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. 

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  • 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

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