Meet Our Staff

Meet Lisa, our Shelter Manager. She was born and raised in Plattsmouth, NE and currently lives in Beemer with her husband Russel. After spending four years in the US Army as a veterinary technician, she continued working in the animal care industry. She recently received an Associates degree in Animal Science and plans to continue her education in the field of animal behavior. When Lisa is not working at the shelter, you can find her spending time with her dog, cats or horses.

Meet Lora, our Operations Supervisor. Lora was born and raised in Norfolk and went to Norfolk Sr. High. She graduated from Wayne State College in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Studio Arts (really putting that to use huh?). She is married to her wonderful husband, Jonathon and has two kids, Jayden and Lydia. She also has 2 dogs and 2 cats, half of which have been adopted from the ASNN. Lora loves to paint in her free time and do do-it-yourself projects.

Meet Shane, our Animal Care Supervisor! Shane attended Norfolk Sr. High school and graduated from Northeast Community College in 2016 with an Associates degree in Horticulture. He shares his home with his cats, Sylvia, Gaia and Zula as well as three turtles and several birds. In his free time he enjoys gardening, spending time with his pets and playing with his nieces and nephews.

Meet Kathy, our Operations Assistant! Kathy was raised in Fremont and settled in the Norfolk area with her family. Kathy received her Associates Degree in Business Administration from NECC. Kathy brags about her wonderful husband, Ken, and her two children, Kevin and Kourtney. She currently lives south of Stanton on an acreage with her four dogs, one house cat, numerous barn cats and nine horses.

Meet Ellie Peters! As an employee of the animal shelter, Ellie is referred to as "The Animal Comfort Specialist". From the time she spends at the shelter, she has become a professional dog spoiler and cat scratcher. Other than the 5,000 animals she wants from the ASNN, she has 2 cats and 1 dog of her own at home. In the future, Ellie plans on graduating from Pierce High School and attending vet school.

Meet MacKenzie "Mac"! Mac is currently a Freshman at Pierce High School. She lives with her mom (Chris), dad (Tim) and sister (Ellie). Mac has two cats, Willow Jean and Purl Jane and one dog, Quincy John. After high school Mac plans to go to college to study to be an exotic animal Veterinarian.

Meet Augustus "Gus" Doescher our Shelter Greeter! Gus grew up in Plattsmouth, NE on a farm with horses, chickens, cat and his step sister Lily. When his mom moved to Beemer he moved with her and had to leave his step sister behind. He now enjoys spending his time working with his mom as the Official Shelter Greeter and he also likes to torment his cat brothers, Opie and Rascal when he's relaxing at home. Gus is also our "tester dog" and helps assess if dogs and cats in our facility will be ok with dogs.

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