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 Joining Forces...Saving Lives was created in 2012 with the goal of bringing animal organizations and the general public together to find new ways to save more pets in Lincoln and surrounding  communities.

Joining Forces...Saving Lives is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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Joining Forces Saving Lives has helped a total of 451 cats between 2012 and August 5, 2018

2012 Brought in Mike Arms to speak on how to get Lincoln to No Kill (90% Live Release Rate)

2013 Helped 6 cats

2015 Helped 7 cats and partnered with University of Nebraska on a companion animals sheltering symposium

2016 Helped 22 cats and completed a survey of animals organizations on how to save more cats

2017 Thanks to a grant from Maddie’s Fund we TNR’ed  (trapped, neutered, returned)126 cats

2018 From January to August 5, 166 cats and kittens found doing TNR have been spayed and neutered in Lincoln.

We have helped a total of 277 cats in this same time period January to August 5, 2018.

Part of these 277 cats, were from Chappelle, NE. We coordinated and organized the biggest TNR Project in Nebraska History and TNR’ed 100 cats in three days on a farm in Chappelle, NE in May 2018. We also brought back 15 rescue kittens to Lincoln and The Cat House took them into rescue.

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Targeted TNR (trap, neuter, return) grant JFSL received from

Maddie’s Fund has helped

178 cats in 11 months!

#ThanksToMaddie The grant to start a community cat program and targeted TNR received in 2017 has helped 178 cats so far with a goal of 184 cats by the end of August 2018. We partnered with the Capital Humane Society who did our spay/neuter surgeries and shots at cost. Three areas are completely done – all the cats are spayed and neutered. We are still working in several areas to trap any remaining unaltered cats and plan to use donated funds on top of the grant funds to make sure we catch all the cats in each area. We have just a couple hard to catch cats in two of the areas. We focused on areas that had the greatest need. One of the completed areas would bring in boxes of kittens every year to the humane society. We hope with continued TNR efforts we can TNR all the outdoor cats in Lincoln!

Volunteers Needed!

We need volunteers who would be willing to trap and transport community cats to and from the spay/neuter appointment as well as volunteers to help place barn/farm/working cats.


We need donations of dry food for our feral colonies as well as heated water bowls and large plastic bowls.