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 (MARCH) Adopt-A-Kennel Sponsorship is by Prairie Plains CASA... working for abused and neglected children, and your furkids too! A very special thanks to all of our sponsors for their continuing support.

  • This week's Wishlist: Does anyone have any 4ply acrylic yarn that they aren't using? We want to supply our friend who makes the cat mats for us with some. They are awesome! Each cat gets one while they're in our care, and they take their little "piece of home" with them to help them acclimate to their new forever home. We're currently out of cat mats, we've been having such a run on the feline furkids. Meanwhile... We can always use the paper towels, hand sanitizer, clorox wipes, bleach, plain old Special Kitty cat litter, bath towels and cat/dog food and toys that you bring in! We truly do appreciate those of you who bring us the items on this wishlist when you can. YOU are appreciated more than you can know.

  • We're looking forward to seeing everyone next week, Saturday, March 13th, at our “Puppy 'Pet'icure Day”! Our Professional Trimmers will be Teresa Sonnenberg and Kamryn! Bring your furry friend in and get his or her nails trimmed! We'll be having a Pawsitively Pawesome good time trimming nails from 1pm until 3pm! Nail Trims are $5 (plus tax) and all proceeds benefit the McCook Humane Society. As per state and city ordinances, You must have proof that your Fur-Kid is up to date on his/her Rabies vaccination and they have their tag (or you have other proof), and that your pet is on a leash (please no retractable leashes).

  • The spay & neuter reimbursement fees are still being waived on the altered feline friends at this time. As long as there is money in that fund, the spay & neuter reimbursement fees will be waived!

  • A huge thanks to Rachel & Coyote Country (who drew the winner of our Valentine's Family Package on a Facebook Live event)! Thanks to the awesome local businesses who donated these prizes for the basket and made this possible: Coppermill Steakhouse, Carver Cinema, Pet Pros of McCook, and TJ's Family Fun Center! Congrats to Chrissy Wickizer for winning this awesome package!

  • Check out some of the new items that we offer for sale at the shelter, from pet oriented jewelry to our McCook Humane Society Caps, along with the pet sweaters, costumes, bandanas, collars & leashes... we have a lot for you to look at along with pets available for adoption! We still have a few of this year's "Cats & Dogs of McCook" Calendars available at the shelter. The McCook Nebraska Cat Pack (our super friends and fundraising youth group) didn't sell them all yet!

  • Our "Adopt-A-Kennel Program" is the perfect way to honor someone or memorialize them by adopting a kennel in their name. Each kennel will have a brightly displayed sign with the name proudly displayed on the kennel. You can participate by adopting a cat or dog kennel. Call us for more information, or visit our website for more information and to fill out a form online.

  • When you're checking out our website, make sure you check out our new section featuring our Up To The Minute Pet Listings!

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

  • Did you know... That the month of March not only has Daylight Saving time and St. Patrick's Day, but it also recognizes two animal related holidays? "K-9 Veteran's Day" is recognized on March 12th and "Respect Your Cat Day" is recognized on March 27th!

  • HAPPY TAILS! The following pets have been adopted: Twiggy, Possum, Neeko, Marley, Guinea, Amara and Junior!

Volunteer of the Month - January 2021

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!
This month we did something a bit different because it was just impossible to pick just one volunteer. We had so much help with this year's fundraiser, from so many volunteers in so many ways that we want to thank all of you and honor ALL of you as this month's Volunteers of the Month! So...

Congratulations to The 15th Annual Shoot for the Shelter Volunteers for being "Volunteer of the Month" for January 2021! We appreciate each and every one of these wonderful people. We can't take care of our temporarily homeless furry friends without each and every one of our awesome employees and volunteers!

January 2021 ShelterShoot Vols

Employee of the Month - February 2021

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! It's never an easy task to pick just one employee, but we try! Jeff is one of those guys that no matter what needs to be done, he's your guy :) His dedication to the furkids makes him a valuable part of our team!
Congratulations to Jeff Engler for being "Employee of the Month" for February 2021! We appreciate each and every one of these wonderful people. We can't take care of our temporarily homeless furry friends without each and every one of our awesome employees and volunteers!

February 2021 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!

McCook Humane Society 15th Annual Shoot for the Shelter Pool Tournament

Fifteenth Annual Shoot for the Shelter Pool Tournament

Saturday, January 30, 2021

In these times of not knowing which event we can plan for, what we'll be able to attend, and just plain NOT knowing... This event was something awesome to attend. We Watched everyone come together and have such a wonderful time, knowing that they were there to yes, have fun, but what we heard over and over how it was “all for the furkids”. The Fifteenth Annual Shoot for the Shelter Pool Tournament was an absolute and amazing success! It was awesome because of the total support of this amazing community. It was because of the people who donated the amazing prizes, the folks who hosted the event, the ones who really seem to enjoy playing in this fun event every year, those who come out every year just to support and the ones who help make it happen. With 80 entrants (40 teams) competing, we raised $4,120.35 for the shelter that day! We really had no idea what to expect, and we tried out some new ways of doing things. We truly have to send a huge shout out to Scoreholio for the assist! The amazing software that we ran the tourney with? Yep, that was designed by them. They even upgraded us to the Pro version for free so we could run this tournament! This event 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 their awesome food from the menu, 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, Chris Smith, Darrin Glading and Joyce Peterson! They were busy! $1,201 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 Jay Prestes and Ernie Denbo for all of their help in putting this together. Thanks to Teresa Sonnenberg and everyone who helped with the setup. 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 Chad Flaig and Alan Ralls! Prize was donated by: Double Barrel Transport and Lopez Service and Repair! (valued at $250 each)
1st Chad Flaig and Alan Ralls result

Second Place Winners were Bill Ebert and Frank Seybold! Prizes donated by Rick & Dianne Shafer ($100 gift card each), Western Nebraska APA Pool League ($50 Taste of Texas gift card each) and Old Sarges (($25 gift card each)!
2nd Bill Ebert and Frank Seybold result

Third Place Winners were Scot Coon and Tom Fischer! Prizes donated by MNB Bank ($50 Visa Card each), McCook's WalMart SuperCenter ($50 card each) and Godfather's Pizza of McCook (Large Pizza with side each)!
3rd Scot Coon and Tom Fischer result

Fourth Place Winners were Monica Macfee and Aaron Eaton!
4th Monica Macfee and Aaron Eaton result

Prizes were donated by Western Nebraska APA Pool League ($50 Citta' Deli gift card each), Lord's Hardware of Indianola ($25 gift certificate each) and four 6 inch sandwiches from Subway of McCook!Subway of McCook also provided two 6 inch sandwiches for the “First Out” team!First through Fourth Place Plaques were donated by McCook Lettering and the awesome t-shirts printed by McCook Lettering! Alan Ralls won the McCook Humane Society cap (printed by The Sports Shoppe) for having traveled the farthest to play in this tournament! Shameless promo: We now have some of these wonderful caps for sale at the shelter if you are interested! Scoreholio provided that amazing software that we ran the tournament with! Miller & Associates printed the brackets! Special thanks to Ben Springer for helping us with “Getting Ready to Roooooooomba”!

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

  • The White Whiskers Drag Team
  • AKRS Equipment
  • Titan Machinery
  • Farrell's Pharmacy & Hallmark
  • The Bottle Shop/Spirit Shop
  • The Sports Shoppe
  • American Electric
  • Monica Conroy
  • Orscheln Farm & Home
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts
  • Sherri Stang
  • Keystone Floral
  • Game On
  • New Life Christian Store
  • McCook Cat Pack
  • Knowlen & Yates
  • Mead Lumber Company
  • Sehnert's Bieroc Cafe
  • Acme Printing Company
  • Tractor Supply Company
  • Karen Smith
  • Carquest

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!!

This month's (MARCH) Adopt-A-Kennel Sponsorship is by Prairie Plains CASA... working for abused and neglected children, and your furkids too! A very special thanks to all of our sponsors for their continuing support.

2pm - 5pm
Noon - 4pm

100 South Street
McCook, NE 69001


Pet of the Week

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Video courtesy of Coyote Country KIOD-FM