For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Michelle Pintar
Direct: (414) 431-6104
WHS Adoptions Exceed
7,400 in 2004
? The Wisconsin Humane Society, an animal welfare
organization whose mission is to build a community
where people value animals and treat them with respect
and kindness, is pleased to announce the total number
of animal adoptions reached 7,479 in 2004. The last
time animal adoptions exceeded this number was in
goal has always been to match our animals with adopters
who can provide a loving, nurturing home,"
said Victoria Wellens, executive director of the
Wisconsin Humane Society. "We couldn't have
exceeded our goal of 7,400 without our staff and
volunteers giving 110 percent and kind individuals
who opened up their homes and welcomed a companion
animal to their family."
factors contributed to a successful 2004 adoption
year at the Wisconsin Humane Society. Such factors
Behavior modification program:
WHS staff spends many hours working with dogs on
any issues they may have ? such as food guarding
or manners ? which help make them more adoptable.
In addition, cats are socialized prior to adoption
so they become more comfortable with people and
High quality veterinary care:
WHS veterinaries and technicians are highly trained
in their field, and take the initiative to receive
additional training and become more knowledgeable
about animals and related topics.
Animal expertise and knowledge, including
the Match Maker program: To help potential
new guardians find their perfect canine companion
based on their lifestyles, WHS has implemented a
Match Maker program. Interested individuals only
need to complete a short profile about their lifestyle
to learn which dogs will transition easily. WHS
then determines which canine would be the best fit
based on their personalities.
Community support: The Wisconsin
Humane Society is very grateful for generous donations
and support from members of the community as well
as individuals who chose to adopt and provide a
companion animal with a loving, long-term home.
information about the Wisconsin Humane Society,
or to view a current listing of animals available
for adoption, please call (414) ANIMALS
(264-6257) or visit www.wihumane.org.