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 (OCTOBER) Adopt-A-Kennel Sponsorship is by Karen Kasper in loving memory of Doyle Kasper. A very special thanks to all our sponsors for their continuing support.
This week's wishlist: Batteries! We are still on overload (especially with cats and kittens)! 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.
The BIG day is November 9! 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 29 organizations that benefit (we are one of them)! For more information you can go to the website at biggivemccook.org. Please share the amazing opportunity to raise money for these community organizations!
Our shelter youth group, The McCook Cat Pack, have as always, done an amazing job on the new 2020 "The Cats and Dogs of McCook Calendars!" If you missed the chance to buy one at their last fundraising event, we will be selling them ($5.00 ea) at the shelter, during normal shelter hours. The McCook Cat Pack youth group will also be selling them at fall and holiday events (watch our Facebook page for when and where). Once again, congratulations to our NEW calendar cover models for 2020, Miss Blaze (cat category), and Deejay (dog category). Thanks to ALL calendar photo entries in our summer pet photo contest, and to all of the Sponsors who've continually helped them make this such a huge success. You are truly appreciated!
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. We even have Halloween Costumes for those furkids that like to dress up!
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... Halloween can be a nightmare for our furkids, continued: Halloween brings a fun time for a lot of us 'kids of all ages,' but for some of our beloved furkids, Halloween can truly be a nightmare. For the past few weeks, we've shared a few tips that might help. Here's a quick list just to help, starting with the most important:
Making sure your furkid's tag and microchip are up-to-date.
Now the rest:
Don't leave your dog outside during the big event.
Keep your dog restrained when you take him/her outside.
Reassure your dog, but act as you normally would, don't over reassure him. That makes them feel as if something is wrong.
It's very important to remember to keep candy away from your dog. Many candies - especially chocolate - are very toxic to dogs. The severity of the toxicity varies and depends greatly on factors such as the breed, age, size and just how much candy was ingested by your dog. Problems may range from a mild upset tummy to vomiting and diarrhea, and even lead to death. If you have any concerns at all, contact your veterinarian immediately. If you want to keep your dog safe, make sure that sweets, including the wrappers, are kept where your furkid cannot get to them.
Make sure your furkid is comfortable wearing a costume before he or she goes out dressed in one; some dogs really like it, but some absolutely stress about it.
Have fun! But think of your dog's safety as much as you would the safety of a small child. Your dog doesn't understand Halloween, so he needs you to provide the guidance and safety that you always do.
"HAPPY TAILS!!" Congrats to our furry friends that found new fur-ever homes this past week: Charming, Merle, Shag, Pixie, Cajun, Lester, Trudy, Judy and Bullet.
Make Your House A Home. . .Adopt a Shelter Dog or Cat!!
October Featured "Adopt-A-Kennel" Sponsor by Karen Kasper in loving memory of Doyle Kasper.