McCook Humane Society, McCook, NE


Pet of the Week


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

Diane Kugler

September 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 (SEPTEMBER) Adopt-A-Kennel sponsor is Diane Kugler.  Thanks to all of our sponsors for their continuing support.

Volunteer of the Month - September 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 Monica Conroy for being "Volunteer of the Month" for September 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!


We are extremely excited to see the new "2018 Cats and Dogs of McCook" Calendar!  The first chance to see the new calendar is at the Heritage Days Celebration on Saturday, September 23rd!  Our youth fundraising group, the Cat Pack has been hard at it, and will be at the Heritage Days Celebration with their wonderfully set up booth.  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!  They'll have the new calendars, the playing cards and a whole lot of other products, arts & crafts available!

 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, October 14th!!

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 Kelly Park Saturday, October 14th for our “Puppy 'Pet'icure Day”! This month only we'll be having our monthly event at our annual "Dog Day in the Park" event.  Our Nail Trimmers will be Loretta Macfee of Macfee's Paw Spa & Inn 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 11am until 3pm! Nail Trims are a $5 Donation and all proceeds benefit the McCook Humane Society.

At our last Nail Day, September 9th, Loretta and Jamie trimmed the nails of 34 dogs.. that's 136 paws!!  Thanks to everyone who came out, we raised $220! 

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.


5th Annual "Dog Day in the Park"

Our Fifth Annual "Dog Day in the Park" will be Saturday, October 14th at Kelley Park (the upper shelter)... They just keep getting better and better! With more activities for our fur kids, more games, vendors and just plain fun! If you're interested in a community oriented fun filled day in the park consisting of carnival games, activities, services, instruction, prizes and giveaways all to promote responsible pet ownership... then check it out! We will have some awesome raffles for awesome stuff.

We'll have some really cool events and activities for your fur kids also like bobbing for tennis balls (provided by Orscheln's Farm & Home). And over at 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 win prizes!

We'll have fun carnival games and activities for the furless kids of all ages also like the toilet paper toss (sponsored by Walter's Plumbing), the Plinko (provided by McCook National Bank), the bean bag toss & the milk cans (sponsored by Farrell's Pharmacy & Hallmark), and many many more.

Our "Puppy 'Pet'icure Day" which is normally scheduled on the second Saturday of each month, will be held here during this event. So 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.

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.

We'll have vendors and food and just plain fun so come on out and have a good time! 

Lunch will be from 11:30 - 1:00pm. Thanks to Willow Creek Meats, Walmart & Pepsi for providing the food & beverages! Pepsi is letting us use the awesome trailer to serve from again! 

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!

Tractor Supply Company will be out there giving away adoption kits, pet food samples and more! Look for their tent.

A special thank you goes out to our sponsors! Some of them include: WalMart, Pepsi, Willow Creek Meats, Farrell's Pharmacy & Hallmark, Macfee's Paw Spa & Inn, Orschelns Farm and Home, McCook National Bank, The SuperSwitch Cat Pack, Tractor Supply Company & Walter's Plumbing! There will be many more! 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 or just comment!

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 on leashes.


Rummage Sale...

A 2 Day Rummage Sale hosted by two "Shelter Loving" ladies (Andrea O'Dea and Levina Fritsche) with all proceeds going to the McCook Humane Society for the care of our temporarily homeless furry friends. The two ladies are hosting this two day event, with help from other supporters! The sale will be held at the 4-H Building.

Collection Dates/Times (when you can drop off the gently used items) are: Wednesday & Thursday, October 25th & 26th from 8am until 5pm at the Fairground 4H Building. The ladies ask that no clothes be donated, and they cannot accept large kitchen appliances, televisions or computers. There's no way to guarantee that the items work, and they do not have the manpower to move large items.

Sale Dates/Times: Friday, October 27th from 2pm until 7pm and Saturday, October 28th, from 9am until 4pm.

If you'd like to help out, or for more information please call 308-340-3852

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!