December 2018
Coulee Region Humane Society's monthly e-newsletter.

 Carlos O'Kitty

We are often asked, "Where do all these animals come from?" Or "How do the animals find their way to CRHS?" As the stray holding facility for La Crosse County, many of our animals are strays that have been brought in via a community member or Animal Control. Sadly, many strays never have anyone come to pick them up. O ther animals come to us directly through surrenders. Meaning, their previous owner has made the decision to sign over ownership of the pet to CRHS. 

Because we have Animal Control in our facility, we often witness unique stories of animals and their journey to CRHS. 

Take Carlos for example. Carlos was a kitten found at the Carlos O' Kellys in Onalaska. He had been living outside the building and taking shelter in a windowsill. We are unsure how long he had been there but it was clear he was in need of help. One of our Animal Control Officers went out to save Carlos and with the help of some tasty Carlos O' Kelly's tortilla chips, our officer was able to coax him out. 

Not all animals have stories this unique, but they're all important. If you're interested in providing a happy ending for one of our animals by adopting, please stop in any day after 1 p.m. to visit our available animals or give us a call at 608-781-4014.  Carlos is currently living in foster care and waiting for his forever home! Please contact our Foster Coordinator, Arika Arndt at if interested in adopting Carlos!

Thank you for supporting all our animals, we look forward to finding them their happy endings! 


Taylor Bates and animals like Carlos

Community Outreach Coordinator
 Home for the Pawlidays Adoption Promotion! 

We have many felines looking for their forever home this holiday season! If you apply in the month of December, you have the option to name your own adoption fee!
 Featured Pet: Scarlett 

Scarlett is a 6 year old, spayed female Bluetick Coonhound looking for a hound loving home! She has a quiet, calm, and gentle demeanor about her. Scarlett loves belly rubs, walks, and car rides! 

She always keeps her kennel clean at the shelter and has done well in a foster home. She would likely do well in a home with other calm dogs . We feel that she would do best in a home with teenagers and older due to mild resource guarding. 
Scarlett needs someone willing to help her lose a few pounds to get to a healthier weight. It shouldn't be too hard though because she absolutely loves hiking and would make a great adventure buddy or exercise partner for your 2019 New Year's  resolution! At the end of the day, Scarlett likes to relax on the couch with a cozy blanket. 

 Get Involved

To learn more about our animals available for adoption at the Coulee Region Humane Society,  visit the shelter during our visiting hours from 1-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, or 1-7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

There are several ways you can become more involved with our shelter. You can spend your free time socializing with the animals by becoming a volunteer , participate in and attend one of our many fundraisers or events , sponsor a kennel , become a foster parent or simply make a financial donation online. However you want to help, know that it is greatly appreciated and truly does impact the lives of the thousands of homeless animals that enter our shelter every year. We need your help to help them!