Friday, October 19, 2007
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Angela Speed
(414) 431-6104 email@example.com
Kitten Hanging from Tree Saved by Local Woman
MILWAUKEE – A Milwaukee woman brought a kitten to the Wisconsin Humane Society yesterday with a horrific story. Pamela Klak of Milwaukee saw several pre-teen boys take a rope and hang the baby kitten from a tree just a few blocks west of the shelter. Although she was stunned, Pamela heroically rescued the kitten from the terrible abuse. The boys, whom she did not recognize, ran off and were not apprehended. Pamela has been caring for the kitten since the incident, but surrendered her to WHS yesterday knowing that little Pumpkin will find a loving home and medical attention.
Whenever an animal is abused, a chain reaction begins in our community. Not only does an innocent animal get injured, but the person who commits the offense often falls into a cycle that could ultimately result in violence against other people. Countless violent offenders such as those responsible for the Columbine shootings, as well as Jeffrey Dahmer, had histories of animal abuse. The evidence of a link between cruelty to animals and violence toward humans is compelling. In fact, people who abuse animals are five times more likely to commit violent crime. WHS does have educational programs to end the cycle of violence and to educate young people to appreciate cats and all living creatures.
Fortunately, a brave citizen stopped Pumpkin from being killed and saved a vulnerable creature from a terrible end. WHS Veterinarians are currently assessing the kitten’s health and will treat her for any injuries or illnesses. Like all cats at WHS, Pumpkin will eventually be spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, dewormed and monitored daily before she goes up for adoption. When she is adopted, Pumpkin will also go home with a certificate for a free veterinary exam, as well as 30 days of free ShelterCare Pet Insurance. Thanks to Pamela Klak, Pumpkin now has a second chance.
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Photo/Interview Opportunity: Please call Angela Speed if you would like to speak with a WHS Representative and/or film Pumpkin. Pamela Klak is also available for interviews tomorrow afternoon. Contact Angela at 414.431.6104 or firstname.lastname@example.org.