Friday, May 1, 2009
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Angela Speed
Direct: (414) 431-6104
Wisconsin Humane Society Celebrates
Sharing the World with Animals
MILWAUKEE – Meet some local heroes at the Wisconsin Humane Society’s “Be Kind to Animals” recognition ceremony that honors local children and members of the community who have exemplified kindness to animals. Emcee Jane Matenear from 99.1 WMYX will be presenting awards for Humane Educator of the Year, Humane Hero, Animal Hero and winners of the poster, poetry and photography contests.
You’ll also have the opportunity to meet three canine heroes who saved their guardians’ lives. Mia risked her life to alert her family to a blazing fire; Katie protected her family from robbers and Oscar saved his guardian’s life when he went into diabetic shock.
WHAT: Wisconsin Humane Society Be Kind to Animals Ceremony
WHEN: Sunday, May 3, 2009, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Wisconsin Humane Society, 4500 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee
WHY: The Wisconsin Humane Society, along with national humane organizations, recognizes the important roles that animals play in our lives. Be Kind to
Animals Week was started in 1915 by the American Humane Association. It is an
ideal time to educate on the importance of treating animals with respect and
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Photo/Interview Opportunity: A WHS staff member will be available for interview. Please contact Angela Speed at (414) 431-6104 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are attending.