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Dogs, Cats and Other Companion Animals are at Great Risk at Milwaukee Animal Control

Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control (MADACC) has killed 2,833 animals so far this year. Check these statistics for details.

Shorewood contracts with Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control along with other municipalities in Milwaukee County. 

Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control (MADACC) has killed 2,833 animals so far this year. (This does not include those that died in their kennel, were dead on arrival, or were owner-requested euthanasia).  

Four birds, 1,713 cats, 1,069 dogs and 47 other animals died at MADACC. The charts show comparisons from last year to this year and also the breakdown of the July statistics. As you can see, in July 2012 alone, MADACC killed 499 cats and 205 dogs. 

The key to solving the problem is knowing that there is a problem. If you did not know that MADACC had such a high death rate for animals in Milwaukee County please share this blog post with your friends and neighbors.

The greatest risk to companion animals in America is not puppy mills, or dog fighting, or cruelty, or cancer. The greatest risk to companion animals in America is that they will die in an animal shelter.

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Cricket September 12, 2012 at 12:12 AM
I did the same thing with what I thought was a lost dog last year. Now I feel horrible. I looked on their web site and saw a picture of the dog that they posted. It looked like the dog went unclaimed for the 5 or so days I monitored it. Perhaps more advertising should be done so people with lost pets realize this is a resource for them.
Cricket September 12, 2012 at 12:17 AM
Pet's are priceless to many people, myself included. I do not know what I would do without my brood. TWhen times are good and everyone is healthy you don't think about the cost of an animal. Right now I have 2 on medication for chronic health problems, asthma and hyperthyroidism and one with cancer. The bills just this past summer alone could have paid off all of my existing debt. But just one more day with each of these precious creatures is worth every cent I have paid. I pity those that have never had the love of an animal.
Linda Schultz September 12, 2012 at 12:36 AM
The American Veterinary Med Assoc gathered statistics and publishes that no breed can be singled out for the most bites that occur; but do have statistics that "intact males constitute 80 percent of all dogs presented to veterinary behaviorists for what formerly has been described as dominance aggression, are involved in 70 to 76 percent of reported dog bite incidents, and are 2.6 times more likely to bite than neutered dogs". There's alot more information that can be obtained by reading, than by media hype. And the ASPCA thinks its important that we all educate ourselves with facts and truth. Breeds are just not to blame. http://www.aspca.org/About-Us/policy-positions/breed-specific-legislation-1
Taoist Crocodile September 12, 2012 at 01:39 AM
Well, a couple of things; - the owner calls it a pit bull, so that's what I call it. - I happen to think that the owners of dangerous dogs should be the ones fencing in their yards. - I wasn't "bitten" in the sense of a dog trying to eat my arm. But it was growling, rushed and jumped at me, and its mouth and teeth made contact with my elbow. The first thing the owner said was "oh, you shouldn't back away; that's the worst thing you can do!" Excuse me? Get your damn dog under control. Those of us who don't love your animal are under no obligation to put up with its aggressive behavior. - and lastly, you are out of your mind. On the one hand, a pit bull is so dangerous that it could tear my arm off, but on the other hand (no pun intended), I should be defending myself from it with non-lethal means? You need a reality check. You know, I just deleted my first reply to you, because it detailed the kind of violence I'm perfectly comfortable employing against an out-of-control dog. However, if you're curious, just ask and I'll be happy to spell it out; it starts with kicking and stomping and doesn't end until one of us is dead, or the dog is running for its life. Bottom line: No f-ing way am I letting an even slightly out-of-control dog anywhere near my kid. My child is a human being at home; this dog is a dangerous intruder. Deal with it. Dogs die all the time because their owners are too stupid or broke to keep them under control, and that's the way it should be.
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