Animal Control, Protection & rescue

The Coulee Region Humane Society Animal Control, Protection and Rescue department was established in 1975 as a resource for residents of La Crosse County. The department is available to all villages and municipalities within the county, and will provide residents with the following services. 

  • Stray dog/cat pick up
  • Attempt capture of dogs/exotic animals running at large
  • Issue compliance orders for violations of county ordinances
  • Service box traps for feral cats
  • DOA dog/cat pick up
  • Issue citations
  • Respond to livestock complaints


Emergency coverage is also available 24/7/365 and includes the following services.

  • Vicious animal complaints/currently at large
  • Wild animals posing human health risks
  • Emergency domestic animal cruelty, abuse or neglect complaints
  • Domestic animals hit by cars
  • Rabies specimens pick up as needed
  • Law enforcement assistance with emergency animal-related calls
  • Stray animal pick up/ordered impounded by law enforcement
  • Exotic animal pick up when ordered impounded by law enforcement



City of Onalaska residents please note:

Animal Control will respond to all calls between the hours of 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. excluding wildlife. The Onalaska Police Department will respond between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.

Onalaska Police Department: 608-781-9550


Call 608-781-4014 to reach Animal Control. Humane officers are available 24/7/365.