Tuesday, June 15, 2010
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Angela Speed
Phone: 414. 431.6104
Lennon and McCartney Rescued from Trash Bin in West Allis
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MILWAUKEE – They are lucky to be alive. Someone had cruelly thrown the 7-week-old kittens into a trash bin in West Allis, leaving them to suffer slow, painful deaths.
Angela Stoetzel heard the cries of the wailing kittens while on a walk in her West Allis neighborhood and couldn’t ignore their pleas for help. The kittens couldn’t have wished for a better savior. Ironically, Stoetzel is also an employee at the Wisconsin Humane Society. Lennon and McCartney aren’t the first animals she has saved, and they would have surely died had she not come to his rescue.
The kittens were immediately examined upon arriving at WHS, given a hearty meal and plenty of fluids. They are too tiny for sterilization surgery, so they will go to a foster home until they are big and healthy enough to be neutered.
“I wish that their story was more unusual,” said Angela Speed, director of community relations at WHS. “We see and hear about many cases where animals are discarded like trash, but fortunately, these little guys had a Good Samaritan looking out for them. Like thousands of kittens at WHS, they’ll get a second chance for new homes.”
There is never a good reason to hurt an animal and the Wisconsin Humane Society reminds people to call the police if they see an animal in a life-threatening situation. Research finds a clear and compelling link between animal abuse and other violent acts. Animal abuse does not only hurt animals; it affects our entire community.
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Interview/Photo Opportunity: Sebastian is available for photos and filming at the Wisconsin Humane Society on Tuesday, June 15; a WHS Representative will be available for interviews. To schedule an interview, contact Angela Speed at (414) 431-6104.