For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Michelle Pintar
Direct: (414) 431-6104
Society Celebrates Spay Day 2005 by Launching Annual
Spay Neuter Assistance Program
? The Wisconsin Humane Society, an animal welfare
organization whose mission is to build a community
where people value animals and treat them with respect
or kindness, will be launching its annual Spay Neuter
Assistance Program (SNAP) on Feb. 22. The launch
will coincide with Spay Day USA, a national day
of action to reduce animal overpopulation and thus,
to prevent animal suffering.
to understand animal overpopulation and the suffering
many animals endure through their lives on the street,"
said Victoria Wellens, executive director of the
Wisconsin Humane Society. "Too many animals
are in competition for too few good homes. This
is the most obvious result of unchecked breeding.
By spaying or neutering animals, we are one step
closer to solving the problem of overpopulation."
SNAP is the perfect
solution for individuals who understand the benefit
of spaying or neutering their cat but cannot afford
to do so. Wisconsin Humane Society vets perform
the surgery and charge fees based upon a sliding
scale, which is geared toward people with low incomes.
For the first time,
the Wisconsin Humane Society has invited the Ozaukee
Humane Society, Grafton, Wis., to participate in
SNAP. Together, the goal is to spay or neuter 110
animals on Spay Day. In 2004, 250 animals were spayed/neutered
through the SNAP program. Also last year, the Wisconsin
Humane Society spayed/neutered a total of more than
6,000 abandoned animals who were placed for adoption.
For more information
about SNAP, please call (414) ANIMALS . To view
a current list of animals available for adoption,
please visit www.wihumane.org.