Welcome to Start Over Rover, a non-profit, no-kill animal rescue and shelter in Hastings, Nebraska. Start Over Rover began simply as a group of friends who were known to rescue animals and nurture them in their own homes. In April of 2011, after being called to help a woman overwhelmed with over 20 animals in her home, this group of animal lovers knew a no-kill rescue was needed in our area. Today, SOR is here to rescue strays, relinquished pets, abused, neglected, or abandoned animals, puppy mill "cast offs", and any other shelter animal whose "time is up". These animals certainly start out "ruff", but with a little support from you and a healthy new start from SOR, they can have a "purrfect" ending. In the beginning, we thought we would just see cats and dogs, but we have been able to help all kinds of animals, and we have even teamed up with a Wild Life Rescue volunteer here in town! We are run by a staff made up of all volunteers, so if you're a hard-worker and LOVE animals, come into the building to fill out our volunteer application, or you can find it on this page! Our website is here to help you learn more about our mission, meet some of the animals, fill out an application or two, or just grab our address and come see Start Over Rover in action!