WEST MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC) is launching a new Stray Animals of Milwaukee County Facebook page in an effort to raise awareness of the high number of animals that go missing during Fourth of July fireworks by providing Milwaukee County residents with a social media platform to reunite more lost companion animals with their owners.
Owners who have lost an animal can post a picture and description on the Facebook page.
As well, any individual who finds a lost animal can post a photo online.
It is hoped that owners can connect with finders and will be reunited with a lost companion without having to bring them into the country animal stray holding facility.
MADACC staff will also update the page with photos and descriptions of select incoming stray animals.
“We want to provide the Stray Animals of Milwaukee County Facebook page as another resource to Milwaukee County residents. Social media is an incredibly useful tool that has been used to successfully reunite animals with their families,” said Karen Sparapani, MADACC’s Executive Director. “Animals and their owners will both benefit if they are reunited faster and without the trip to our shelter.”
Each year animal shelters across the country are besieged with companion animals who flee from their homes during Fourth of July fireworks. Owners are asked to leave their dogs and cats indoors to prevent animals from being lost and injured. Many owners forget just how sensitive an animal’s hearing is when including them in picnic and party plans. Owners should also make sure that their pets are always wearing identification such as a collar with a name tag and license, and to consider micro-chipping their companion animals as well.
Milwaukee County residents who lose their pets are urged to visit the MADACC facility to search for their animal.
The shelter is open for lost animal viewing Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Lost animal reports can be filed by calling MADACC at (414) 649-8640.
MADACC also provides an online lost-and-found search of animals currently at the shelter, hosted by Petharbor.com (http://bit.ly/11nqXyx), and this is updated hourly.
CLICK HERE to visit the Stray Animals of Milwaukee County Facebook page.