Nebraska Humane Society to offer half-price dogs, free cats -
Published Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 12:08 pm / Updated at 12:34 pm
Nebraska Humane Society to offer half-price dogs, free cats

Dog pals Osborne and Pelini are no longer homeless, but the Nebraska Humane Society still has plenty of not-so-famous pets ready for adoption.

Osborne, a 5-year-old Labrador mix, and Pelini, a 3-year-old Boxer mix, found a home Tuesday with an Omaha woman.

“A lady who said she saw the story in Tuesday's World-Herald came in, visited with Osborne and Pelini, and took them home,” said Pam Wiese, a spokeswoman for the Humane Society. “She said the story and picture of those guys tugged at her heart.”

The dog duo, named for Husker football coaches, were surrendered to the Humane Society because their family had to move, Wiese said. The shelter wanted to make sure the duo stayed together because “they would be lost without each other,” she said.

People ready for a pet will find adult dogs half price and adult cats free on Saturday at the Humane Society. The shelter is holding Adopt-a-Palooza in conjunction with a national push by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to find homes for dogs and cats.

The Humane Society, located at 8929 Fort St., set a target of adopting out 100 animals between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m, Wiese said. All animals have been spayed or neutered, implanted with a microchip and tested for common diseases. They also have been given their first vaccinations.

All pets will go home with a collar and personalized tag, and have their photo taken for Facebook and Twitter. To check out the animals available, go online at

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