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Stressed out by the election? Adopt a cat.


MILWAUKEE - Stressed out by this election? The Wisconsin Humane Society has a solution: bi-pawtisan cats! 

Now through November 13, WHS is offering 25% off kitten adoption fees and totally waived fees for adult cats (waived fees for adult cats are standard 365 days a year). Plus, every cat adopter receives a special Election Kit with the essentials for a stress-free election week: chocolate, ear plugs, and a chance to win a cat climbing tower. 

There are 540 cats in WHS’s care, compared to 450 at the same time last year.  

“We suspect that the warm weather may have an influence on the volume of kittens and cats we’re seeing this time of year. The high population puts animals at risk for illness and stress, so we’re hoping for a lot of adoptions in the next week,” said Angela Speed, vice president of communications at WHS. 

“Research indicates that having a cat can reduce stress levels and lower blood pressure,” Speed said. “You can save a life, feel better and wake up on November 9th feeling awesome, no matter what.” 

To see cats available for adoption, visit

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The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is the oldest and largest shelter in Wisconsin.  It was founded in 1879 and operates shelters in Milwaukee, Ozaukee and Racine Counties, as well as a spay/neuter clinic in West Allis.  The organization offers adoption services, educational programming, veterinary resources for animals from low-income households, retail stores, volunteer programs and dog training classes. The Milwaukee shelter also houses the state’s largest Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.   WHS is an independent nonprofit and receives no general government funding and is not part of any national umbrella group. For more information, please call (414) 264-6257 or visit


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