In every community across America, children eagerly await the joy and magic of the holiday season, while adoptable pets eagerly await a new forever home. The Nebraska Humane Society is partnering with dozens of other pet shelters across the country to paw-ticipate in a national howliday that was created by the Humane Society of Missouri and gives back to our furry friends! 

As part of the nationwide Deck the Howls event, the Nebraska Humane Society is inviting kids throughout the community to visit the shelter and read holiday tails to animals awaiting adoption. Join us on Thursday December 5, 2019 from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Nebraska Humane Society's Center for Humane Education for this fun free event. Donations welcome!  You can read to adoptable animals, decorate a dog treat, make toys for shelter pets, and listen to a story from Santa at 6:30pm.

The purpose of Deck the Howls is simple—children are invited to share the holiday spirit with adoptable pets by cozying up in their favorite pajamas and reading holiday stories to furry friends. The children benefit by practicing their reading skills in front of a non-judgmental audience and developing empathy to help make compassionate, responsible choices when interacting with animals in the future. The animals benefit by learning how to relax around visitors, leading to quicker adoptions.

Interested families and kids can celebrate the Deck the Howls howliday this year by participating at the Nebraska Humane Society!  


  • Occurred Thursday, December 5th, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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