For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — Marshfield Area Pet Shelter (MAPS) has partnered with the Marshfield Police Department and Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department in a unique marketing campaign and calendar fundraising project. With many homeless kittens currently in need of homes, MAPS volunteers developed the idea to partner with the local public safety departments.
Twelve kittens posed with firefighter/paramedics and police officers at their respective departments. Volunteers took photos of the kittens in character, including being “paw printed” (instead of fingerprinted), lounging in a firefighter helmet, and being rescued from a tree.
“We were very happy to help MAPS with this adoption campaign and look forward to working on other events in the future,” said Scott Owen, Marshfield Fire and Rescue chief.
MAPS is working with local company Premier Printing to design and develop a calendar, which will be sold at MAPS’ Adoption Center in Marshfield Mall beginning in October.
All kittens featured in the campaign are available for adoption. Throughout the month of September, adopting one cat or kitten will take half off the adoption fee for a second. Applications can be filled out at www.MarshfieldPetShelter.org/adopt.
Marshfield Area Pet Shelter is a nonprofit organization actively engaged in raising funds to build a permanent humane shelter for the greater Marshfield area. MAPS currently operates in a temporary home on West 29th Street and at its Adoption Center located inside Marshfield Mall.