Six birds, 3353 cats, 1652 dogs, and 52 other animals died at MADACC. The charts below show comparisons from last year to this year and also the breakdown of the November statistics. As you can see, in November alone, MADACC killed 405 animals. Summer months are generally the busiest months for animal control, intake numbers typically decrease in the fall and winter.
Especially troubling is that seven animals died in their kennel in November 2012. A 600% increase from November 2011.
Some improvement in overall numbers has been shown over last November 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.