Thompson Animal Medical Center hosted an open house on Sunday afternoon to help raise money for the Coulee Region Humane Society.
The open house, open to the public, included tours of the clinic, a K-9 unit demonstration by the La Crosse Police Department, face painting, and a chance to interact with some of the medical center's pet therapy dogs.
“When you interview people and you ask them “is your pet a family member,” 98 percent or more in any given group say yes, they are family members, so I think this gives them a chance to celebrate and see what veterinarians can provide for their pets,” Medical Center co-owner Tom Thompson said.
Thompson and his wife moved from Tomah to La Crosse in the 1970's, and have co-owned Thompson Animal Medical Center for over 35 years.
Sunday's open house gave visitors an opportunity to enter their name in a raffle for an opportunity to win buckets filled with miscellaneous items, and even win a portrait of one of the center's cats.
All food and raffle sales from the open house go towards the Coulee Region Humane Society. Thompson said he wasn't able to determine how much money the clinic raised on Sunday, but said “any little bit helps” the Humane Society.?
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