First Responders help shelter animals in Viroqua

VIROQUA (WKBT) — Emergency responders are helping out local animals, but not by getting cats out of trees.

The Driftless Humane Society held a photoshoot with local responders to help find animals a new home. The shelter is currently overcrowded with dogs and cats needing a home.

This is just one way the Viroqua area is giving back to get pets in good homes.

“The community is great. They come out, they help, they do fundraisers, they promote us. The local food co-op, we’re one of their round-up months every year, so they help raise money for us,” said Linda Kica, executive director of the Driftless Humane Society.

The shelter has about 55 cats right now and more than 20 dogs ready to be adopted.

You can visit the shelter Monday through Wednesday and on Saturday to meet the animals looking for their forever homes.

Their office hours and application information is on their website  driftlesshumanesociety.com.