pets at this event too. It exemplifies what can happen when a community bands together for a cause. Plus, it’s just darn fun to see all those dogs—many of whom came from the shelter—enjoying life with their owners.
When I contacted Pam, they were still adding up the numbers, but it looks like they raised around $240,000! Way to go Omaha!
Since the Walk for the Animals is over for this year, one simple way you can help out is by shopping at the gift shop in the NE Humane Society, 8929 Fort Street. Or, make it really easy and shop online! There is a dog and a cat store. Get holiday cards, sports gear for your pet, t-shirts—you get the idea. If you are interested in volunteering there are such a variety of things you can do to help.
I want to quickly note some of the services that the NE Humane Society offers. Here is a list of most of them:
- Dog Daycare
- Obedience classes
- Animal Control
- Group tours
- Birthday parties
- Project Pet Safe
- Speakers Bureau
- Kids summer camp
- Pet cremation
Thanks you so much in advance for supporting our fantastic Nebraska Humane Society!