Mission: CRHS actively promotes the humane treatment of animals and positive human-animal relationships.
Target demographics: homeless animals and orphaned or injured wildlife
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,500 domestic animals and over 1,000 wildlife animals
Geographic areas served: The Coulee Region
Programs: Crhs is the leading community resource for companion animal services. We provide for relinquishment, adoption, education, training, pet therapy, lost and found pet assistance, and animal control. We provide shelter to lost, abandoned or surrendered animals as well as offer adoption of homeless animals. In 2014, 4,169 animals came to our shelter in need of help. While caring for stray and surrendered animals and providing adoptions services are major components of our business, crhs offers many other community services. Our spay/neuter assistance program offers financial help to income eligible residents so that they can alter their pets. The crhs franke fund allows us to offer financial assistance to pet owners with veterinary emergencies, giving assistance to pets with urgent needs. Crhs pet therapy program has provided comfort and friendship to those in our community for over 25 years bringing smiles, friendship, laughter, dog kisses, and companionship. In 2014 pet therapy teams visited over 65,000 people. Our animal control program served almost approximately 3,350 domestic and 1,204 wild animals in 2014. Crhs offers dog training and behavior services by a certified trainer. Our training and behavior program helped 1,740 dogs in caring homes by providing resources to strengthen the human-dog relationship while working through common behavior or training needs. Our humane educator presented 230 programs to children of all ages on topics such as safety around animals, proper care of animals, and animal abuse/neglect. We also educate the adult population by speaking to professional groups and providing tours of our shelter. Volunteers are very important to crhs. They provide care for the animals, making sure the animals are clean, have fresh food and water and get time to play and socialize with humans. In 2014, volunteers donated over 14,480 hours of service.