For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Michelle Pintar
Phone: (414) 431-6104
There's WHS, There's Hope
A team of Wisconsin Humane Society veterinarians
and animal care technicians will return from Houston
after a week of providing much needed medical assistance
to companion animals today at approximately
5 p.m. WHS staff worked closely with animal welfare
staff in the hurricane ravaged area of Beaumont,
Texas to administer basic animal care needs such
as medical treatment, food, water and cleaning.
While conditions are
improving, WHS staff continually found hundreds
of animals in dire need of assistance, especially
dogs. According to staff, among the most common
medical conditions included pelvic ruptures, broken
femurs, bites from other dogs and anemia as a result
of poor health. Many of the cats in the Houston
area suffered from heat stroke, dehydration and
As WHS staff comes
off the Rescue Waggin' today, another crew will
be heading out for Louisiana to provide needed medical
care for companion animals.
WHS Staff Returns from Houston; Another Team Heads
Thursday, October 6, 2005
Approximately 5 p.m.
Wisconsin Humane Society
4500 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53208
· Interview opportunities with WHS staff
who experienced hurricane-stricken area first-hand
and can provide details about the conditions of
companion animals in the area.
Michelle Pintar at (414) 431-6104 by 4:30 p.m. today
if interested in scheduling an interview.