Wednesday, February 1, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Angela Speed
Phone: (414) 431-6104
Teens come to the rescue of abandoned cat
Cross country team at Marquette University High School praised as Good Samaritans
MILWAUKEE - Last Friday, a group of Marquette University High School Cross Country Team members were out on their usual run when they came upon a helpless kitty.
The abandoned cat was locked in a carrier on the west side of the Wisconsin Humane Society. The boys ran into the lobby to alert shelter staff, who brought the cat inside. She was a bit rattled and hungry, but healthy. “Wells” the cat is now available for adoption into a new loving home.
“This simple act of kindness meant everything to this poor cat,” said Angela Speed, director of community relations at the Wisconsin Humane Society. “We unfortunately hear many stories about kids hurting helpless animals, but these kids simply did the right thing. They acted with compassion and kindness, and we couldn’t be more proud and thankful to them.”
Interested in adopting Wells? See her online at www.wihumane.org
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Media contacts/photo opportunity: Wells may be available for filming today by calling Angela Speed at 431-6104; for inquiries regarding the MUHS students, please contact Kriss Schulz, Vice President of Communications & Planning, Marquette University High School, 414-933-7220, Ext. 3064/414-779-1140 (mobile), email@example.com
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