Six birds, 3514 cats, 1783 dogs, and 54 other animals died at MADACC. The charts below show comparisons from last year to this year and also the breakdown of the December statistics. As you can see, transfers and reclaims where sharply down in December.
Some improvement in overall numbers has been shown over last year 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.