March 16, 2007
For Immediate Release
Contact: Angela Speed
Phone: (414) 431-6104
Amputated Tail Lengthens Life for Cat
MILWAUKEE — It’s a short tale, but not on purpose. When Patrick first arrived at the Wisconsin Humane Society as a stray, he didn’t let on that his history of street adventures included some mishap that caused his tail to be injured. When veterinarians gave him a thorough examination, however, it was discovered that the end of Patrick’s tail was totally nonfunctional and posed a threat to his long-term health. It would have to be amputated.
Patrick was an ideal patient and the amputation surgery was a success. The doctor was able to save a good portion of his tail, so Patrick will still be able to wave his tail under chins to request the attention of adoring staff. This will not be hard. Patrick is a very sweet and beautiful cat who will undoubtedly offer a guardian many years of love and companionship. Thanks to the WHS veterinarians who treated Patrick, he looks forward to a healthier and happier future.
Patrick is one of thousands of animals that receive excellent veterinary care at the Wisconsin Humane Society every year. Aside from the amputation surgery, Patrick was microchipped, spayed, vaccinated and put on a healthy diet like all our animal guests. After he recovers, adoption staff will work to match Patrick with a compatible guardian who is also seeking a new friend.
If you are interested in learning more about Patrick or the other animals at the Wisconsin Humane Society, please visit our website at www.wihumane.org or call 1-800-ANIMALS.
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Photo/Interview Opportunity: Patrick will be available for filming on Monday, March 19th from 9am-12pm at the Wisconsin Humane Society. A WHS representative will be available to answer questions about Patrick’s surgery and condition. To schedule an interview, contact Angela Speed at 414.431.6104 or firstname.lastname@example.org.