WHERE TO GET HELP IN FINDING A NEW HOME FOR YOUR PET
Often times your best source for advice in rehoming your pet is a local animal shelter. Here are two statewide directories of shelters in Nebraska:
If you have a wild creature that you have found or captured that is native to Nebraska
Nebraska Wildlife Rehab
If you have a pet bird check with:
Nebraska Parrot Rescue
Nebraska Parrot Rescue is a 501c-3 non-profit that accepts any unwanted bird and works to find good homes for the birds
Iowa Parrot Rescue
If you are unable to find a home for your bird in Nebraska, the Iowa Parrot Rescue will usually accept any bird you may have.
For reptiles and amphibians that need new homes contact:
TnT Reptile Rescue and Rehabilitation
Based in Iowa, TnT Reptile Rescue’s mission is to rescue reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates from unhealthy conditions, bring them back to health, and find forever homes for them.
For any questions about invasive species in Nebraska contact:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
506 Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege St.
Lincoln, NE 68583
Phone: (402) 472-3133
Check with your local pet store
The following independent pet stores believe that pets should have good homes. All of these stores can provide advice to you about the best way to find a new home for an unwanted pet.
North Platte, NE
1819 E 4th St
North Platte, Nebraska 69101
When appropriate, All Pets may be able to accept some types of aquarium fish, reptiles and birds that need new homes. If they are unable to accept your pet they are always available to provide advice.
The Fish World
1265 S Cotner Blvd
Lincoln, NE 68510
The Fish World is always happy to provide advice about the best ways to find new homes for pets.
When appropriate, The Fish Store may be able to accept aquarium fish that need new homes. In all cases, they are happy to provide advice.
Lincoln, Nebraska 68507
AJ’s Reptarium is actively involved in reptile rescues and, when appropriate, may be able to accept a reptile that needs a new home. When the store is unable to accept a pet they are always available for advice on how to find a home.
Omaha, NE Area
Rivers And Reefs
3303 N 109th Plaza
Call (402) 493-5268
When appropriate, Rivers and Reefs may be able to accept aquarium fish that need new homes. In all cases, they are happy to provide advice.
2502 S 133rd Plaza, #101
Omaha, NE 68144
When appropriate, Fish Freaks may be able to accept aquarium fish that need new homes. In all cases, they are happy to provide advice.
724 Fort Crook Rd N
Bellevue, Nebraska 68005
When appropriate, Fin-Tastic Fish may be able to accept aquarium fish that need new homes. In all cases, they are happy to provide advice.
430 Main Street
Plattsmouth, NE 68048
When appropriate, Plattsmouth Pets may be able to accept aquarium fish, small animals, reptiles or amphibians that need new homes. In all cases, they are happy to provide advice.