McCook Humane Society, McCook, NE


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McCook Humane Society

Riley & Elijah Drake... In Honor of    Meshka

October Featured


   2pm - 5pm
   Noon - 4pm

100 South Street
McCook, NE 69001


From the Shelter. . .

Upcoming Events:



Come on in and ask about our "Adopt-A-Kennel" program where our local businesses and individuals can show the community their support for our area’s homeless animals.

This month's (OCTOBER) Adopt-A-Kennel sponsorship is from Riley and Elijah Drake... in Honor of "Meshka".  A very special thanks to all our sponsors for their continuing support!

Volunteer of the Month - September 2018

Each month we honor an employee or a volunteer for their hard work and dedication. They receive a certificate of appreciation and a Walmart Gift card made possible by a donation from Sharleen Riemenschneider of Edward Jones! Congratulations to MCC Lady Indians Volyball for being "Volunteers of the Month" for September 2018! We've really enjoyed this group of super enthusiastic young ladies and their love of our temporarily homeless furkids! We can't take care of our temporarily homeless furry friends without our awesome employees and volunteers!


Pamper your Pup with a Pedicure Day!   

"Puppy 'Pet'icure Day" Saturday, Oct. 13th

                         Noon until 3pm 

Please note that this will be a special event and will include the "Dog Day" Responsible Pet Owner event and will be at the shelter.        

Does your dog have tired, sore dogs? Could be his or her nails need trimming.”

Come on out on Saturday, October 13th for our “Puppy 'Pet'icure Day”! We're doing things a little different and having our Nail Day along with our annual "Dog Day in the Park" event (it will still be held at the shelter).  Nail Trims will be offered from Noon until 3pm!  Our Nail Trimmers will be Loretta Macfee of Macfee's Paw Spa & Inn, our very own Carol Kottwitz and Amy Strauch of Four Winds Animal Clinic!  Bring your furry friend in and get his or her nails trimmed! Nail Trims are a $5 Donation and all proceeds benefit the McCook Humane Society. 

At our last Nail Day, September 8th, Loretta & Amy trimmed the nails of 32 dogs!!  That's 128 paws! Thanks to everyone who took the time out of that busy day (in the heat and with everything else going on everywhere) and came out, we raised $185.00! 

As per state and city ordinances... Please make sure that your fur-kid is up to date on Rabies vaccination and they have their tag on (or you have other proof), and that your pet is on a leash (please no retractable leashes).

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.


6th Annual "Dog Day in the Park"

"Dog Day in the Park" will be Saturday,    October 13th from Noon until 3pm at the McCook Humane Society this year!!!

Our "Puppy 'Pet'icure Day" which is normally scheduled on the second Saturday of each month, will still go on, so you can get your furkid's nail's trimmed by one of our awesome professionals. Not only can you get your furkid's nail's trimmed, they can enjoy a whole lot of other fun activities also! The Trims are a $5 donation and all proceeds benefit the McCook Humane Society.
We'll have the agility course (provided by Macfee's Paw Spa & Inn) they can participate in the events and challenges such as: jumps, weave pulls, teeter totter, and much more! Test your fur kid's skills! Let them have fun and pick up some goodies for them!
Microchip your furkid!!! One and Done! $25 donation to the shelter and your pet will be microchipped. No other fees. EVER. You can register your pet's info right there on the spot on your smartphone and we'll help you do it.
The Cat Pack will be on hand with the brand new calendars! They'll have the "Cats & Dogs of McCook" Playing Cards available, and they'll have all kinds of neat things on hand to help raise money for us! This group just doesn't stop!
Macfee's Paw Spa & Inn will be there with the Pet Tag ID machine engraving identification tags!
A special thank you goes out to our sponsors! The event page will keep being updated as they come in!  If you are interested in helping out, becoming a sponsor, vendor or just want more information... you can message us, call us at 308-345-2372.

As per state and city ordinances... Please make sure that your fur-kid is up to date on their Rabies vaccination and they have their tag on (or you have other proof), and that your furchild is on a leash (no retractable leash please).


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 23 organizations that benefit (we are one of them)!  For more information you can go to their website at


Boat Raffle a Complete Success! 

"Adopt A Boat" Boat Raffle!

Bill Watts of McCook was the lucky winner of this awesome prize!

Thank you to everyone who participated by donating money for raffle tickets, the Board members who helped out, Macfee's Paw Spa and Inn for help with tickets, The McCook Daily Gazette and Coyote Country for advertising and Seth Baumert doing such an awesome job with the live remote, Orschelns Home and Garden for displaying her for the entire time it was being raffled, Terry and Shelly Hoffmaster with Stak n Store for housing her through the winter, Farrells Pharmacy and Hallmark for sponsoring, and most especially thank you to Greg and Janet Hepp, who donated the boat to us for this Major Fundraising Effort!  Because of all of you AWESOME folks, we were able to raise $2,140!  Wow!  Thank you!


The Cats And Dogs Of  McCook Calendar

Our super friends the CatPack are still hard at it!  Each year the cats and dogs of McCook calendar offers an opportunity to let the community know you support the animal shelter.  The contest is over, the calendars are in the printing phase and the CatPack will be on hand selling them at upcoming events such as Heritage Days and our own "Dog Day in the Park".  You can contact them directly at: or at their Facebook page:

We are extremely excited about the upcoming "2019 Cats and Dogs of McCook" Calendar!  Please make sure you check them out and help us thank them for all the hard work they do to raise money for our mission here at the shelter!  The calendars (and the playing cards) are available here at the shelter for a $5 donation.  Each year, the Cat Pack: Friends of the McCook Humane produce a full color calendar which allows supporters to decide the next ‘top models’ for a monthly feature and the coveted calendar cover shot.  The Cat Pack are youth volunteers in elementary, junior high, and high school who have hosted shelter events and creative fundraisers since 2008 supporting our local Humane Society. The cat and dog photos submitted (and select stories of rescue and adoption) are inspiring and are arranged in an adorable monthly collage.  Thank you for supporting this young service minded youth team who continue to make a difference for abandoned and homeless animals in southwest Nebraska.








Twelfth Annual Shoot for the Shelter Pool Tournament

Saturday, January 27th, 2018


First Place Winners in the 12th Annual Shoot for the Shelter Pool Tournament!Congrats to Rick Shafer and Don Sawyer! First Place Prizes were provided by: Double Barrel Transport and Hagan Transport!



Second Place Winners in the 12th Annual Shoot for the Shelter Pool Tournament! Congrats to Dan Sattler and Buddy Burton! Second Place Prizes provided by Western Nebraska APA Pool League and McCook's Walmart SuperCenter!



Third Place Winners in the 12th Annual Shoot for the Shelter Pool Tournament! Congrats to Chris Mock and John Smith! Third Place Prizes provided by McCook National Bank, Lord's Hardware of Indianola, Old Sarge's and Frenchman Valley Coop!

Fourth Place Winners in the 12th Annual Shoot for the Shelter Pool Tournament! Congrats to Jim Tyan and Travis Wilkinson! Fourth Place Prizes were provided by McCook National Bank, D & S Hardware and Pizza Hut!



The Twelfth Annual Shoot for the Shelter Pool Tournament was a huge success! It really was awesome even. During the event, looking around you saw folks having a good time visiting with friends, playing pool and telling pet stories, it's just one of the enjoyable things about this annual event. Not only are there a few new people to meet each year, but the chance to catch up with friends and hear how the furkids are doing! It goes to show why this annual event is such a huge success every year. It's supported by so many animal lovers. With 64 entrants (32 teams) competing, we raised $2,642.50 for the shelter! What a day! It could not and would not have happened without a LOT of folks helping out and donating time, services or items. A huge thank you goes out to them all!

TJ's Family Fun Center did a great job of hosting it again. They served a pulled pork sandwich lunch and will be donating a portion of the proceeds back to us just like last year!

Justin Banzhaf was our guest Auctioneer and he and Beth O'Dea did an awesome job! We sure appreciate you two volunteering to help this year! A special thank you goes out to the McCook Humane Society Board members who did such an awesome job of selling those raffle tickets, handing out prizes and just helping out wherever needed!! Andrea O'Dea, Levina Fritsche, Darrin Glading, Linda Koetter, Mary Keslin and Lorie Prestes! Special thanks to Ernie Denbo for all of your help before, during and after the tournament. Coyote Country, KICX 96.1FM, and the McCook Daily Gazette did an awesome job as always with advertising this FUNdraiser! Thank you all so much!

First Place Winners were Rick Shafer and Don Sawyer! Prizes were donated by: Double Barrel Transport and Hagan Transport!
Second Place Winners were Dan Sattler and Buddy Burton! Prizes were donated by Western Nebraska APA Pool League and McCook's Walmart SuperCenter!
Third Place Winners were Chris Mock and John Smith! Prizes were donated by McCook National Bank, Lord's Hardware of Indianola, Old Sarge's and Frenchman Valley Coop!
Fourth Place Winners were Jim Tyan and Travis Wilkinson! Prizes were donated by McCook National Bank, D & S Hardware and Pizza Hut!
First through Fourth Place Plaques and the awesome t-shirts provided by McCook Lettering (McCook Lettering donated the Plaques)!

The Brackets were printed and donated by Miller & Associates!

A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU goes out to these supporters who donated items that were raffled off: Farrells Pharmacy & Hallmark, Game On, Monica Conroy, Bill & Tammy Moore, Dwayne Hammond, VK Electronics, Orscheln Farm & Home, Sherri Stang, Titan Machinery, The Bottle Shop/The Spirit Shop, Macfee's Paw Spa & Inn, Mead Lumber, Ag Valley Coop, Horizon Bank, McCook Cat Pack, Eakes Office Plus, American Electric, Barnett's Do It Center and Wagner's Chevrolet.




Rummage Sale...

The rummage sale November 27th & 28th was a HUGE success and we want to thank you all for your support!  Because of your never-ending support, Andrea O'Dea and Levina Fritsche, the two awesome ladies that organized this fundraiser for the shelter, raised almost $1,400 to help support our temporarily homeless furry friends!  We'd like to say a special thanks to them, and to Connie Jo Disco, Joyce Peterson, Brandon & Jennifer Wilcox and Pat Husted for helping out with this tremendous fundraising event!  Also a huge thanks to the McCook Gazette, Coyote Country and KICX for promoting it for us!

Community Support...

We cannot function, we cannot do what we do and continue to help find homes for all of the temporarily homeless furry friends that show up every single day for whatever reason... either life changes, lost or just pure misfortune of being abandoned.  It's no fault of theirs, and it's our mission to find each and every one of them a forever home. We are able to continue to do it through the kindness of you, our friends and community.  And through your support of events like : "Aces for Animals" a frisbee golf tournament, A 3 Day Rummage Sale hosted by two "Shelter Loving" ladies, The Annual "Shoot for the Shelter" Pool Tournament, The Annual "Dog Day in the Park" Responsible Pet Ownership Carnival and Event, Our monthy "Puppy 'Pet'icure Day, our bimonthly visits to Orscheln's Farm and Home and to Tractor Supply Company.  To everyone who donates money to us!!!!  To all of you that make us able to do what we do...   You're awesome and VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!!

"PET NIGHT"s will always be remembered with Mr. and Mrs. Claus hosted by Dennis and Cathy Shannon.


We've got shirts, sweaters and jackets for our furry friends. We've got a beautiful selection of handmade bandana's here for sale. Anything from John Deere or Cammo all the way to Biker and yes, even pink!

The McCook Humane Society offers gift certificates good for a free dog or cat, puppy or kitten. What a wonderful way to show your loved one that you love them, by giving them the gift of unconditional love! We also offer a wide assortment of sweaters for that special new addition!