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Did you know that a group of rabbits is called a herd? Rabbits are very social animals that like other bunny companions to live with in a “warren” or hutch.
If a house rabbit is properly cared for and spayed or neutered early in life, it can live to age 8-12 years! Rabbits require an owner that is able to make that lengthy commitment to them.
Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC) is hoping that love is still in the air, and that caring families and individuals will provide some shelter dogs with a forever home. MADACC is holding a “Must Love Dogs” Adoption Event on Sunday, February 24th from noon until 3 p.m. at Central Bark Menomonee Valley (333 N. 25th Street).
MADACC foster dogs will be available to do meet-and-greets with potential adopters and their dogs. Potential adopters can also speak with foster families to learn about the benefits of adopting a shelter dog. MADACC’s dog adoption fee is $100.00 (+ $12 license fee if dog is over 5 months and will reside in Milwaukee County) and includes age-appropriate vaccinations, spay/neuter, microchip and registration, heartworm testing, & flea/worm treatment.
Potential adopters can “pre-qualify” by completing an adoption application in advance at http://www.madacc.com/adoptions.htm and emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications can also be filled out at MADACC – Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Profiles of adoptable dogs are viewable on MADACC’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MADACCWI or MADACC’s Petfinder page http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/WI13.html
SAVE THE DATE: HAWS’ Annual Bunny Day is March 10th!
Below is information from both WISN and MADACC regarding dogs currently housed in MADACC. The link is to the WISN video and the press release is from MADACC. Please become educated on the topic from different perspectives. I really want to believe that everyone just has the dogs’ best interests at hand. Hopefully everyone can work together respectfully towards that end.
MADACC Press Release:
Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission Responds to Public Comments about the “Court Case” Dogs
Due to privacy concerns and legal and security issues, MADACC usually refrains from commenting on any animals that are held in the facility in a safe-keeping capacity. The safe-keeping category of animals housed at MADACC is very broad, but includes animals ordered in by government agencies for reasons such as animals of an owner with no next of kin taken to the hospital, animals displaced due to a house fire, or animals ordered in due to mistreatment.
Animals in safe-keeping are not MADACC property; they belong to one or more individuals. MADACC’s first obligation is to ensure the safety and security of these animals, and we take these responsibilities very seriously. To that end, MADACC does restrict access to them, whether they are in the facility due to a house fire or due to allegations of mistreatment.
In the case of the so-called “Court Case” dogs, MADACC restricts not only the volunteers and public, but non-essential employees as well. These particular dogs are very sensitive to change, especially changes in personnel. They remain calmer and more comfortable when provided with a predictable routine. MADACC has a limited, dedicated team of staff members who interact daily with these animals, provide enrichment activities, one-on-one human interaction, treats and toys, as well as any and all medical care. In addition, Milwaukee Police Department officers maintain frequent contact with MADACC regarding the well-being of these dogs. MPD has donated dedicated treats and toys for these dogs, as have MADACC volunteers and caring citizens throughout the community.
MADACC’s actions regarding any animal that enters the facility is governed by the State of Wisconsin Statute 173. The intent of 173 is, among other things, to protect the public and their animals from any parties who might seize and hold their animals without proper justification.
“This statute protects a family and their animals who have lost their home and all of their belongings in a house fire, on one end of the spectrum, to an alleged dog-fighter on the other end,” said John McDowell, MADACC’s interim Executive Director. “The legal issues involved are complex.”
It is important for the community to understand MADACC’s mission is to provide a safe haven for the animals seized by other agencies. In the case of the so-called “Court Case” dogs, MADACC staff understands and empathizes with the emotional response the dogs’ situation elicits. MADACC will continue to protect these animals, provide them with outstanding compassionate care, while looking toward the most positive possible outcomes for these animals.