LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - The Coulee Region Humane Society received an $11,000 grant from the La Crosse Community Foundation.
This grant will help buy medical equipment to spay and neuter animals.
Jamie Schloegel, the Executive Director for La Crosse Community Foundation, said the shelter is very deserving of this grant.
"I can't speak for everyone, but one of the only ways I've been able to get through this safer-at-home time is the love I get from of my pets," Schloegel said. "The human society is a great place to adopt a loving pet."
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, in the United States, dogs and cats not intended for breeding are routinely neutered via elective gonadectomy (also referred to as ovariohysterectomy, spay, or spaying for females; orchiectomy or castration for males; and neuter or neutering for males or both sexes).
Veterinarian Amy Hoscheit said spaying and neutering an animal can help prevent certain unwanted behaviors and can control the animal population.
"The Coulee Region Humane Society is also a stray-hold facility. Many dogs, and cats that are wandering the streets can be brought in and have their health assessed, vaccinations performed, spays and neuters," Hoscheit said. "Spaying and neutering your pet can have beneficial health factors."
Heather Drievold, the Executive Director for the Coulee Region Humane Society, said animals are held to the highest care at the shelter.
"Animals don't have a voice and need people to stand up for them. Pets need doctors and medical treatments just like people," Drievold said. "We try to make sure pet care is affordable here at the shelter."
The La Crosse Community Foundation lets organizations nominate themselves for competitive grants.