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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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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.

Joining Forces Saving Lives (JFSL) received a Working/Barn Cat Grant from Maddie’s Fund which will provide all the adoption fees for 100 cats that are not suitable as indoor pets to be placed in farm or business homes!

The cats will keep the adopter’s property rodent free naturally in exchange for daily food, water and shelter.  In our previous efforts, JFSL has already placed 28 cats into farm homes.

Joining Forces Saving Lives is looking for barns, warehouses, businesses, stables, acreages or farm homes that would like to take in working cats from our partner the Capital Humane Society (CHS) that are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, treated for fleas and ear mites, tested for FeLV/FIV and microchipped.

Each caretaker of a Working Cat must agree to provide a warm, dry shelter, daily food and water and a place to acclimate to their new home for two weeks. Cats are placed in pairs or groups to increase the success of the cats staying in their new home.

We will match the cats to fit the adopter’s needs. Cats that are in the working cat program may be independent, unbonded with humans, unhappy as a house cat, formally an outdoor cat, semi-social, feral, skittish, have litter box issues or other behaviors making them less adoptable.

This is the second grant that JFSL has received from Maddie’s Fund. The first grant was received approximately two years ago to start a Community Cat Program in Lincoln that involved targeted TNR (trap neuter return) of cats.

In the last 19 months, we have successfully spayed/neutered and vaccinated 511 outdoor and feral cats in over 40 different areas around Lincoln.