October 31, 2008
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Angela Speed
Direct: (414) 431-6104
Litter of Kittens among 14 Cats Surrendered to WHS
Wisconsin Humane Society Notes Increase in
MILWAUKEE – Molly and her five baby kittens were among fourteen cats surrendered by a single family this week to the Wisconsin Humane Society. The 5-week-old black and white kittens are named Pumpkin, Elvira, Boo, Candy Corn and Casper. The kittens and their mother will go into foster care until they are old enough for adoption; the other adult cats will be spayed or neutered, microchipped and vaccinated before becoming available.
The Wisconsin Humane Society has noticed a sharp increase in overall animal surrenders the last few weeks. Nearly 200 more animals were surrendered in September 2008 than in September 2007 and like all fourteen of the cats surrendered, many of them have never been spayed or neutered, thus contributing to the pet overpopulation problem.
There are many cats and kittens looking for new homes this weekend. The Wisconsin Humane Society is open Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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Photo/Interview Opportunity: Molly and her kittens will be available for photos and filming at the Wisconsin Humane Society on Friday afternoon. A WHS representative will be available for interviews. To schedule an appointment, please call Angela Speed at 414-431-6104.
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