Shelter News

From the Shelter. . .

Upcoming Events:

  • Puppy "Pet"icure Day - Saturday, July 13th
  • GoGo Calendar Photo Contest - until August 11th

This month's (JULY) Adopt-A-Kennel sponsorship

Come on in and ask about our "Adopt-A-Kennel" program where our local businesses and individuals can show the community their support for our area’s homeless animals.

This month's (JULY) Adopt-A-Kennel sponsorship is by Randy & Kim Bauer in memory of Dorothy Roth. A very special thanks to all our sponsors for their continuing support!

Volunteer of the Month - June 2019


With everything going on, we can't pick just one, every one has stepped up and really helped out, gone the extra mile and just done such an outstanding job that we have to give a huge shout out to the whole staff! AWESOME JOB! Each month we honor an employee or a volunteer for their hard work and dedication. They receive a certificate of appreciation and a Walmart Gift card made possible by a donation from Sharleen Riemenschneider of Edward Jones! Congratulations to the ENTIRE STAFF for being "Employee of the Month" for June 2019! We truly appreciate each and every on of these wonderful people. We can't take care of our temporarily homeless furry friends without our awesome employees and volunteers!

Pamper your Pup with a Pedicure Day!

"Puppy 'Pet'icure Day" Saturday, July 13th

1pm until 3pm

“Does your dog have tired, sore dogs? Could be his or her nails need trimming.”

Pamper your Pup with a Pedicure Day! Come on out on Saturday, June 13th for our "Puppy 'Pet'icure Day"! Our Nail Trimmers will be Loretta Macfee and Maddie Shepherd of Macfee's Paw Spa and Inn! Bring your furry friend in and get his or her nails trimmed... nail trims are $5 (plus sales tax).

At our last Nail Day, Saturday, June 8th, Loretta and Amy trimmed the nails of 30 dogs!! Thanks to everyone who came out, we raised $227.20! Thanks to the Board Members who came out and provided the Nail Trimming Services, and helped out.

As per state and city ordinances... Please make sure that your fur-kid is up to date on Rabies vaccination and they have their tag on (or you have other proof), and that your pet is on a leash (please no retractable leashes).

Nail trimming is essential for maintaining good health. If a dog's nails are allowed to grow, they will curl over into a spiral shape; walking will become increasingly painful to the dog as they grow, putting pressure on the dogs toes (a bit like walking in shoes that are too small). Uncut nails may curl so far that they pierce the paw pad, leading to infection and debilitating pain. If one does not trim a dog's nails on a monthly basis the quick will grow along with the nail, making it nearly impossible to cut properly.

6th Annual "Dog Day in the Park"

"Dog Day in the Park" was Saturday, October 13th at the McCook Humane Society and was a HUGE SUCCESS!!!

We had an awesome turnout for our 6th Annual "Dog Day in the Park"! We want to thank each and every one of you who came out and supported the event by bringing your furchild and getting his or her nail's trimmed (we had 46 dogs and a cat come in to get their nails trimmed - that's 188 paws!), getting them microchipped (we had 17 dogs microchipped), participating in the games & activities, the raffles or just coming out and having fun with us! Congratulations to the raffle winners: Judy, Marc, Brandi, Matt, Kaila, Melina, Andrea, Carol and Lorie! Thank you to our sponsors: Macfee's Paw Spa & Inn, WalMart, McCook's Ace Hardware, Farrell's Hallmark and Pharmacy, Orscheln's Farm & Home, Common Scents, Tractor Supply, Nick's Distrubution, Citti' Deli, Loop Brewing Company, Kirk/Sehnert's, McCook Daily Gazette, Hometown Radio and High Plains Radio, and of course our friends The Cat Pack! Thank you to the Board members, staff and volunteers of the shelter who helped make this event a huge success and a special shout out to Loretta, Faith & Matt Macfee, and Maddie Shepherd for all of your help! Because of everyone's support and hard work, we were able to raise $880! Wow!! That is impressive!

The agility course was provided by Macfee's Paw Spa & Inn, and there were quite a few furkids having fun and testing their skills. The Cat Pack was on hand with the brand new calendars, the "Cats & Dogs of McCook" Playing Cards, and all kinds of neat things on hand to help raise money for us! This group just doesn't stop!
Macfee's Paw Spa & Inn was there with the Pet Tag ID machine engraving identification tags! We had awesome raffle items from our wonderful friends at Walmart, McCook's Ace Hardware, Farrell's Hallmark & Pharmacy, Orsheln's Farm & Homme, Common Scents (which was donated back to the shelter WOOHOO), Tractor Supply Company, Citti' Deli, Loop Brewing Company, Kirkk Dixon donated a Sehnert's Bakery gift card, and an anonomous donation of pet related items. Walmart and Nick's Distribution donated goodies and snacks to set up a snack/dessert table! It was an AWESOME day at the shelter. We even had two dogs and two kittens adopted during all this... how awesome is that?

A special thank you goes out to our sponsors! A special thank you goes out to the wonderful folks that helped pull this off. A special thanks to everyone who continue to support us, making it possible for us to do what we do!

Big Give McCook

We're excited to have been selected once again to be a participant in this awesome community wide fundraising opportunity! This is an amazing group of people who go above and beyond to support a wide variety of community organizations by raising much needed funds each year.  Please join us in thanking them for all of their hard work and then by participating in this event and donating to any of the 23 organizations that benefit (we are one of them)!  For more information you can go to their website at

Boat Raffle a Complete Success!

"Adopt A Boat" Boat Raffle!

Bill Watts of McCook was the lucky winner of this awesome prize!

Thank you to everyone who participated by donating money for raffle tickets, the Board members who helped out, Macfee's Paw Spa and Inn for help with tickets, The McCook Daily Gazette and Coyote Country for advertising and Seth Baumert doing such an awesome job with the live remote, Orschelns Home and Garden for displaying her for the entire time it was being raffled, Terry and Shelly Hoffmaster with Stak n Store for housing her through the winter, Farrells Pharmacy and Hallmark for sponsoring, and most especially thank you to Greg and Janet Hepp, who donated the boat to us for this Major Fundraising Effort! Because of all of you AWESOME folks, we were able to raise $2,140! Wow! Thank you!

Twelfth Annual Shoot for the Shelter Pool Tournament

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

First Place Winners in the 12th Annual Shoot for the Shelter Pool Tournament!Congrats to Rick Shafer and Don Sawyer! First Place Prizes were provided by: Double Barrel Transport and Hagan Transport!

Second Place Winners in the 12th Annual Shoot for the Shelter Pool Tournament! Congrats to Dan Sattler and Buddy Burton! Second Place Prizes provided by Western Nebraska APA Pool League and McCook's Walmart SuperCenter!

Third Place Winners in the 12th Annual Shoot for the Shelter Pool Tournament! Congrats to Chris Mock and John Smith! Third Place Prizes provided by McCook National Bank, Lord's Hardware of Indianola, Old Sarge's and Frenchman Valley Coop!

Fourth Place Winners in the 12th Annual Shoot for the Shelter Pool Tournament! Congrats to Jim Tyan and Travis Wilkinson! Fourth Place Prizes were provided by McCook National Bank, D & S Hardware and Pizza Hut!

The Twelfth Annual Shoot for the Shelter Pool Tournament was a huge success! It really was awesome even. During the event, looking around you saw folks having a good time visiting with friends, playing pool and telling pet stories, it's just one of the enjoyable things about this annual event. Not only are there a few new people to meet each year, but the chance to catch up with friends and hear how the furkids are doing! It goes to show why this annual event is such a huge success every year. It's supported by so many animal lovers. With 64 entrants (32 teams) competing, we raised $2,642.50 for the shelter! What a day! It could not and would not have happened without a LOT of folks helping out and donating time, services or items. A huge thank you goes out to them all!

TJ's Family Fun Center did a great job of hosting it again. They served a pulled pork sandwich lunch and will be donating a portion of the proceeds back to us just like last year!

Justin Banzhaf was our guest Auctioneer and he and Beth O'Dea did an awesome job! We sure appreciate you two volunteering to help this year! A special thank you goes out to the McCook Humane Society Board members who did such an awesome job of selling those raffle tickets, handing out prizes and just helping out wherever needed!! Andrea O'Dea, Levina Fritsche, Darrin Glading, Linda Koetter, Mary Keslin and Lorie Prestes! Special thanks to Ernie Denbo for all of your help before, during and after the tournament. Coyote Country, KICX 96.1FM, and the McCook Daily Gazette did an awesome job as always with advertising this FUNdraiser! Thank you all so much!

First Place Winners were Rick Shafer and Don Sawyer! Prizes were donated by: Double Barrel Transport and Hagan Transport!
Second Place Winners were Dan Sattler and Buddy Burton! Prizes were donated by Western Nebraska APA Pool League and McCook's Walmart SuperCenter!
Third Place Winners were Chris Mock and John Smith! Prizes were donated by McCook National Bank, Lord's Hardware of Indianola, Old Sarge's and Frenchman Valley Coop!
Fourth Place Winners were Jim Tyan and Travis Wilkinson! Prizes were donated by McCook National Bank, D & S Hardware and Pizza Hut!
First through Fourth Place Plaques and the awesome t-shirts provided by McCook Lettering (McCook Lettering donated the Plaques)!

The Brackets were printed and donated by Miller & Associates!

A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU goes out to these supporters who donated items that were raffled off: Farrells Pharmacy & Hallmark, Game On, Monica Conroy, Bill & Tammy Moore, Dwayne Hammond, VK Electronics, Orscheln Farm & Home, Sherri Stang, Titan Machinery, The Bottle Shop/The Spirit Shop, Macfee's Paw Spa & Inn, Mead Lumber, Ag Valley Coop, Horizon Bank, McCook Cat Pack, Eakes Office Plus, American Electric, Barnett's Do It Center and Wagner's Chevrolet.

Rummage Sale

The rummage sale November 27th & 28th was a HUGE success and we want to thank you all for your support!  Because of your never-ending support, Andrea O'Dea and Levina Fritsche, the two awesome ladies that organized this fundraiser for the shelter, raised almost $1,400 to help support our temporarily homeless furry friends!  We'd like to say a special thanks to them, and to Connie Jo Disco, Joyce Peterson, Brandon & Jennifer Wilcox and Pat Husted for helping out with this tremendous fundraising event!  Also a huge thanks to the McCook Gazette, Coyote Country and KICX for promoting it for us!

Community Support

We cannot function, we cannot do what we do and continue to help find homes for all of the temporarily homeless furry friends that show up every single day for whatever reason... either life changes, lost or just pure misfortune of being abandoned.  It's no fault of theirs, and it's our mission to find each and every one of them a forever home. We are able to continue to do it through the kindness of you, our friends and community.  And through your support of events like : "Aces for Animals" a frisbee golf tournament, A 3 Day Rummage Sale hosted by two "Shelter Loving" ladies, The Annual "Shoot for the Shelter" Pool Tournament, The Annual "Dog Day in the Park" Responsible Pet Ownership Carnival and Event, Our monthy "Puppy 'Pet'icure Day, our bimonthly visits to Orscheln's Farm and Home and to Tractor Supply Company.  To everyone who donates money to us!!!!  To all of you that make us able to do what we do...   You're awesome and VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!!

Pet Night

"PET NIGHT"s will always be remembered with Mr. and Mrs. Claus hosted by Dennis and Cathy Shannon.

Furry Friends' Fashions

We've got shirts, sweaters and jackets for our furry friends. We've got a beautiful selection of handmade bandana's here for sale. Anything from John Deere or Cammo all the way to Biker and yes, even pink!

Gift Certificates

The McCook Humane Society offers gift certificates good for a free dog or cat, puppy or kitten. What a wonderful way to show your loved one that you love them, by giving them the gift of unconditional love! We also offer a wide assortment of sweaters for that special new addition!

The Cats And Dogs Of McCook Calendar

Our super friends the CatPack are still hard at it! Each year "The Cats and Dogs of McCook" calendar offers an opportunity to let the community know you support the McCook Humane Society. Right now, they're in the photo contest segment of the new calendar. So... It's GoGo Photo Contest time folks! Our friends and super youth group Superswitch CatPack is in the middle of the 8th GoGo Photo Contest to find out who the superstars of next year's Dogs and Cats of McCook Calendars will be! The contest is scheduled to run from June 11th until August 11th. This awesome youth group just doesn't stop in their fundraising for the shelter! You can check out the online photo contest, and enter your pet by going to and see what all the fun is about!

We are extremely excited about the upcoming calendar, and we know you will be also! You can contact the CatPack directly at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at their Facebook page:

Each year, the Cat Pack: Friends of the McCook Humane produce a full color calendar which allows supporters to decide the next ‘top models’ for a monthly feature and the coveted calendar cover shot. The Cat Pack are youth volunteers in elementary, junior high, and high school who have hosted shelter events and creative fundraisers since 2008 supporting our local Humane Society. The cat and dog photos submitted (and select stories of rescue and adoption) are inspiring and are arranged in an adorable monthly collage. Thank you for supporting this young service minded youth team who continue to make a difference for abandoned and homeless animals in our area.

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In Memory of Dorothy Roth

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