Shelter News

From the Shelter. . .

EXCITING SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Thanks to an anonymous donation... ALL spay and neuter fees have been paid for all of our temporarily homeless furkids until further notice! How AWESOME is this? Folks, let's clear the shelter!

  • All dogs are $73.50 TOTAL (after tax), that means: spayed/neutered, all vaccinations including Rabies, Microchipped, etc.
  • All cats are $46.75 TOTAL (after tax), that means: spayed/neutered, all vaccinations including Rabies, Microchipped, etc.

If you were contemplating the addition of a furry family member, you may want to come check out who's available now :) We have so many wonderful pets of the canine and feline persuasion, all waiting for a wonderful home like yours...

Come on in and check them out, meet them, you may just fall in love!

Our hours are Monday through Friday from 2pm until 5pm and Saturdays from Noon until 4pm. Our number is 308-345-2372. 

cat and dog for sign

  • 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 (JANUARY) Adopt-A-Kennel Sponsorship is by The Hitchcock County Elementary PBIS who want to make a difference, any way they can, even one animal at a time. A very special thanks to all our sponsors for their continuing support.

  • This week's wishlist: Litter Pans and Food bowls for the cats/kittens... and yes still, Forever Homes for our temporarily homeless furry friends! 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.

  • ALL spay and neuter fees are still waived... Folks, let's clear the shelter! All dogs are $73.50 TOTAL (after tax) and all cats are $46.75 (after tax), that means: spayed/neutered, all vaccinations including Rabies, Microchipped, etc.

  • We are truly looking forward to tomorrow and the Fourteenth Annual "Shoot for the Shelter Pool Tournament"! This event promises to be fun for all! You don't have to play to come out and watch, cheer on your friends, get in on the raffles, or eat lunch! The tournament play will start right after the auction around 10am tomorrow, Saturday, January 25th at TJ's Family Fun Center. For more information, check out the Facebook Event Page or our website!

  • Come on by and see what all we've got for your furkid! We offer collars, leashes, sweaters/jackets, furcode ID Tags, bandanas and all kinds of things to help us raise money to help care for our temporarily homeless friends.

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

  • Did ya know... How Often Do You Bathe Your Dog? That all depends on your pet. Factors include: his hair coat, hair length, how often he gets dirty, where he lives (if he is indoor or outdoors most of the time), shedding cycle, and any underlying skin problem. Some dogs need baths only a couple times a year while others need weekly grooming. It is beneficial to brush your dog about twice a week. Bathing your dog every month or two isn’t unreasonable, but some dogs will need more frequent cleanings. A good rule of thumb is to bathe your pet only when his coat gets dirty or begins to smell “doggy”

  • "HAPPY TAILS"!! Congrats to our furry friends that found new fur-ever homes this past week: Jeffrey and two more kittens!

Volunteer of the Month - November 2019

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 Janes Consulting for being "Volunteer of the Month" for November 2019! Jerry has done an AMAZING job on our new website, and is helping us with much more! Janes Consulting, Celebrating over Twenty Years in Business, Strategizes, Develops & Manages Web, Digital Media and Integrated Marketing for SMBs, Startups, Government & NonProfits. Find out more on their website, www.janes.ws, email Jerry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 308-646-0535. Janes Consulting since 1998 - Got Media? 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!

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Employee of the Month - December 2019

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 ALL OF THE EMPLOYEES for being "Employees of the Month" for December 2019! It was too hard to pick just one, every single one of the staff have gone that extra distance and shown such loyalty, dedication and care that they all need to be awarded! 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!

DECEMBER 2019 EVERYONE

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

Saturday, January 26, 2020 at TJ's Family Fun Center
Registration 9:00am until 9:45am

  • Pre-Registration will be from January 6 through 17. Pre-Registration gets you a really awesome packet which includes gifts and coupons from local businesses, one free raffle ticket (good for a chance for the awesome prizes) and an event TShirt! It also guarantees that you'll be entered in the tournament!
  • Entry fee is $25 donation to the shelter for PRE-REGISTRATION and $30 if you don't pre-register. We will have the usual cut off at 32 teams (64 players). Note: If your TShirt size is 2X or above, there will be an additional $5 cost to help cover our cost of the shirts.
  • 8 BALL - ALTERNATE SHOT- BLIND DRAW DOUBLES
    1st thru 4th Place Prizes/Plaques
    DOOR PRIZES - RAFFLES
  • TJs will be serving up awesome food again!
    They'll be serving breakfast until Noon and then serving lunch.
    Lunch will be off the menu and a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the shelter!

Winners in the 13th Annual Shelter Shoot:

  • First Place Winners were Marshall Tucker and Brandon Burton!
  • Second Place Winners were Brett Holloway and Eric “Smitty” Smith!
  • Third Place Winners were Damon Barber and Tom Harris!
  • Fourth Place Winners were Kazandra Lazaro and Tammy Dike!

Keep an eye on this page, our Facebook Event page and the Newspaper, for more details as the event draws closer... hope to see you there!

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!!

January's Featured "Adopt-A-Kennel" Sponsorship is by The Hitchcock County Elementary PBIS who want to make a difference, any way they can, even one animal at a time.

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!