crhs strategic plan 2015-2020

The purpose of this Strategic Plan is to guide the management and operations of the Coulee Region Humane Society from 2015 to 2020.  Several of the following objectives may seem rather boring, dealing with issues like board governance, finances, and staffing.  The Board of Directors feels these issues are important to building and maintaining a strong organizational foundation so CRHS can continue to improve and continue to provide valuable services to the animals and people of the Coulee Region into the foreseeable future. Other objectives, also very important deal more directly with the mission of CRHS and animal welfare. These objectives cover topics where improvements can be made, and identify procedures, timelines, and responsibilities for implementing those improvements.

Our Mission
Our mission is to actively promote the humane treatment of animals and positive human-animal relationships. We strive to be a resource to our community and a go-to place to learn about animal care, welfare, ethics and treatment.

Our Goals
Our goal is and always has been to provide the best care possible for all pets staying at our shelter. We work hard to be their voice, their advocate and their caregiver.  It is also our goal to place all healthy and adoptable animals into forever and loving homes, and humanely euthanize only animals that are unhealthy and/or not able to be adopted. 

Our Values
We value animals of any and every kind. It is our promise that we will never turn an animal in La Crosse County away, regardless of its circumstance. As a resource to our community, we value transparency and we promise to remain open and honest about what it is we do here at the Coulee Region Humane Society. We value love, we value life and we value community. 

Facts & Services

  • Coulee Region Humane Society opened its doors to the community in 1971.
  • Our organization is an open admissions shelter to La Crosse County residents. We accept all animals from young to old, healthy to sick, friendly to aggressive, small to large, etc., allowing every animal a safe refuge regardless of its circumstance.
  • We are the designated stray-holding facility in La Crosse County; Animal Control works on site at our facility.
  • Our Humane Education programs teach humane care, safety around animals and species-specific information to local schools, Girls and Boys Clubs, Big Brothers Big Sisters, etc. 
  • We accept surrendered pets when they no longer can be kept regardless of their circumstance. This service is free for La Crosse County residents.
  • Our shelter offers licensing services through the Coulee Region Animal Control Protection & Rescue department.
  • We offer 18 different dog training courses on site as a resource to dog owners of all kinds. Classes are available at low or no cost. Scholarships are available.
  • Our Spay Neuter Assistance Program, otherwise known as SNAP, offers financial assistance to income-eligible pet owners in La Crosse County to spay or neuter their pet. 


CRHS Strategic Plan (Xcel Spreadsheet)

Amended by Board of Directors 8/31/2017