621 Animals Die at Milwaukee Animal Control in September 2012
Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control (MADACC) has killed 4,138 animals this year through September 30, 2012. (This does not include those that died in their kennel, were dead on arrival, or were owner-requested euthanasia).
Six birds, 2,699 cats, 1,383 dogs, and 50 other animals died at MADACC. The charts below show comparisons from last year to this year and also the breakdown of the September statistics. As you can see, in September alone, MADACC killed 665 animals.
Since MADACC is funded entirely by tax payer money they should be transparent in their operations. These figures SHOULD be posted on their website in a timely manner after they are approved at a board meeting. But they are not. They figures were obtained by making an Open Records Request to the interim director of MADACC. The charts attached show comparisons from last year to this year and also the breakdown of the September statistics.
Some improvement has been shown over last September but other cities in America are doing much better while Milwaukee is lagging behind. Cities such as Reno, Austin, San Antonio, Jacksonville, Salt Lake City and Kansas City, Missouri are improving their animal control programs and saving lives.
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.