February 2018
PAW PRINTS
 No More Bad Hare Days

Many potential adopters walking through our doors are looking for a dog or cat to add to their family. And while we are grateful for any and every animal that is adopted to it's forever home, we recognize that sometimes our other critters get overlooked. Specifically, our adoptable rabbits. We regularly have rabbits available year round that are looking for their perfect homes too. 

February is Adopt-A-Rescued Rabbit Month and we would like to remind everyone that rabbits can make great pets! However, if you're still unsure about adopting a rabbit, we thought we'd share some reasons to take that leap. 

You get the best of both worlds- Rabbits don't require daily walks like dogs but they still offer the social companionship. Rabbits can also be easily litter box trained like cats.

Allergies? No problem-  Many people who are allergic to dogs and cats are not allergic to rabbits.

Their schedule matches yours-  Rabbits are crepuscular. This means that they are most active at dawn and dusk, typically the same times most people are startin g their day or getting home from work. Both of you will be ready for some couch cuddles after a long day.

They support a healthy lifestyle-  As herbivores, rabb its like a fridge filled with fruits and vegetables. With a home stocked with fresh, healthy food, you'll be more likely to eat it too.

Rabbits need homes too- After dogs and cats, rabbits are the third most common animal available at shelters. Plus, they're great listeners.  What more could you ask for from a furry friend?


So what are you waiting for?  Visit our  website  or  Facebook page  for ph otos and bios of all of our available rabbits, including Groot! Or stop in today and visit in person.  Kennels open every day at 1 p.m. 

Groot


Sincerely,
Taylor Bates (and Groot)
Community Outreach Coordinator
 Working Cat Program

What is a Working Cat?
A Working Cat  is any cat who would live their life best by doing a specific task. Typically these are cats that are unsuited for traditional adoption but still need a forever home. Providing them with a job keeps them busy while in a safe environment.
 
How Does It Work?  All Working Cats are chosen by Coulee Region Humane Society. They are then spayed or neutered, vaccinated for rabies and distemper, protected with a one month de-wormer and flea preventative, and tested for FIV and Feline Leukemia. 
 
How do I get Involved?  If you are interested in the Working Cat Program you will need to fill out an application and prove that you have a suitable environment for a Working Cat. You must also be willing to follow our relocation guidelines that include: keeping the cat in a kennel for up to 4 weeks until they acclimate to their environment and a 6 week follow up with a staff member to ensure everything is going well for you and your new Working Cat.
 
Working cats are also free to adopt!

 Upcoming Event: Puppy Drive Thru

Cabin Coffee Co. and Pet Me Scratch Me are teaming up to support the animals at Coulee Region Humane Society with a Puppy Drive Thru.
 
Thursday, February 22nd Friday the 23rd
The public is encouraged to visit Cabin Coffee Co. North's drive thru with their dog(s), or with a Puppy Drive Thru card that they can pick up at either CRHS or Pet Me Scratch Me locations throughout this week. Doing so will enter them into a drawing to win prizes from Cabin Coffee Co. and Pet Me Scratch Me. 10% of the proceeds brought in during the Puppy Drive Thru will be donated back to CRHS to support the care of animals. 


 Resident Superstar: Feldman



Feldman

Age:  8 months old
Breed:  Domestic Short Hair
Gender:  Male  
Specifics:  Current on vaccinations, not a candidate for declaw
Personality: Feldman is a independent guy. He can be a bit shy and hide at first, but once he gets comfortable, he enjoys getting attention. However, Feldman also prefers some alone time. We think he would do great as an indoor/outdoor cat or as barn cat with a job to do! He would prefer to be an only cat but should do well with respectful children (6 and up) under parental supervision.
 
What is a Resident Super Star?
A Resident Superstar at the Coulee Region Humane Society is a featured animal available for adoption that is having a difficult time finding his or her forever home. These pets have typically been waiting to be adopted longer than any other animal at the shelter, and oftentimes have special needs and require certain accommodations. Our Resident Superstars are wonderful, loving pets that simply need a little help.
 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!