For Immediate Release
Contact: Angela Speed
Phone: (414) 431-6104
Rein in Your Romeo Before it’s Too Late:
WHS Announces Spay Day 2007!
MILWAUKEE – You’re not the only one looking forward to warmer weather. Before spring hits and Mr. Whiskers starts galavanting around town, put a spoke in his plans to woo the vixens next door! You will also help control the stray cat population in Milwaukee and reduce Mr. Whiskers’ likelihood of developing cancer by participating in Spay Day.
The Wisconsin Humane Society invites cat owners to celebrate Spay Day USA by having their cat spayed or neutered on February 27. Spay Day USA is a national day of action to reduce animal overpopulation and thus, prevent animal suffering. Spaying or neutering your cat also produces beneficial side effects for your pal, such as lowering the risk for developing certain cancers.
Last year, WHS spayed over one hundred cats in an impressive effort, and this year, WHS hopes to reach the goal of spaying or neutering another one hundred cats. WHS veterinarians, volunteer veterinarians and WHS vet technicians work as a team to attend to each cat’s needs. Owners will be charged veterinary fees on a sliding scale ranging from $10 and up, based on family income, size and other factors.
In addition to Spay Day, the Wisconsin Humane Society also offers the Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP), which is the perfect solution for individuals who understand the benefit of spaying or neutering their cat or dog but cannot afford to do so. WHS vets perform the surgery and charge fees based upon a sliding scale, which is geared toward people with low incomes. Last year the SNAP program treated about 250 dogs and cats.
To register your cat for Spay Day, please call (414) 431-6132. For information about the SNAP program, call (414) ANIMALS. Excellent information can also be found on the WHS website at www.wihumane.org.
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PHOTO/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: To schedule an interview with a WHS Veterinarian about Spay Day, please contact Angela Speed at 414.431.6104.