Marshfield native Brittany Zimmermann was attending UW-Madison when she was brutally attacked and murdered on April 2, 2008. The crime remains unsolved. Not knowing the details of what happened to their daughter, or who is responsible, makes dealing with the loss of Brittany that much more difficult for her parents, Kevin and Jean Zimmermann of Marshfield, who take some comfort in caring for Brittany’s three beloved cats, Marvin, Felix and Boo. Brittany’s love for animals led her to rescue two of her three cats, which are now treasured by her parents.
Paws For Brittany was started by family and friends of Brittany to remember her and honor her compassionate spirit for all animals. Proceeds from the event benefit the Marshfield Area Pet Shelter (MAPS), a dedicated group of passionate volunteers making a difference in the lives of local homeless animals. The Marshfield Area Pet Shelter is currently operating out of their temporary home at 210 W 29th Street, with aspiration of someday building a new facility for the Marshfield area. Once the new MAPS facility is built, the Free Roaming Cat Room will be dedicated in memory of Brittany.
Our Paws For Brittany 2016 Recap Video (thank you Marshfield Community Television!)