For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Jeffrey Raddatz
Direct: (414) 431-6121
Humane Society to Present Kindness Awards
– The Wisconsin Humane Society will
kick off National Be Kind to Animals (BKA) Week
(May 7-13, 2006) by hosting a BKA Awards Ceremony
May 7 at 1 p.m. Every year the Wisconsin Humane
Society takes this opportunity to honor people in
our community who have shown an exceptional dedication
to animal welfare. Award categories include Humane
Educator of the Year and the Kind Kid Awards. In
addition, a fire paramedic & lieutenant who
rescued a cat from a car’s engine after driving
4 blocks will receive the Kind Hero Award.
WHAT: Be Kind to Animals Awards Ceremony
WHEN: Sunday, May 7, 2005 @ 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Wisconsin Humane Society
4500 W. Wisconsin Ave.
WHO: Children and adults from around the Greater
Milwaukee area who have shown a great amount of
compassion for animals over the past year will be
awarded. These individuals have done everything
from compassionately delivering humane teachings
to rescuing cats from a car’s engine.
WHY: Be Kind to Animals Week was started in 1915
by the American Humane Association. This year Be
Kind to Animals Week will be celebrated nationally
from May 7-13th. The Wisconsin Humane Society joins
other humane organizations from around the county
in recognizing the important role that animals play
in everyone’s lives. This week is also a time
to educate everyone about the importance of treating
all animals with compassion.
The Wisconsin Humane Society BKA ceremony is specifically
designed to honor people who truly represent the
WHS mission of building a community where people
value animals and treat them with respect and kindness.