For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Michelle Pintar
Direct: (414) 431-6104
with Passion to Help and Hearts of Gold
– There are many compassionate people
with big hearts and a strong desire to help cats
– Wisconsin 's most at-risk companion animals –
and these people are coming together at the Wisconsin
Humane Society on February 28. These individuals
will combat the suffering caused by cat overpopulation
on Spay Day USA, a national day of action to reduce
animal overpopulation and thus, to prevent animal
Who are these
dedicated people? Not surprising, they are people
who have dedicated their lives to helping animals.
Approximately 10 compassionate area veterinarians
and 10 veterinarian technicians are driven to donate
their time and talents to spay or
neuter a goal of 130 cats on Spay Day through the
Wisconsin and Ozaukee Humane Societies' Spay Neuter
Assistance Program. SNAP is designed for individuals
who understand the benefits of spaying or neutering
their animal but cannot afford to do so. This year,
SNAP will focus on cats because they are far less
likely to be altered than dogs. By altering cats
that would otherwise be contributing to the already
staggering population of cats, these veterinarian
staff will be reducing animal overpopulation and
helping to prevent animal suffering.
“The goal is
to get all animals – especially cats – spayed because
of the overpopulation explosion. I am excited to
volunteer my services on Spay Day and help fulfill
this goal,” said Dr. Marla Lichtenberger, DVM, DACVECC,
with the Animal Emergency Center, Glendale, Wis.
Spay Day USA at the Wisconsin Humane Society
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
All day until 4 p.m.
Wisconsin Humane Society
4500 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53208
· Photo opportunities of WHS and area veterinarians
and veterinary technicians helping to reduce cat
· Photo opportunities of about 130 cats having
spay or neuter surgery.
· Interview opportunities with veterinarians.
Members of the media and cameras WILL
to enter the surgical areas.