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Nebraska Humane Society workers go above and beyond to help woman in need

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Posted at 1:59 PM, Jan 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-31 17:32:58-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Workers with the Nebraska Humane Society recently went above and beyond to help an elderly cat owner in need.

The Nebraska Humane Society says an elderly woman mailed in her cat licensing fee and asked them to take her cat because she couldn’t afford cat food anymore.

Cindy, an employee in the Nebraska Humane Society’s licensing department, sent the woman her check back and used grant money to cover the annual fee. She also requested that animal control officers do a wellness check on the home and bring her some cat food.

Once the animal control officers arrived, they realized the woman not only lacked food for her cat but also for herself. Officers Brown and Binau went to the grocery store and picked up several bags of food, while Officer Williams shoveled the woman's walkways.

“This is just one the many ways that our ACOs - and the rest of our staff - strive to make a positive difference in the community,” the Nebraska Humane Society wrote on Facebook. “We're so glad to be able to keep the woman and her kitty united!”

The Nebraska Humane Society’s Facebook post has nearly 7,000 reactions, nearly 600 comments and nearly 1,000 shares. The organization says a couple agencies have been contacted that can offer more longer term help to the woman.

The Nebraska Humane Society also has a program called “Animeals” where volunteers deliver pet food or litter once a month to people who are using Meals on Wheels. The organization works with the Eastern Nebraska Office On Aging and uses both donated and purchased food. The organization said the elderly cat owner has been enrolled into this program.

A Facebook post has raised nearly $4,000 for that program.

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