Tuesday, June 29, 2010
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Jennifer Feurer
Homeless Cats Seeking Homes
Wisconsin Humane Society sees dramatic increase in kitten surrenders
MILWAUKEE – Interested in adopting a cat? There is no better time, as the Wisconsin Humane Society has an unusually large population of adoptable cats, and staff members hope to have a busy week of cat adoptions.
“We have seen a dramatic increase in the number of surrendered cats and kittens the last few weeks, and just yesterday alone we had 63 animals surrendered, of which 42 were cats or kittens,” said Alison Fotsch, counseling services manager. “The reasons range from allergies in the family and moving families, to owners passing away.”
The Wisconsin Humane Society has already adopted 324 cats this month, but they hope to reach 375 by the 4th of July weekend.
During the month of June, every cat adopter will take home a great prize, including treats and catnip squares. Adoption fees range from $150 for kittens five months and younger, to completely waived fees for adult cats more than one year of age. Included in the cat adoption are spay/neuter, first distemper vaccination, initial deworming, feline leukemia testing, microchip implant, a certificate for a free veterinary exam, and a 30 day gift of ShelterCare Pet Insurance.
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Photo/Interview Opportunity: Kittens available for adoption and a Wisconsin Humane Society representative are available for an interview today regarding the high cat population. Please contact Jennifer Feurer at (414) 431-6123 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.