I continue to push the agenda of the no kill movement right here in Milwaukee. Thousands of animals are killed at the animal control shelter every year. Less than 50% of the animals taken in make it out alive. I started an email campaign to my local alderman which included links to these statistics as well as my own Master's thesis which is a road map to no kill communities. I've also joined forces with Milwaukee Pets Alive and Save Milwaukee's court case dogs. These non-profits have also been emailing aldermen and the mayor about the killing going on at the shelter. There has been some forward progress and one of the members has actually spoken with his alderman and the mayor about the problem. My alderman never responded to any of my emails. We have all been asked to lay low on the email campaign for now since there has been progress made and the city is moving forward, even if it is slowly but surely. We have been promised a more detailed explanation after the holidays.
It is hard for me to sit still until then but I don't want to go too rouge. So I'm back to getting the word out about the animals available in Milwaukee and working to volunteer and/or foster to save any animal I can. It is time to spread the word ((AGAIN)) that no kill is possible and will happen in Milwaukee. This is the time to get involved and join this cause with the rest of us. I urge you to read about the killing for yourself and join with one of these groups. Even if you don't live in Milwaukee you can still be a part of the movement. Like these groups on Facebook and follow our efforts. Change is possible. Spread the word.