Cat foster parents needed at Coulee Region Humane Society

The Coulee Region Humane Society is looking for foster parents to help with its overflowing cat population.

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 situation,” said Samantha Luhmann, Coulee Region Humane Society.

But when it comes to capacity, unfortunately they don’t have room for all of them.

“Unfortunately because we do not turn away any animals, we do euthanize based on space, temperament and health reasons,” said Luhmann.

In 2013, the Humane Society had to euthanize almost 450 adoptable cats. However, a recent change in policy has helped keep intake down 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,” said Luhmann.

The staff especially has been helping out.

“I always have to foster. I don’t think I have taken a break since I started,” said Jasmine Dunn, lead cat caregiver at Coulee Region Humane Society.

Dunn is in the process of fostering two cats that are sick. Right now, the Humane Society is overflowing with cats that have kitty colds.

“A common cold that they get and it is usually stressed induced, so it’s coughing and sneezing,” said Luhmann.

Luhmann said 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,” said Luhmann.

But in order to help the cats get better, the organization is looking for more volunteer foster parents.

“They are the animals that have very little special needs that could benefit from taking a break from this environment,” said Luhmann.

If you would like more information about fostering pets call the Coulee Region Humane Society at 608-781-4014. 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.