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 email@example.com 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