Thursday, April 3, 2008
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Angela Speed
(414) 431-6104 email@example.com
Please Don’t Tailgate in Wisconsin Humane Society Lot
Puppies Need Parking, Too
MILWAUKEE – The Wisconsin Humane Society is putting out a plea to Brewer’s fans to refrain from parking in their parking lot. Yes, it’s close and yes, there may be spaces available. But for every space taken up, that could be one less dog walked, one less cat adopted or one less baby bird fed on time.
Last year, the situation got so bad that potential adopters couldn’t find anywhere to park within a mile and staff was late because of the hike to work. Even worse, WHS volunteers had to be diverted from their usual duties to chase fans out of the lot. Which meant that Sparky missed out on his extra-long walk and Whiskers didn’t get kitty cuddle time on game day. It affected adoptions and operations at the shelter.
Before WHS creates a new volunteer position, “Parking Lot Enforcer,” they’d like to simply make a plea to Brewers fans. Help animals. Find another spot. Puppies need parking, too.
Ode to Brewers Fans
We sing the praises of Yost and his crew
Yet game day troubles make us blue.
Are those brats cooking in our lot?
The dogs are acting quite distraught.
Now Sparky won’t get to run and chase,
Because Volunteer John couldn’t find a parking space.
We salute your enthusiasm and love our team,
But parking here is just plain mean.
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