McCook Humane Society, McCook, NE


Pet of the Week

Aura, Alys & Eris

Stop in and find the "Love of your Life" waiting for a new home!

Make Your House A Home. . .Adopt a Shelter Dog or Cat!!

McCook Humane Society


July 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 (JULY) Adopt-A-Kennel sponsor is KUGLERS.  Thanks to all of our sponsors for their continuing support.

Employee of the Month - March 2017...


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 Carol Kottwitz for being "Employee of the Month" for March 2017! We can't take care of our temporarily homeless furry friends without our awesome employees and volunteers!

 Pet Photo Calendar Contest.     Enter your favorite cat or dog photo today!


The annual cats and dogs of McCook calendar, “Pet Photo Contest” is actually over, and now the next stage begins.  Our friends, The Cat Pack, will now be in the design stage.  You can still help out, there's still time to become a sponsor!  The website is still up, you can still contact us or go to the site and find out how you can get in on this year's calendar and help support the animals at our shelter waiting for a loving and caring home of their own. 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.

Here is the 2018 calendar photo contest link:

Thank you for supporting this young service minded youth team who continue to make a difference for abandoned and homeless animals in southwest Nebraska.


Puppy Peticure Day!  Saturday, August 12th!!

Pamper your Pup with a Pedicure Day!                          

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

Come on out to the McCook Humane Society on Saturday, August 12th for our “Puppy 'Pet'icure Day”! Our Nail Trimmers will be Amy Strauch of Four Winds Animal Clinic and our very own Carol Kottwitz!  Bring your furry friend in and get his or her nails trimmed! We'll be having a Pawsitively Pawesome good time trimming nails from 1pm until 3pm! Nail Trims are a $5 Donation and all proceeds benefit the McCook Humane Society.

At our last Nail Day, July 8th, Loretta and Carol trimmed the nails of 34 dogs.. that's 136 paws!!  Thanks to everyone who came out, we raised $200 even in the heat! 

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.


"The Cats and Dogs of McCook" Playing Cards!

Come on out to the shelter and check out "The Cats and Dogs of McCook" playing cards!  What awesome gifts and keepsakes!

The "Cat Pack" will continue to promote these awesome keepsakes, so don't forget to tell them what an awesome job they're doing!

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!