McCook Humane Society, McCook, NE


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McCook Humane Society

Jennifer McConville

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 sponsor is Jennifer McConville - in memory of Addison Samuelson-Carbaugh.  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!

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.


Puppy Peticure Day!  Saturday, Nov. 11th!!

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 Saturday, November 11th for our “Puppy 'Pet'icure Day”! Our Nail Trimmers will be Loretta Macfee of Macfee's Paw Spa & Inn and Amy Strauch of Four Winds Animal Clinic!  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, October 14th, Loretta, Carol & Amy trimmed so many nails at our 5th Annual "Dog Day in the Park" that we couldn't get an accurate count!!  Thanks to everyone who came out, we raised $380! 

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"

"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...

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!