WHS partners with movie, SGT. STUBBY: AN AMERICAN HERO
10% of opening night ticket sales to support homeless animals
MILWAUKEE – The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is excited to share their partnership with Fun Academy Motion Pictures, producer of the upcoming animated feature film SGT. STUBBY: AN AMERICAN HERO. The film is set to theatrically debut at several Wisconsin theatres on April 13, 2018 and a portion of ticket sales will support animal welfare agencies, including WHS.
SGT. STUBBY: AN AMERICAN HERO is based on the life and times of Stubby, a homeless mutt who became a national hero during the First World War. After being rescued off the streets by a young American soldier, Stubby was given a name, family, and the chance to perform acts of valor beyond his stature. After the war, Sgt. Stubby was featured in newspapers and parades around the country; today, he is still recognized as the most decorated canine in American history.
“We’re so grateful that animal welfare organizations have been included in their efforts to bring Sgt. Stubby’s story to life; as we care for 40,000 animals every year and don’t receive government funding, we rely on corporate supporters and individual donors to help us create a community that values animals and treats them with respect and kindness,” said Angela Speed, vice president of communications at WHS.
The Wisconsin Humane Society will receive 10% of all opening night ticket proceeds in Wisconsin.
“SGT. STUBBY is such an amazing story of faith and courage, so with this project comes a sense of responsibility to use our platform for good,” said Jacy Jenkins, vice president of partnerships and outreach for Fun Academy. “These animal organizations are in the trenches every day helping dogs, just like Stubby, find a home, and we want to give back to them.”
Learn more at http://www.stubbymovie.com/.
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About the Wisconsin Humane Society
The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is the oldest and largest shelter in Wisconsin. It was founded in 1879 and operates shelters in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Brown and Door Counties, as well as a spay/neuter clinic in West Allis. The organization offers adoption services, educational programming, veterinary resources for animals from low-income households, retail stores, volunteer programs and dog training classes. The Milwaukee shelter also houses the state’s largest Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. WHS is an independent nonprofit and receives no general government funding and is not part of any national umbrella group. For more information, please call (414) 264-6257 or visit wihumane.org.
About Fun Academy Motion Pictures
Fun Academy Motion Pictures is a Georgia-based film production and distribution studio, providing innovative educational entertainment to audiences worldwide through partnerships with motion picture exhibitors: http://www.funacademystudios.com/
- Friday, April 6, 2018