Thursday, September 29, 2011
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Angela Speed
(414) 431-6104 email@example.com
Dog Adoption Suspension Lifted at Wisconsin Humane Society
MILWAUKEE – The suspension on dog adoptions at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) will be lifted Friday morning at both the Milwaukee and Ozaukee Campuses after test results confirmed an initial group of dogs to be very low risk for contracting the distemper virus. Those dogs will become available on Friday morning at 10:00 a.m.
“We are confident that this group of healthy dogs are not carrying the Canine Distemper Virus,” said Anne Reed, executive director. “In fact, we are offering 25% off all adoptions to help them go home faster.”
The samples tested came from healthy, previously vaccinated dogs and puppies. They demonstrated a high level of antibodies, which defend against distemper infection.
WHS is awaiting more test results on other dogs and puppies and expects more animals to be cleared for adoption in the next few days.
WHS continues to direct Milwaukee dog surrenders to Elmbrook Humane Society and Ozaukee dog surrenders to the Washington County Humane Society, who have both offered their assistance.
For information on available dogs and to fill out an adopter profile, visit www.wihumane.org or www.ozaukeehumane.org.
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Interview Opportunity: To speak with a shelter representative, please call Angela Speed at 414-431-6104 to schedule an appointment.