Monday, January 18, 2010
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Angela Speed
She Can’t Drive Herself to the Clinic
Bring your cat to Spay Day at the Wisconsin Humane Society
MILWAUKEE – Did you know that spaying or neutering your companion animal reduces certain types of cancer, as well as decreases particular behavioral problems?
The Wisconsin Humane Society invites low-income cat guardians to have their cat spayed or neutered in celebration of Spay Day USA on Tuesday, February 23, 2010. Spay Day USA is a national day of action to reduce animal overpopulation and thus, prevent animal suffering.
Guardians will be charged veterinary fees on a sliding scale ranging from $10 and up, based on family income, size and other factors. Last year on Spay Day alone, WHS spayed 140 animals! WHS veterinarians, volunteer veterinarians and WHS vet technicians all contribute to this impressive effort.
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 the veterinary fees. WHS vets perform the surgery and charge fees based upon a sliding scale, which is geared toward people with low incomes.
To register your cat for Spay Day, please call (414) 431-6132 before February 15. For information about the SNAP program, call (414) ANIMALS. Excellent information about the benefits of having your animals spayed or neutered 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.