January 14, 2021 UPDATE in regards to COVID-19

We are still operating on a Limited Access Policy. Because we care about our community and want to help stop the spread of the virus by protecting our community, staff, guests and volunteers, we are taking steps as a precaution due to the COVID-19 Risk Dial for the area being at "High."

  • Stronger social distancing restrictions will be in place, meaning one person or family unit at a time will be allowed in the facility and we will be going by appointments during our normally regular business hours.
  • An application for adoption is available on our website at www.mccookhumanesociety.com.  Under the tab dog or cat, please indicate which specific pet you are interested in adopting.
  • Our front door will be locked during our otherwise normal open hours. You may knock and if we do not have an otherwise scheduled appointment, or someone else in the facility, you will be able to come in and view our pets available for adoption.
  • Masks are mandatory.
  • We ask that you do not come into the facility if you have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive with COVID-19, if you have traveled to a known high risk area within the last 14 days, if you are at high risk, or if you are showing any symptoms of the virus.

We appreciate your continuing support and understanding during these unusual times and wish everyone a happy, enjoyable and safe experience while visiting our facility.

There’s a place in our community where the hungry are fed, the homeless are sheltered, and the abandoned are given care. It’s your local animal shelter, where we provide comfort and care for our area’s unwanted animals.

It takes a special person willing to donate their time toward a good cause. By taking the initiative to become a volunteer, you show your commitment to the well being of animals. Despite smelly litter boxes and stressed out puppies, volunteering can be very rewarding. The time spent socializing shelter pets and keeping them clean and happy will eventually reward them with a new home and if that isn’t reward enough, then the letter that comes back days, weeks, months even years later by happy pet owners describing how well the dog or cat they adopted has adjusted to their new family and in currently living the life of the pampered pooch or kitty should put a smile to you face and warmth in your heart. It has for all of us who have already volunteered.

What Can You Do As A Volunteer?

  • Cleaning cages & dog runs
  • Feeding the shelter animals
  • Walking dogs
  • Playing with puppies & kittens
  • Leash training dogs
  • Bathing & brushing
  • Help to keep our shelter clean
  • Coordinate with the shelter manager to help where needed
  • Last but not least, become a Board member where your compassion and concern will enable the animal shelter to continue their commitment to care for the neglected and unwanted animals.

You can make a difference!!

Come to the animal shelter, 100 South St. and inquire where you can help! Saving one animal won't change the world, but it certainly will change theirs!!

Floyd Hershberger & Newt
Floyd Hershberger & Newt

The McCook Humane Society could not function or run as smoothly as it does on a daily basis without the help of some very special people... our volunteers.

The shelter provides humane sheltering for stray, unwanted, abused and neglected animals. We are dedicated to finding good homes for adoptable pets and continue to promote responsible pet ownership.

We've got our Board Members that come help out whenever they can, we've got our volunteers that have been coming and helping out here some of them for years now. Then we have some folks that just come in to just help out when they can. We love and thank each and every one of these wonderful folks.

Floyd Hershberger & Newt
Floyd Hershberger & Newt

A local retired business owner, came by for just that reason. Floyd Hershberger came in one morning and asked if we could use some help. Before he left, he ended up walking some dogs and even came back to mow the grass around the building! There are so many things that folks can help with, and anyone can stop the shelter at 100 South Street and find out just what they can do to help enrich their life while enriching the lives of our animals.

Photos: Floyd Hershberger with Newt, a border collie/aussie mix pup from the shelter.

Lorie L. Prestes
Director, McCook Humane Society

Make Your House A Home - Adopt a Shelter Dog or Cat!!

This month's (JANUARY) Adopt-A-Kennel Sponsorship is in memory of Jim Helm of Ord, Nebraska, Dog Trainer & Breeder of Lewellan English Setters (Fantastic Setters, "Sage" and "Flagg").  A very special thanks to all of our sponsors for their continuing support.

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Noon - 4pm

100 South Street
McCook, NE 69001


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