UW-La Crosse students partner with Coulee Region Humane Society for hands-on experience

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – UW-La Crosse is teaming up with the Coulee Region Humane Society.

The new partnership between the university’s biology program and the Humane Society is giving those students hands-on experiences with animals.

Their current project is testing a thermometer that takes an animals’ temperature from its arms.

The tool aims to avoid the stressful experience of taking animals’ temperatures rectally.

Educators like Veterinarian and Lecturer Cord Brundage hope this partnership will last.

“The partnership is not limited to temperature-taking, it was the impetus to get things started. It was a first step in what’s hopefully going to be a long-term relationship to be able to do a lot of things to help the shelter,” said Brundage.

The students volunteering for this project are a part of UWL’s Pre-Veterinary Club.

The students are hosting a donation drive as a way to say thank you for allowing them to come work with the Humane Society.

Donations can be dropped off at the COVE Student Organizations area on the second floor of the Student Union, or sent directly to the Humane Society.

A list is posted on the Human Society’s website with the most needed items to continue caring for animals.