Monday, July 6, 2009
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Jennifer Feurer
Wisconsin Humane Society
Assists Animal Victims of Cudahy Fire
South Milwaukee – The Wisconsin Humane Society will be making a delivery of supplies to help companion animals displaced by the Patrick Cudahy plant fire. Displaced families have arrived at South Milwaukee High School thankfully with animals in tow, but much-needed supplies have been left behind. Approximately 30-50 animals are currently at the school.
Cat and dog food, water bowls, toys and cat litter will be delivered to South Milwaukee High School, 801 15th Ave., South Milwaukee, WI 53172 at approximately 12:45 p.m.
The Wisconsin Humane Society reminds all guardians to have emergency evacuation plans in place that include companion animals. By being prepared, you will significantly increase the chance that your companion animal will escape unharmed. Also, whenever possible, it is essential that you take your companions with you in the event of an evacuation. Even if you think you will only be away for a few hours, you may become delayed or the emergency may escalate. Establish your own emergency plan that includes your animals. Detailed information about preparing for emergencies can be found here.
Interview Opportunity: Angela Speed from the Wisconsin Humane Society will be available for interviews at South Milwaukee High School between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.