Tuesday, January 11, 2011
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Angela Speed
Direct: (414) 431-6104
FIX YOUR FRISKY FELINE
WHS announces Spay Day 2011
MILWAUKEE – The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) invites low-income cat guardians to have their cat spayed or neutered in celebration of Spay Day USA on Tuesday, February 22, 2011. Spay Day USA is a national day of action to reduce animal overpopulation and thus, prevent animal suffering.
Guardians will be charged veterinary fees on a sliding scale ranging from only $10 and up, based on family income, size and other factors. Last year on Spay Day alone, WHS spayed 110 animals! WHS veterinarians, volunteer veterinarians and WHS vet technicians all contribute to this impressive effort.
In addition to Spay Day, the Wisconsin Humane Society also offers the Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP), which is the perfect solution for individuals who understand the benefit of spaying or neutering their cat or dog, but cannot afford the veterinary fees. WHS vets perform the surgery and charge fees based upon family income.
Spaying or neutering not only combats animal overpopulation, but also reduces the risk of certain types of cancer and decreases many behavioral problems.
To register your cat for Spay Day, please call (414) 431-6132 before February 15. For information about the SNAP program, call (414) ANIMALS. Information about the benefits of having your animals spayed or neutered can also be found on the WHS web site at www.wihumane.org.
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PHOTO/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: To schedule an interview with a WHS Veterinarian about Spay Day, please contact Angela Speed at (414) 431-6104.