June 2, 2006
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Jeffrey Raddatz
Phone: (414) 431-6121
Barrett Declares June Adopt-a-Shelter Cat Month
– Join Mayor Barrett and hundreds
of cats to roll out a month of extra TLC in June.
Mayor Barrett understands the importance that animals
play in our lives and will be declaring June as
Adopt-a-Shelter Cat Month in the greater Milwaukee
area at the Wisconsin Humane Society on Friday,
June 2 at 1 p.m. “Our community is committed
to finding homes for cats and kittens living in
shelters and improving their quality of life,”
said Mayor Barrett.
The Wisconsin Humane Society has the highest shelter
cat adoption rate in Wisconsin. We are dedicated
to educate and raise awareness about the plight
of cats. A major factor in reducing the issue of
overpopulation is to educate everyone on the importance
of spay and neutering their animals. This simple
procedure can dramatically reduce the amount of
suffering that homeless cats go through in our community.
This month, the makers of Fresh Step cat litter
awarded WHS a grant to increase the number of cats
that are spayed or neutered from low income households,
an already very successful program at WHS.
Everyday WHS puts 100% effort towards finding the
perfect homes for all cats that are living at the
shelter. “By adopting a feline friend, you
are not only giving a shelter cat a second chance,
but you will also find a companion who will bring
years of love and devotion to you and your family,”
said Jill DeGrave, Education Director, Wisconsin
For more information about Adopt-a-Shelter Cat Month
and ways you can help cats in Milwaukee, call us
at 414-ANIMALS or visit www.wihumane.org.
Media Interest/Photo Opportunity: Mayor
Barrett will be at the Wisconsin Humane Society
on Friday, June 2 to formally proclaim June, Adopt
a Shelter Cat Month at 1 p.m.
Make sure to visit the Wisconsin Humane Society
on Saturday, June 3rd for the Adopt-a-Shelter Cat
Tour. From 10 AM to 1 PM, the Wisconsin Humane Society,
the ASPCA and the makers of Fresh Step litter will
host a special event to help encourage more cat
adoptions in Milwaukee. The Wisconsin Humane Society
will showcase cats and kittens ready for adoption
and Jill DeGrave and Tender Touch Veterinary Clinic’s
Sue Fluhr will be on hand to offer advice on adopting
a cat and tips for caring for a new cat. The makers
of Fresh Step litter will also give away free Cat
Adoption Starter Kits to anyone who adopts a shelter
cat during the event.