February 2019
Coulee Region Humane Society's monthly e-newsletter.

 We're a little "batty" around here! 

Thanks to our Wildlife Rehabilitation Program and dedicated staff, we've been successfully housing 60 plus bats over the winter months. 

"There are no insects around so their food source dwindles," said Kathy Kasakaitas, Animal Control Supervisor. 

The bats we house are cave bats and the most common ones are specifically, "little brown bats" and "big brown bats." 

These bats find their way to us when they unfortunately wake up from hibernation during rapid weather changes. They wake up and find themselves in an environment with minimal food sources and a lack of shelter from the cold. When they're cold, they often find shelter in people's homes, and that's where Animal Control comes in to help. 

Bats are crucial to the ecosystem and can eat multiple times their body weight in mosquitoes. But sadly, due to "White-nose syndrome" the bat population is shrinking. Luckily, our bats will be released back into the wild when the weather warms up (hopefully soon!) 

As always, we encourage everyone to give us a call with any wildlife concerns- and that includes bats! A staff member can be reached at 608-781-4014.

Sincerely, Taylor Bates and CRHS Bat #47
Marketing and Events Coordinator  

 Amazon Wish List

Did you know you can purchase our most needed items right off our Amazon Wish List?

With just a few clicks you can pick items off our list, add them to your cart and immediately  have them sent directly to us! 

Click here to see our list. 
We appreciate any and all donations! 
 Featured Pet: Myra

This beauty is looking for a place to call home! Myra is a 1 year old spayed female who currently resides in one of our offices. She's one of our longest term residents needing a family to give her the love she deserves.

Myra's ideal home would be a quiet place with lots of fluffy beds to nap on. She is an easy-going lady who loves to spend her days relaxing and lounging around-especially at the top of the cat tree. Myra is looking for a home with someone who is willing to give her time to adjust to her new surroundings. Myra absolutely adores all other cats and would do great in a home with other pets if given slow and proper introductions. She would prefer a home without young children (15 years or older.) 

Myra is a shy girl but is very sweet and a little vocal with her favorite people!  To learn more about Myra or one of the many other 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.
 Get Involved

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!