Thursday, January 12, 2012
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Angela Speed
Wisconsin Humane Society to participate in
ASPCA® Mega Match-a-thon
Community support needed to find homes for
animals during 24-hour event
MILWAUKEE - The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) in Milwaukee announced today that they are one of 55 animal rescue organizations receiving grant funding to participate in the ASPCA® Mega Match-a-thon National Shelter Pet Adoption Event in late March and early April. The 24-hour event will be held at the shelter’s Milwaukee location on March 31-April 1, 2012.
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is granting nearly $500,000 nationally to support large-scale adoption events held simultaneously nationwide in an effort to save more lives of shelter animals. The $10,000 grant for WHS will help pay for spay/neuter surgeries, microchipping, vaccinations, collars and marketing materials for the event.
“We’ve never been open for a solid 24 hours before,” said Angela Speed, director of community relations and development. “It’s already been so much fun planning the games, activities and insomniac specials we’ll be offering that evening. Our goal is to find homes for 150 animals, and we’re grateful to the ASPCA for supporting this endeavor.”
Interested in getting involved? WHS is currently looking for partners to help make the event a success, including media outlets, volunteer foster families, mobile food trucks and businesses interested in making raffle donations. Please call Jesse VanCamp at (414) 431-6121 if you can help!
For more information about the Wisconsin Humane Society, please visit www.wihumane.org.
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