Humane Society in Wisconsin offering non-traditional cat adoption option

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) - Not every pet at the humane society is ready for a traditional adoption, but that doesn't mean they can't find a home.

The Coulee Region Humane Society has a "working cats" program, giving those who might not be a good fit in some homes a chance to still be adopted.

The cats are adopted out to area farm or business owners where they can help catch mice or other rodents.

Samantha Luhmann of the Coulee Region Humane Society says it's a way to find a permanent home for a specific kind of cat.

"A lot of cats don't really fit into that box, or that stereotype, of a house cat that is going to be your snuggly couch potato cat," said Luhmann. "They would do best in having stuff to do, they wouldn't necessarily be cats that would want to lounge around and snuggle with you, they're going to thrive being able to chase things and have free reign and more space to be a cat."

Those adopting working cats are required to give the cat food and water daily.

All of the cats in the program come immunized and spayed or neutered, and there is no adoption fee.

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