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Omaha Gives! is a year-round online giving platform organized by the Omaha Community Foundation to grow philanthropy in Douglas, Sarpy, and Pottawattamie counties. Each year, a 24-hour online giving event in May celebrates participating nonprofits. This year's giving day will take place on May 20, 2020!

Muddy Paws believes every animal deserves a second chance. We are a no-kill 100% volunteer-based rescue and no animal is too sick, too old, or too far away for us to help. While we aim to keep pets in their own homes, we never turn our backs on those who have been discarded, neglected, and abused. We provide education & training to pet owners and assist with medical bills they otherwise could not afford. Our foster families provide a safe home to animals until we find their forever families.


Because we are a 100% volunteer-based non-profit rescue, Muddy Paws Second Chance Rescue relies on donations so we can give back to the community. Muddy Paws has always provided unique community services in order to help people keep their pets healthy and in their own homes, but the need has dramatically increased due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be using our Omaha Gives funding to help families and pets during the COVID-19 pandemic in the following ways:

1) Expand our pet food pantry to accommodate the large increase in people needing to feed their pets who have lost their jobs, fallen ill to the virus, or are caring for a sick loved one, etc.

2) Continue to assist with emergency vetting people are unable to afford in order to keep pets in loving homes.

3) Increase personal training / virtual conferencing/ consultations for pet owners experiencing behavioral problems. Due to the extra stress of changes in routine, we have seen an increase in demand for these services.

4) Offer re-homing services if needed to make sure pets are not falling into the wrong hands, but are re-homed to loving and fit families.

If you'll trust us with your donations, we'll make sure they are stretched far and wide among the animals and families who need it most. Often times, our second chance is their only chance.

Please visit the Omaha Gives page on our website for more stories of how our donors have come to the aid of needy pets during times of crisis.

Muddy Paws Second Chance Rescue is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

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