Friday, August 28, 2008
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Angela Speed
(414) 431-6104 email@example.com
MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
Henry Bergh Celebrates Harley’s 105th Anniversary in Style
MILWAUKEE – This Labor Day weekend, all of Milwaukee is celebrating Harley Davidson’s 105th Anniversary. The Wisconsin Humane Society’s statue of the late Henry Bergh is even decked out in Harley gear! Bergh was the founder of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and he’ll be saluting the Harley parade as it passes right by WHS on Saturday morning. His bronze canine companion sports a festive bandana and Harley leash!
WHAT: Wisconsin Humane Society’s Henry Bergh Statue dresses as a Harley Rider
WHEN: Thursday, August 28-Monday, September 1
WHERE: Wisconsin Humane Society, 4500 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53208
WHY: Henry Bergh would have been very proud of the independent spirit of Harley Davidson riders. America’s only statue of Henry Bergh stands outside of the Wisconsin Humane Society. This weekend Mr. Bergh and WHS are supporting
a great American motorcycle, originating here in Milwaukee.
Henry Bergh is credited with starting the humane welfare movement in North
America. In 1866, after witnessing many inhumane actions and cruelty to
animals, Bergh began his work to protect animals by establishing the ASPCA.
This organization was granted the authority to enforce local animal protection
laws in the same year.
The spirit of Henry Bergh lives on in the work of the Wisconsin Humane Society today. Like Henry Bergh and the “societies” he created, WHS provides care for abandoned and injured animals, promotes humane principles, prevents
cruelty and alleviates pain, fear and suffering in animals.
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Note: You could win a 105th Anniversary Dyna Low-Rider Harley Davidson! Raffle tickets are only $5 or 5 for $20 and can be purchased at the Wisconsin Humane Society, Ozaukee Humane Society, Suburban Harley in Thiensville or the House of Harley on Labor Day! All proceeds benefit the shelter animals.