Wednesday, April 27, 2011
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Angela Speed
Wisconsin Humane Society to Give Annual Awards for Kindness
MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
MILWAUKEE – Meet some local heroes at the Wisconsin Humane Society’s “Be Kind to Animals” recognition ceremony, which honors local children and members of the community who have exemplified kindness to animals.
Through their actions, fundraising efforts, creative artwork, or educational initiatives, these individuals have shown their dedication to helping us continue the Wisconsin Humane Society’s mission of building a community that values animals and treats them with respect and kindness.
Emcee Molly Fay from WTMJ4’s The Morning Blend will be presenting awards for Humane Educator of the Year, Humane Hero and winners of the poster, poetry and photography contests. The theme of this year’s contest was “Kindness Unleashed.” About 150 people are expected to attend.
Awards this year include a dog who saved her guardian’s life during a February blizzard, as well as a 16-year-old cat who saved her guardian from dying of MRSA, a deadly bacterial infection. The Milwaukee Police Department is also receiving a Kindness Award this year.
WHAT: Be Kind to Animals Ceremony
WHEN: Saturday, April 30, 2011, 11:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Wisconsin Humane Society, 4500 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee
WHY: Be Kind to Animals Week was started in 1915 by the American Humane
Association and is the oldest celebrated week in the nation. It is an ideal
time to teach lessons about treating animals with respect and kindness.
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Photo/Interview Opportunity: Anne Reed, Executive Director, and Education Manager, Dezarae Jones Hartwig, will be available for questions.