Happy New Year! Shelter News for the Week

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 is from another anonymous awesome friend who is asking for a post Christmas Miracle. He saw that we are still overwhelmingly full and his wish is also that “All of our furkids find wonderful and forever homes”. 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 our website www.mccookhumanesociety.com 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 super excited and gearing up for the 18th Annual “Shoot for the Shelter” Pool Tournament on Saturday, January 27th at TJ’s Family Fun Center. The FB Event Page is up and will be continue to be updated as time progresses. Pre-Registration is going on now and through January 18th. If you’re interested in helping out, donating a prize or sponsoring a place prize, please contact us. If you’re wanting to pre-register, please contact us via FB Messenger, our website contact form, call us at the shelter or just drop by during business hours. Can’t wait to see everyone!

We’re looking forward to “Nail Day”. It’s coming up on Saturday, January 13th from 1pm until 3m.
Pizza anyone? Pizza Hut is holding a FUNdraiser to help raise money and supplies for us! Thank you to the folks at our local Pizza Hut and we hope to see you out there on January 16th!

It’s still cold outside. We’re going to continue our sweater giveaway. We don’t want any furkid to be cold, we have some very nice sweaters set aside for anyone who needs one for their furchild.

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, Charlie, Apricat and Sir Pumpkin Furchill. Some wonderful pets have found truly amazing forever homes because of these generous people.

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 ya know… The 5 Second Rule applies for cold weather season also. If you place your hand (palm up) on the surface of where you plan on walking your pet, and you can’t comfortably hold it there for five seconds… then it is too cold to walk your dog on that surface. Same rule that applies through the summer months, applies through the cold season. Another thing to remember is to thoroughly wipe off your dog’s legs and stomach when he comes in out of the sleet, snow or ice. He can ingest salt, antifreeze or other potentially dangerous chemicals while licking his paws, and his paw pads may also bleed from snow or encrusted ice. Some breeds like to be in the snow and colder weather, and the pet owners know to take extra precautions for them as the weather dips further. One thing that sometimes gets forgotten is their pads, keep a close eye on them. We sometimes get in a hurry, but need to remember these things.

HAPPY TAILS! The following pets were adopted: Wanda, Cleo, Junapi, Ruby, Eeyore, Ramsey, Leta, Alton, Clawiflower and Diamond!