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Pets And Fishburn Ceremony Highlight Fever's 9/11 Activities Next Thursday

September 5, 2008 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Indiana Fever News Release

INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Fever will honor Indianapolis Metro Police Officer Jason Fishburn during a Hero Presentation during halftime of its next home game, Thursday, Sept. 11 against the New York Liberty (7:00 p.m.). The evening also is tabbed as Pet Rescue and Adoption Night presented by Pet Supplies Plus. An annual Fever promotional night, approximately one dozen dogs and cats will be available for adoption from Indianapolis Animal Care and Control.

Continuing his rehabilitation since sustaining a gunshot wound in the line of duty in July, Fishburn, 29, is expected to participate in an on-the-court presentation at halftime. The Fever has established a special ticket offer, from which $7 of each ticket purchased will benefit the Jason Fishburn Fund. To place an order to benefit the Jason Fishburn Fund, visit, Event #2122. The group ID is FISH. The deadline for this offer is September 9.

Throughout the evening, pets will be available for fans to visit or adopt. Visiting fans can receive a pet goodie bag courtesy of Pet Supplies Plus. All available pets will have immunization shots, all are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and available for adoption for only $60. Anyone that adopts a pet that night will receive a Fever pet adoption prize pack with items necessary for the pet in its new home.

The Fever, 14-15 and clinging to the Eastern Conference's fourth playoff spot, is in the midst of a 10-day, four-city road trip with games remaining at Detroit (Sept. 5), Atlanta (Sept. 8) and Minnesota (Sept. 9). Indiana concludes the regular season with home dates against the Liberty and the Phoenix Mercury (Sept. 14, 12:30 p.m.). Led by WNBA All-Stars Tamika Catchings, Katie Douglas and Tammy Sutton-Brown, the Fever bids for its first WNBA Finals appearance after reaching the Eastern Conference Finals in two of the past three seasons. Tickets are available at

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