Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control (MADACC) has killed 3498 animals so far this year. (This does not include those that died in their kennel, were dead on arrival, or were owner-requested euthanasia).
Five birds, 2205 cats, 1239 dogs, and 49 other animals died at MADACC. The charts below show comparisons from last year to this year and also the breakdown of the August statistics. As you can see, in August alone, MADACC killed 665 animals.
Some improvement has been shown over August 2011, but other cities in America are saving over 90% of the animals in their care. Click here to read more.
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. If you are a resident of Milwaukee County please contact your local alderman to express your displeasure. Milwaukee County animal control is funded by your tax dollars.