April 8, 2020 UPDATE in regards to COVID-19

We here at the McCook Humane Society have been closely monitoring this situation and the impact it is having in our community. We are now operating under a Limited Access Policy. Our priority has always been the safety of our staff, volunteers and guests, while still maintaining our mission in finding permanent homes for our temporarily homeless friends and reuniting the lost with their families.

We have paused our Monthly Nail Days, until further notice.

We will be handling adoptions on an appointment only basis, one family or person at a time. Please fill out the adoption online at our website. You will be contacted in the order in which the applications are received, and an appointment will be made during our otherwise normal business hours. You will be asked a series of health/COVID-19 related questions to ensure your safety and the safety of our staff.

We truly appreciate your considerate patience during this unusual time, and thank you for your continuing support. Please call us with any concerns or questions. By continuing to show kindness, and remaining calm, we will all get through this.

Shelter News

From the Shelter. . .

  • Come check out our "Adopt-A-Kennel" program where our local individuals and businesses can show the community their support for our area's homeless animals. This month's (APRIL) Adopt-A-Kennel Sponsorship is by Debbie and Rich Cappel in memory of Don and Joan Schamel. A very special thanks to all our sponsors for their continuing support.

  • UPDATE in regards to COVID-19
    • We here at the McCook Humane Society have been closely monitoring this situation and the impact it is having in our community. We are now operating under a Limited Access Policy. Our priority has always been the safety of our staff, volunteers and guests, while still maintaining our mission in finding permanent homes for our temporarily homeless friends and reuniting the lost with their families.
    • We have paused our Monthly Nail Days, until further notice.
    • We will be handling adoptions on an appointment only basis, one family or person at a time. Please fill out the adoption online at our website. You will be contacted in the order in which the applications are received, and an appointment will be made during our otherwise normal business hours. You will be asked a series of health/COVID-19 related questions to ensure your safety and the safety of our staff.
    • We truly appreciate your considerate patience during this unusual time, and thank you for your continuing support. Please call us with any concerns or questions. By continuing to show kindness, and remaining calm, we will all get through this.

  • This week's wishlist: Hand Sanitizer and Clorox wipes! We can always use the paper towels, bleach, plain old Special Kitty cat litter, bath towels and cat/dog food and toys that you bring in! Thank you to those of you who bring us the items on this wishlist when you can. We may not be able to properly thank all of you as quickly as we'd like to and as big as we'd like to. Some of you are pretty firm about no thanks necessary! To all of you, all of us here at the McCook Humane Society just want you to know that it truly is appreciated more than you can know. YOU are appreciated more than you can know.

  • At this time, ALL spay and neuter fees are waived on cats and kittens only. Folks, We're still on feline overload and they're all such wonderful furkids! All cats are $46.75 (after tax), that means: spayed/neutered, all vaccinations including Rabies, Microchipped, etc.

  • Don't forget to "Like" us on Facebook to keep up to date on all of the upcoming fun events and fundraisers.

  • The following pets are still available for adoption. We thank you for your understanding and patience during this unusual time.

    • "COLUMBUS" is a very handsome Staffordshire Terrier who came in with another Staffy that we named Wichita. These two came in as strays and we really can't believe that no one claimed these two sweethearts. Columbus is a black and white male, best guess around a year old, and just one of the sweetest and friendliest guys ever! We know nothing of their past, we do know he gets along with absolutely everyone he's met here!

    • Patiently waiting for someone to pick him since May! "RALPH" is an adorable darker gray tabby that comes to us as one of another litter of kittens from folks that have too many cats and kittens. He's a shorter haired kitten, comes with his purr motor fully intact and this guy's ready to play and entertain!

    • "SARGE" is a very handsome, sweet and lovable young adult brindle and white Staffordshire Terrier who came to us as a stray and wasn't claimed. He is extremely well behaved, but will need someone who is used to big muscular dogs just due to his size and the fact that he still thinks he is a puppy! We've been working on his leash training, and he learns quickly, is easily trained and just seems to want to please you. He's a happy guy and we've all come to fall in love with him. You will too.

    • Still here, since July... "MICHONNE" is a beautiful black shorthaired cat with an itty bitty white patch on her chest. She's part of a large group of cats and kittens that were left and she's just as sweet as she can be. This girl will definitely win your heart over and her purrmotor works just fine.

    • Waiting for a home since early March... "MARBLE" was brought in when she was very young, so we've grown very fond of her. She's an absolutely beautiful black and white short haired young gal who'd love to be your feline friend! She's also a playful ball of purring joy!

  • Find the love of your life at the McCook Humane Society located at 100 South Street in McCook, NE.
    • Hours open for adoption are 2:00pm until 5:00pm Monday through Friday and Noon until 4:00pm on Saturdays. The shelter is closed to the public on Sundays. Visitors and Volunteers are welcome during our open hours.
    • If you need to surrender an animal, please call first during regular business hours to make an appointment to bring the animal in.
    • See the pets available for adoption on the internet at: www.mccookhumanesociety.com, www.mccookhumanesociety.petfinder.com or Facebook us!

Volunteer of the Month - March 2020

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 Carol Kottwitz for being "Employee of the Month" for March 2020! This lady has been a huge part of the backbone of this shelter for many years and we appreciate her her more than we can say! We appreciate each and every one of these wonderful people. We can't take care of our temporarily homeless furry friends without our awesome employees and volunteers!

FEBRUARY 2020 CK

Volunteer of the Month - January 2020

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 Every Single One of YOU that helped put this FUNdraiser on for being "Volunteer of the Month" for January 2020! We appreciate each and every one of these wonderful people. We can't take care of our temporarily homeless furry friends without our awesome employees and volunteers!

January 2020 ShelterShoot Vols 1

Employee of the Month - February 2020

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 Jeff Engel for being "Employee of the Month" for February 2020! We appreciate each and every one of these wonderful people. We can't take care of our temporarily homeless furry friends without our awesome employees and volunteers!

February 2020 JE

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!

14th Annual Shoot for the Shelter Pool Tournament

Fourteenth Annual Shoot for the Shelter Pool Tournament

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Looking around and watching everyone having a good time was probably the biggest payoff for all of us who helped put this together. The Fourteenth Annual Shoot for the Shelter Pool Tournament was truly an absolute and huge success! It was awesome because of the total support of this amazing community. It continues to be fun, and successful because of the people donating the amazing prizes, the folks who host the event, the ones who really seem to enjoy playing in this fun event every year, those who come out just to support and the ones who help make it happen. With 64 entrants (32 teams) competing, we raised $2,912 for the shelter that day! 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 is going to donate a portion of their income for the day, and we still have to pay for the Tshirts, but all we can say is WOW! And Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. To each and every one of you.

TJ's Family Fun Center did a wonderful job of hosting it once again. We sure appreciate their hospitality and friendliness! They provided breakfast and lunch, and will be donating a portion back to us! Chad Elson was our Guest Auctioneer and he once again did a fantastic job! Thank you Kind Sir!

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, Joyce Peterson, Mary Keslin, Chris Smith and Darrin Glading! They were busy! $938 just in Raffle ticket sales! 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! A special thanks goes out to Ernie Denbo and Jay Prestes for all of their help in putting this together. Lorie Prestes (with a whole lot of help) ran the tournament.

Congratulations to the winners and to everyone who shot some excellent pool. We want to thank all of you AWESOME folks for supporting the shelter and playing in this annual event!

First Place Winners were Alan Ralls and Scott Martin! Prize was donated by: Double Barrel Transport and Lopez Service and Repair! (valued at $250 each)
1st Place Alan Ralls and Scott Martin

Second Place Winners were Mike Brown and Damon Barber! Prizes donated by Cappel Sales Inc., Western Nebraska APA Pool League and Old Sarges! (valued at $200 each)
2nd Place Mike Brown and Damon Brown

Third Place Winners were Janelle Ruzicka and Michael Shafer! Prizes donated by McCook National Bank, McCook's WalMart SuperCenter McCook National Bank, Casey's General Store and Fritsche Bros. Trenching & Backhoe! (valued at $150 each)
3rd Place Janelle Ruzicka and Mike Shafer

Fourth Place Winners were Chris Mock and Glenn Morgan! Prizes were donated by Western Nebraska APA Pool League, Frenchman Valley Coop, Tractor Supply Co, and Lord's Hardware of Indianola! (valued at $125 each)
4th Place Chris Mock and Glenn Morgan

First through Fourth Place Plaques were donated by McCook Lettering and the awesome t-shirts printed by McCook Lettering!

The Brackets were printed and donated by Miller & Associates!

The really cool PreRegistration bags were printed and donated by Acme Printing Company!

A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU goes out to these supporters who donated items that were raffled off:

Southwest Cruisers (Mike Brown won this big raffle item), Longnecker Jewelry (anonymous won this big raffle item), Plains Equipment Group (Linda Tyan won this big raffle item), and Monica Conroy (Sherri Lukas won this big raffle item), American Electric, Farrell's Pharmacy & Hallmark, Orscheln Farm & Home, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Sherri Stang, Kristi Guthmiller, The Bottle Shop, The Spirit Shop, Keystone Floral, Game On, New Life Christian Store, McCook Cat Pack, Eakes Office Solutions, Knowlen & Yates, Mead Lumber Company, William & Tammy Moore, Sehnert's Bieroc Cafe and Titan Machinery!

Again, from all of us at the McCook Humane Society (yep, furry and non-furry alike) thanks to all who helped make this a FUN, AWESOME, and SUCCESSFUL fundraiser!

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, jackets, collars and leashes for our furry friends. We've got a beautiful selection of handmade bandanas 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!

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

April's Featured "Adopt-A-Kennel" Sponsorship is by Debbie and Rich Cappel in memory of Don and Joan Schamel.  A very special thanks to all our sponsors for their continuing support.

Hours:
Monday-Friday
2pm - 5pm
Saturday
Noon - 4pm

Location:
100 South Street
McCook, NE 69001

Phone:
308-345-2372

Pet of the Week

Bunny

Bunny the orange and white kitten 2

Stop in and find the "Love of your Life" waiting for a new home!