• Due to current shelter capacity, we are NOT accepting surrenders for any dogs, cats, or small critters unless it is an urgent emergency. Please call 402-441-4488 ext 2 to be placed on a wait list and receive re-homing information.

Get Involved at CHS

Thank you for thinking of the Capital Humane Society as the place to donate your time. The success of our various community programs is not only achieved through time given by our remarkable volunteers and fosters, but by the unwavering support from our community to make a positive impact on the lives of animals in need.

Volunteer Program

Whether providing direct care for shelter pets, maintaining facility grounds, or preserving the human-animal bond through pet support services, community programs, and community engagement, our volunteers make a big difference each and every day. 

Foster Programs

Our foster network is a vital part of our ability to help more animals. From bottle babies to senior dogs, we are always looking for new foster parents to continue the lifesaving care for the animals in our care.  Fostering provides a safe and healthy environment for animals who need to heal, grow or get some extra TLC while they look for homes. For more information about becoming a general foster parent or a bottle baby foster and more FAQs, visit our foster care program pages. 



Frequently Asked Questions

I have required community service hours, can I complete them at CHS?

Yes! Our community service volunteer program is separate from our general volunteer program. 

Click the button below to learn more and apply. 


How old do I have to be to get involved with CHS?

In order to become a foster for any of our foster programs, you must be at least 18 years of age. To participate as a volunteer, you must be at least 13 years of age and have a parent/guarding present at all times. You must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer independently. 


How much does it cost to be a foster parent?

NOTHING! We furnish all the supplies you need including food, litter, bedding, toys and enrichment items, and medical care. Foster parents are responsible for traveling to and from the shelter for medical care and foster care appointments. The frequency of appointments varies depending on the reason an animal is being fostered.