November 2018
PAW PRINTS
Coulee Region Humane Society's monthly e-newsletter.

 Not Just Cats and Dogs

Many people are unaware of all the wildlife we see on a daily basis. Our Wildlife Rehabilitation Program has saved hundreds of wildlife this year but recently, we had a special case. 

Concerned citizens had seen this fox limping and reported it to Animal Control. Our officers made an initial attempt to catch him but were unsuccessful. Someone had seen the fox again and this time, reported it not putting any weight on its front leg. Finally, officers were able to get him cornered and captured.

He was taken to Van Loon Animal Hospital to get x-rays and examined. The elbow was bleeding but not infected. No fractures anywhere on the leg, foot, or toes. All great news! Upon cleaning the elbow wound they discovered a few partially healed puncture holes. It was assumed that the fox had been in a fight with either another fox, coyote, or even a dog. He had punctures on his leg and abdomen as well but none seemed to be of major concern.The wonderful vet techs at Van Loon cleaned him up and gave antibiotics. We monitored him and had him rechecked by the vet. After some TLC and a course of antibiotics, officers were able to release the fox back to his natural habitat. 
Fun Fox Facts:
  • A group of foxes is called a skulk, and a juvenile is called a kit.
  • When food is in excess foxes will partially bury the food, covering with leaves and soil or grass and mark it with urine. This way they can find it in the future. 
  • Foxes are great jumpers and can easily scale a 6 foot fence. 
  • The fox is known to produce 28 different vocal sounds to communicate with group members.
  • Their big bushy tail serves to help them maintain a steady balance. Also keeps them warm on cold winter days.

We had numerous calls and messages from individuals wanting to adopt the fox. For the record, it is illegal to own/house wildlife without proper permits and documentation. Our Wildlife Rehabilitation program is focused on helping injured and orphaned wildlife with the goal of returning them to their natural habitat when ready. If you'd like to know more about this program or would like to donate towards it,  click here. Thanks for reading!

Sincerely,

Taylor Bates and your local wildlife.
Community Outreach Coordinator

 "Black Furday Cuddlebuster Deals!"

Black Friday isn't just for shopping,
it's for adopting! 

What:  Black Friday Adoption Event
  
Where: Coulee Region Humane Society
911 Critter Court, Onalaska WI 54650

When:  Friday, Nov. 23rd - Monday, Nov. 26th
1 - 5 p.m. every day


 Featured Pet: Brooklynn

 

Meet Brooklynn! Brooklynn is a 3 year old spayed female that just loves attention and will do whatever it takes to get it. She will rub up against you and is quite persistent until she gets a good ear scratch. 

Brooklynn is pretty easy going and can be playful when she feels like it. She spent some time in foster and adapted well to the dog in the home. She currently lives in our Communal Room with 3 other cats and does fine with them as well. 

She is the sweetest thing and would benefit living in a home with big beds to nap on and her favorite people to cuddle with! Brooklynn  should do well with other pets if given a slow and proper introduction and she should do well with respectful children under parental supervision.
   
To learn more about Brooklynn 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!