The Holt County Humane Society was created in March of 2006, by a group of very concerned citizens from O'Neill and the surrounding communities. The concern was there was no avenue in which to save stray dogs or a place for dogs that could be surrendered and offered a second chance at life. All homeless dogs were just being euthanized.
They got together and formed a 501(c)(3) corporation and thus, the Holt County Humane Society was created. The purpose of the organization was to increase public awareness of responsible pet ownership, encourage and assist in spaying and neutering of animals, promoting adoption of homeless animals, and finally to advocate investigation and prosecution of animal cruelty.
Through the years, the shelter was homed at a few different locations. Once for several months in southern Holt County at a residence of one of the members. Then moved to another location in O'Neill at another members residence. Then finally found a permanent home at its present location of 504 Logan Street in O'Neill, NE.
Once it found it's permanent location (current location), the Board of Directors decided it would be wise to rename the Holt County Humane Society to the Holt County Animal Shelter so that it would not be associated with the National Humane Society.
Current Board Members and Staff
Therese Sullivan - President, Board Member
Jim Rabe - Vice President, Board Member
Paula Evans - Board Member
Sue Symonds - Board Member
Diana Kohl - Shelter Manager
Kali Adams, Stetson Stewart and Levi Stewart - Kennel Area Staff