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Our History

Capital Humane Society
serves the community by
sheltering unwanted pets,
acts as an advocate for animal
welfare and strives to
educate the public
about responsible pet care.


Charleen Engberg, Director of Volunteers & Education

Charleen Engberg is the Director of Volunteers and Education at Capital Humane Society. She has more than 25 years of animal shelter experience. Promoting animal welfare is her passion and she is pleased to work at Capital Humane Society

Charleen was head of the volunteer and education departments for animal shelters in Virginia and Montana and volunteered her time at local animal welfare organizations while living in Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Japan. In addition to experience with pets in a shelter setting, Charleen was the hospital manager for a veterinary hospital near Boston where she gained valuable experience about animal health issues. She has a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska.

Charleen and her husband enjoyed living in and visiting many interesting places, yet are glad to be back home near family in Lincoln. They adore their adopted dog and two adopted cats from Capital Humane Society.