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Pet therapy pups, $25k, $10k hole-in-one contests — a few spots remain for Friday’s Rounds for Rescues to help Coulee Region Humane Society



A big fundraiser Friday to help the Coulee Region Humane Society, which is running over capacity right now.

“We have been operating with a lot more animals over the last few months than normal,” Coulee Region executive director Heather Drievold said last week on La Crosse Talk PM. “We’re always operating at a high level — high 200s. But, we’ve been, actually, just over 300 lately and we feel it.”

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Coulee Regions Heather Drievold joins WIZM’s La Crosse Talk PM with Rick Solem (19:40 into show).

The fifth-annual Rounds For Rescues golf outing still has a few foursome spots available. The event has a little something for everyone.

There are $10,000 and $25,000 hole-in-one contests. A putting challenge to win $3,000. And, even if you’re terrible at golf, you can still go play with the pet therapy dogs that will be at Fox Hollow Golf Course.

: 9 a.m. Friday
WHERE: Fox Hollow Golf Course
SIGNUP: Around River City (click here).

What fundraisers like Round for Rescues really help with at the Humane Society, are the animals that come in neglected or even injured.

“Our biggest need every year — that annually increases pretty significantly — is the animal care line that we have,” Drievold said. “And really that’s spades and neuters, leg amputations, surgeries, dental works, eye infections. Just anything and everything, medically speaking, that you can think of for animals.”

Those medical costs can add up, but it means families won’t have that burden.

“We try to do everything that we are aware of, while they’re with us,” Drievold said. “So that a doctor can take that animal and it is healthy and sound and ready to go into a new home. But, with doing that, that obviously increases our costs in those avenues because there’s a lot of animals that need a lot of work when they come to us.”

To sign up your foursome for Rounds for Rescues, click here. Cost is $280, which includes 18 holes with cart, lunch and chances to win all kinds of prizes.

The local businesses that help make Rounds for Rescues possible include: 

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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  1. Carol Herlitzka

    September 13, 2023 at 8:55 am

    A wonderful organization. The couple region humane society. My sister has volunteered there for years. I was not to inthused that la Crosse has decided not to use them. They care for and find good homes for there pest. Also we used to get our licenses there, now we have to get them from texas!?
    What a shame.?

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