Thursday, June 12, 2008
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Angela Speed
(414) 431-6104 email@example.com
Twenty-Seven Dogs Surrendered to WHS
Milwaukee, WI — Twenty-seven dogs were surrendered to the Wisconsin Humane Society last night, all coming from a single residence in Milwaukee. The dogs are mostly Rough-coated Collie mixes between the ages of 2-5 years.
The dogs have already received first vaccinations and an initial exam. WHS Veterinarians are now thoroughly examining each one of the dogs for illness and injuries. “Some of the dogs appear to have ear and eye infections and will need to receive more extensive medical tests,” reported Dr. Jane Pohlman, DVM.
Arriving loose in a horse trailer, the dogs had to be sedated for the journey. They were frightened upon arrival and may take a few days to adjust to their surroundings. None of them had ever worn a collar, walked on a leash or been treated by a veterinarian. After they have had time to settle and make friends, we hope that we will be able to begin to teach them how to be respectful companions to people.
We are looking for donations to help us provide medical and behavioral intervention for the dogs who we anticipate may need long-term intervention. If you are interested in the adoption program or would like to help with a donation, please call the Wisconsin Humane Society at 414-ANIMALS or go to www.wihumane.org.
For more information about the Wisconsin Humane Society, call (414) ANIMALS (264-6257) or log online to www.wihumane.org.
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