Saturday May 11th is our “Nail Day”!

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 (MAY) Adopt-A-Kennel is sponsored by an anonymous donor. His ultimate wish is that we didn’t even need a shelter but says that he is glad we have one. “Please Adopt”, he says, everyone deserves a second chance. A very special thanks to all of our sponsors for their continuing support. 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 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 looking forward to tomorrow, Saturday, May 11th, and our “Nail Day”! Bring your furry friend in and get his or her nails trimmed, trims are $6 (which includes sales tax). We hope to see you all there from 1pm until 3pm! Our special guest Nail Trimmers will be Amy Strauch of Four Winds Animal Clinic and Misty of Misty’s Pet Care! 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).

We’re exciting to once again be a part of The McCook Community Foundation’s “Third Thursday” event. It’s starting this month, so we hope to see you on the bricks Thursday, May 16th. We’ll have plenty of our furry friends available for you to meet and fall in love with. You just never know… you may find your newest family member!

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: Jager, Malibu, Cubby, Stuart and Dante. 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.

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Did Ya Know: Disaster preparedness isn’t just for shelters and rescues. As pet owners, it’s our responsibility to plan for the worst to ensure our pets have the best possible outcome during a crisis. Here are some tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help you prepare:
Make a Plan. By creating a plan for you and your pets, it will minimize stress and worry during an emergency. It’s important to remember that if it isn’t safe for you to stay in your home during an emergency, it’s not safe for your pets. If your local officials ask you to evacuate, your pet should evacuate too! Prepare your pet’s evacuation plan. Evacuating with a pet can be difficult due to many public shelters and hotels not allowing pets. Make a list of safe places to take your pets before an emergency happens. Remember to include your pets in evacuation drills. Get your pets comfortable entering carriers or getting into a vehicle with minimal stress. A very important detail is to choose designated caregivers. Prepare a plan with your friends, family, or neighbors to make sure someone is available to care for or evacuate your pet if you cannot. Always have an emergency kit for your pet. This should include: Several days of food, water, medicine, a first aid kit, collar/id tag/leash, grooming items, litterbox/poop bags and disinfecting spray, and a sturdy crate/carrier. Have a picture of you and your pet together, and keep familiar items as toys and bedding for your pet to make him/her feel as comfortable as possible.
Microchip your pet. Get your pet microchipped and ensure that your phone number and address are current.