The Coulee Region Humane Society is looking for foster
parents to help with its overflowing cat population
News 8's Brittany Schmidt explains why.
This is Ben and he is about a year old.
He loves to cuddle, loves to play with other kitties
and take naps...
But unfortunately he, along with many little kittens
here, has a kitty cold.
And so the Coulee Region Humane Society is asking
for more volunteers to nurse these cute little cats
back to health.
We have a lot of cats that need homes.
The Coulee Region Humane Society has a hard time saying
no when it comes to these cute little faces
We do not turn away any animal regardless of their
It's always the last option.
Unfortunately because we do not turn away any animals,
we do euthanize based on space, temperment and health
the humane society had to euthanize almost 450 adoptable
SAM -It's really hard
However, a recent change in policy has helped keep
and allow animals to stay longer if needed.
We have not euthanized an adoptable cat so far this
year so we have got everyone coming forward to help.
Including the humane society staff
I always have to foster.
I don't think I have taken a break since I started.
Dunn is in the process of fostering two cats that
a common cold that they get and it is usually stressed
induced, so its' coughing and sneezing.
Luhmann says it's simple to cure....
Often times just taking them out of that environment,
out of the shelter here and into a home, their illness
goes away completely.
But in order to help the cats get better.
the organization is looking for more volunteer foster
They are the animals that have very little special
needs that could beneift from taking a break from
Fostering a cat can last anywhere from a couple of
days to a couple of weeks and you usually have one
cat at a time so they can get really healthy.
And martha, who knows you might just fall in love
with this cute little face and become Bens new forever
If you would like more information about fostering
pets, just call the number on your screen.
If you are looking to adopt.
the Coulee Region Humane Society will be reducing
adoption fees for cats age 3 and up for all of June.