• This Saturday is Shoot for the Shelter Pool Tourney!

    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 about tomorrow and the 18th Annual “Shoot for the Shelter” Pool Tournament, 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. It’s promising to be an amazing event thanks to some awesome sponsors, volunteers and participants. Can’t wait to see everyone!

    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, Doug, Dardaen,  Harley, Hondo and Lizzie. 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… Cupid is soon going to be upon us, and while next week we may once again talk about the dangers of chocolate, certain plants, gifts and decorations, have you ever considered making a special Valentine’s Day which includes your furkid? There are plenty of fun, exciting, and romantic dates for dog lovers out there, including some where your dogs (some cats can be a bit more difficult to take along) can go too. Look up the nearest dog friendly trail, or park. They are full of interesting sights and smells, particularly if you’re a dog, and room for running and playing games. You and your date can toss Frisbees, take a leisurely stroll with your dogs, or just kick back for some entertaining dog-watching as long as the temps allow it. Dog-friendly bars and restaurants. More and more establishments are realizing the value of setting a place at the table for dogs. Go shopping together. Pet stores are always dog-friendly zones; check out fun new products together, scope out the fish and birds available for sale, you may even get a little paw mani-pedi together! Are there any dog shows or performance competitions going on? Whether it’s a low-key obedience match or an exciting agility, dock diving, or herding trials, it’s a great place to bond over your passion. Go on a Picnic if weather permits (hey this is Nebraska, ya just never know). There is nothing more traditionally romantic that going on a picnic date, and it’s super easy to take the dog along.

    HAPPY TAILS! The following pets were adopted: Charlie, Zeb, Runa, Moto Moto, Tango, Earfiren, Miss Khat, Moybo, Lexi, Patrick and Molly!

  • Shoot for the Shelter Pool Tourney Coming Up!

    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 was over January 18th. If you’re interested in helping out, donating a prize or sponsoring a place prize, please contact us. You can 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!

    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.

    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, Zeb, Doug, Dardaen, Moybo, Harley and Hondo. 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 you know… As the weather stays cold, we humans tend to stay inside where it’s warm. Many of us are lucky enough to enjoy winter comforts like heating, fireplaces, blankets, and warm places to sleep. But for small animals that live outside, such as cats and rodents, finding a cozy place to sleep isn’t as easy. This is why drivers often find cats in car engines looking for a warm place to hide from frigid temperatures. Of course, this behavior can be deadly for the animal. Luckily, there are some things you can do before driving off to check that no critters are hiding under your hood. Some examples are; banging on the hood of your car, honking your horn, opening and closing your hood, and covering your car. These things may help save a small animal’s life.

    HAPPY TAILS! The following pets were adopted: Franbo, Raisin, Cookie, Duffy, Vinnie and Woody!

  • Shoot for the Shelter Pool Tourney and more!

    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 are canceling our “Nail Day” event that was scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, January 13th, due to single digit temps.

    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 and Apricat. 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 you know… Even in a small town like ours, it can be a big world for a furchild if they don’t have any identification. Without a voice, and without a tag, or better yet, a microchip, your furchild may never find his or her way home! Pet care is more than providing food, water and shelter. Pet care is also providing vet care and making sure that your pet has up-to-date identification on him or her. Even the most responsible pet owners can be accidentally or unexpectedly separated from their furkids, so remember… Pet Identification is your pet’s way home!

    HAPPY TAILS! The following pets were adopted: Cosmo, Duke Pumpkin Pillfurry, Sir Pumpkin Furchill, Dagore, Eden and Astro!

  • 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!

  • Christmas 2023 Shelter News and Updates
    Tree of Giving

    The McCook Humane Society will be closed to the public on Saturday, December 23rd, and Monday, December 25th (we’re always closed on Sundays) in celebration of Christmas. Merry Christmas to all of you from all of us here at the McCook Humane Society.

    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 our website mcccookhumanesociety.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.

    The Christmas Spirt of giving is all round at the McCook Humane Society! So many ways of giving… 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 a Christmas card (labeled with a Reindeer name) on this tree (and remain anonymous). If you’re wanting to help someone in need, grab a card, 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, Mr. Kat, Eeyore, Apricat, Sir Pumpkin Furchill, and Junapi.

    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… Holidays are a time for good food and fun, and lots of it! But, just like children, pets don’t always know what can be dangerous for them to eat or drink. That box of chocolates on the coffee table? It seems like a great snack.  It’s fun to grab a few when you’re watching TV. Your friends love to come to your house because the candy dish is always full. Well, someone else loves that chocolate, too, but instead of satisfying his sweet tooth, he could die from eating the chocolate. We are talking about your dog, your favorite furry family member. Our pets have a knack for getting into mischief, but it is up to us to keep them safe.  Medicine, chocolate and plants are some of the most common items that can poison our pets. A special and important project could be creating a refrigerator magnet, with the emergency number for your vet, as well as a list of some of the most common poisonous items, symptoms of poisoning and basic first aid tips, is a great way to share the knowledge you’ve gained about pet poisoning.  Do a search on the Internet to find a list of the most common poisonous plants eaten by pets, what to do if your pet is poisoned and first aid for pets. Get creative, have fun with it! Design a colorful background and use graphics or clip art to give your list an artistic flair. Remember that with the holidays upon us, there are most likely more sweets and treats lying around and we need to keep our “furry friends” from getting into them.

    HAPPY TAILS! The following pets were adopted: Darby, Auggie, Mewlon, Tamora, Silver, Furrucine, Nali, Catalope, Purrmesan, Zara, Tessa, Mewcaroni and Pawsta!