The Coulee Region Humane Society’s prominent challenge is finding individuals to adopt pets in need of homes.
There are currently (last week of Feb.) 56 animals up for adoption at the CRHS of Onalaska. The available pets include cats, dogs, rabbits, rats and birds. The animals’ ages range from just a few months old to several years old.
According to the Humane Society of the United States, 6-8 million animals enter shelters each year. Only 50 percent of these animals get adopted. The remaining 50 percent face euthanization.
The CRHS wants people to consider adoption as a first choice for choosing an animal companion. For an individual with an adopted pet, promoting adoption to others is encouraged.
Valentine, a yellow Labrador, is a three-year-old female in need of a forever home. CRHS says she is playful, highly active and housetrained. CRHS says that Valentine can be “selective about which dogs she gets along with,” so it is recommended individuals introduce Valentine to existing pets prior to adoption.
Those interested in adopting Valentine or any of the other available pets can visit www.couleehuman.com, or contact the shelter at 608-781-4014.