McCook Humane Society, McCook, NE

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McCook Humane Society

In Honor of McCook FOE Eagles Aerie & Auxiliary #2769

May Featured
"Adopt-A-Kennel"
Sponsor

Hours:
Monday-Friday

   2pm - 5pm
Saturday
   Noon - 4pm

Location:
100 South Street
McCook, NE 69001

Phone:
308-345-2372

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 (MAY) Adopt-A-Kennel sponsorship is in Honor of McCook Eagles Aerie & Auxiliary #2769... They truly are "People Helping People"... and the temporarily homeless furkids of our community!  Thanks to all of our sponsors for their continuing support.


Volunteer of the Month - May 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 Ernie Denbo for being "Volunteer of the Month" for May 2018! 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, June 9th

                         1pm until 3pm           

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

Come on out Saturday, June 9th for our “Puppy 'Pet'icure Day”! 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 1pm until 3pm! Nail Trims are a $5 Donation and all proceeds benefit the McCook Humane Society.  Don't forget that the lucky person's name will be drawn for the winner of the "Adopt-A-Boat" Raffle ongoing fundraiser during this event!  You still have time to get your raffle tickets up until this event!

At our last Nail Day, May 12th, Loretta & Amy trimmed the nails of 24 dogs and a bunny!!  That's 96 paws!!  Thanks to everyone who took the time out of that busy day (with Mother's Day and Graduation and everything else going on) and came out, we raised $140.10! 

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.


Win This Boat! 

"Adopt A Boat" Boat Raffle! Help the temporarily homeless furkids and donate by getting a raffle ticket for a chance to own this Lund boat!  Yes! You are reading this correctly!!! The McCook Humane Society is Raffling off a BOAT! $5 could when you a boat!

Description of the boat:
Lund Boat with 20HP Mercury Motor
2 Trolling Motors - Hummingbird FishFinder
SuperHD Battery - Boat Tarp - Tilt Trailer
Valued at $3,500.00

How can you win this? Get a Raffle Ticket from the following locations during business hours:
McCook Humane Society 
Macfee's Paw Spa & Inn

Tickets are $5 for one or 5 tickets for a $20 donation!!!!
The boat can be seen in person at Orscheln's Farm & Home, located at 1602 N Hwy 83 (they do not have raffle tickets there).

The winner for this awesome prize will be drawn at our "Puppy 'Pet'icure Day" on June 9th at 2pm. Just in time for Father's Day!! Plenty of time for some quality lake time right? You don't need to be present to win, just make sure that you put your name and a good contact number on the duplicate ticket so that we can reach you in the event that you win!

This opportunity to raise money to help us care for our temporarily homeless furry friends has been made possible by the extreme kindness and generosity of our friends Greg and Janet Hepp, who donated the boat to us for this Major Fundraising Effort!

 


The Cats And Dogs Of McCook Calendar Contest

If you are a cat or dog lover in Red Willow County Nebraska or southwest, Nebraska (Tri-State area) we'd like you to help us identify the most adorable and funny furry friends around town. The cats and dogs receiving the most votes will be featured in a new 2019 calendar and the top two voting photos will receive the honor of "Calendar Cover Models of the Year," and will be featured in the official 2019 Cats and Dogs of McCook Calendar.

Votes are Shelter Donations and are One Dollar ($1.00) Each.
Votes can be entered beginning Friday, April, 6th, 7:00pm CST, and through the online contest deadline ending Monday, July, 9th, 2018, 7:00pm CST. Vote for your favorite photo as often as you wish and encourage your family, friends, and place of work to vote for your favorite pet photos too. There is no limit to the number of votes one may cast. All contest voting donations are tax deductible and benefit the McCook Humane Society. Please encourage your Face book friends and social media followers to share and vote for your favorite cat and dog

 


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.

 


2018 "Cats and Dogs of McCook" Calendars are available now!

                   

We are extremely excited about the new "2018 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.

 


5th Annual "Dog Day in the Park"

"Dog Day in the Park" Oct. 14th, was a Huge Success thanks to the awesome community support!

All of us here at the McCook Humane Society want to SHOUT OUT "Thank you from the bottom of our hearts" once again for your support and your help!!! Without all of YOU this event could NOT have been the huge success that it was (no matter how chilly and overcast it tried to get right)? We have some wonderful people to thank who came out and just worked so hard to make this event happen. Folks like Loretta Macfee (one of our Nail Trimmers, also supplied the awesome and much used Agility Equipment, AND the Pet ID Tag Engraving machine), Faith and Nick Macfee who came and helped out tremendously, Carol Kottwitz (Nail Trims and Microchip), Amy Strauch (one of our Nail Trimmers), Payton Peterson & Jolene Chemilik (helped in the Nail Trims & Microchip tent), Mary Martin Keslin, Andrea ODea, Joyce 'mcmullen' Peterson, Halie Peterson (hope you had a happy birthday), Darrin Glading, Gerry Kelsch, Monica Conroy, Ashley Winder, Renee Samuelson, Chelsey Eng, and special thanks to Ernie Denbo who went around rounding the BIG STUFF up and bringing it in along with sticking around and helping out all day, and of course Jay Prestes who always manages to gets volunteered to help out

We had some amazing sponsors once again like Willow Creek Meats who supplied the yummy hotdogs and hamburgers, WalMart who supplied ALL the fixings for that wonderful lunch, and Pepsi of McCook who supplied the Trailer, the beverages for lunch and the Pepsi prizes for the "Pepsi Ring Toss" carnival game. The wonderful Boy Scout Troop #147 who not only cooked and served that lunch, but helped out with the games. Farrell's Pharmacy & Hallmark who donated an awesome basket for raffle, and sponsored two of our carnival games. Our amazing youth FUNdraising group, the CatPack, who were there on hand selling the new calendars, the playing cards and some other just really neat stuff to raise money for the shelter. Orscheln's Farm and Home was as always present with the Duck Pond game and the Dog's Bobbing for Tennis Balls game. Mr. Bill, who never lets us down, not only showed up and donated free snocones for the event, he even donated $20 just to sponsor! Amber Gonzales was there (with her mom Courtney) with some amazing homemade puppy pad/kennel liners. The McCook Gazette, Coyote Country and KICX for promoting this event as always, they show their neverending support for our ongoing mission and last but never least the City of McCook for letting us invade the absolutely beautiful Kelly Park.

Now those are some of the folks that made it happen. We owe them a HUGE thank you. Here's an extremely huge furry wet sloppy slobbery thank you from all of our temporarily homeless furry friends (and a big thanks from us LOL) to all of you who came out and supported this event. It was an absolute HUGE success because of all of you. We were able to raise $1225! The microchipping and nail trims were the biggest hits, but the mini rummage sale, the carnival games, the rock decorating, the ID tags, the agility and especially that yummy lunch... just the whole day combined. It was a fun day in the park and you helped us raise money which will go toward the care of our homeless friends. Thank you.


 

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!