December 2023 Shelter News and Updates

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 (DECEMBER) Adopt-A-Kennel is from another anonymous wonderful friend who is asking for a Christmas Miracle. Her wish is that “All of our furkids find wonderful and forever homes before the holidays”.

Ask about our “Adopt-A-Kennel Program”… It’s the perfect way to honor someone or memorialize them by adopting a kennel in their name. Call us for more information or visit Adopt-a-Kennel Program for more information and to fill out a form online. You can also sponsor an adoption for one of our available pets if you’d like to help out in that way.

We’re excited about December’s edition of Nail Day, Saturday, December 9th from 1pm until 3pm! Santa will be visiting the McCook Humane Society during Nail Day and you can take this opportunity to come get your “Pet Pics with Santa” done. “Scooters” will be on hand with their Pup Cups for your furkids. Our Special Guest Nail Trimmers will be Amy Strauch of Four Winds Animal Clinic and Misty of Misty’s Pet Care! 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).

We’ve got so much giving going on here at the McCook Humane Society! Come on in and grab a gift for your furkid from under our tree. We don’t want any furry family member being without a sweater so we’ve got a Free Sweater Giveaway going on! We’ve got a “Giving Tree”. If you’re struggling right now with pet related needs, you can put those needs in an envelope on this tree (and remain anonymous). If you’re wanting to help someone in need, grab an envelope, help someone in need. We’ll make sure that the folks get their donated items.

We’ve had some very loving people come in and sponsor adoptions to help make sure that our temporarily homeless furry friends find homes for the holidays. Come on in and see who’s adoption fees have been completely paid for: Runa, Zara, Mr. Kat, Eeyore, Apricat, Tessa, Ma Barker and Junapi.

This week’s Wishlist: We really need some gently used bath towels. Thank you, to all of you who bring us much needed supplies and donations, all of us here at the McCook Humane Society just want you to know that you are appreciated more than you can know.

Spay/Neuter Fees waived… A wonderfully generous anonymous donor has decided that it was time to let the dog’s at the shelter get help in finding homes also. This friend of the shelter started a spay/neuter reimbursement fund for them because, as she said, “they need help finding permanent loving homes also”. So, spay/neuter fees will be waived on all dogs who have been available for adoption for over 30 days, until this fund is depleted. At this time the spay/neuter reimbursement fees are still being waived for the felines. We will continue to waive the spay/neuter fees until the Linda Hedges/Mary Ellinger Memorial fund is depleted. We have truly seen a dramatic increase in the feline adoptions since we’ve been able to waive the spay/neuter fees for them, let’s see if it helps with their barking friends. If you’d like to make a contribution to help either of these funds continue, please make sure that you let us know that it’s for the fund. You can stop by, call us, email us, Facebook us, or reach out on the “Contact Us” form on our website for help.

Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook, Instagram or check us out on TikTok to keep up to date on all of the upcoming fun events, job openings and fundraisers and when checking out our website, make sure you check out our section featuring our Up To The Minute Pet Listings!

Did you know… 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. You can bring your furchild out to our monthly “Nail Day” at the Shelter. December’s is going to be so much fun, this Saturday, Dec. 9th, from 1pm until 3pm!

HAPPY TAILS! The following pets were adopted: Truffle, Campbell, Banjo & Booker!