The mission of the Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center is to place homeless animals into loving, permanent homes as well as to provide community outreach programs in order to secure a better future for all companion animals.
What is The Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center?
The Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center (“the Center”) incorporated in the fall of 2005. The Center is dedicated to assisting Wisconsin humane societies and animal control agencies facing possible euthanasia decisions by transferring in those animals for care and placement. The Center does not euthanize animals accepted to the program except in cases of extreme health or behavior; we make a commitment to each animal for life. The Center also places a great deal of emphasis on community outreach and humane education.
Where do the animals come from?
ALL of the animals in our adoption program transfer from humane societies and animal control agencies in Wisconsin. We receive calls daily from these organizations and we assist when we have space and resources available. Since the Center does not discriminate based on age, breed, or health, we often receive direct requests to assist with special needs animals. We rely heavily on the generous support of the community through monetary and in-kind donations to provide a high level of care and support.
Where do the animals stay until adopted?
Our adoption-ready cats are housed at the Center. All other cats are housed in volunteer foster care homes. Examples of cats in foster care would include those that are ill or injured as well as kittens under 3 months of age. All dogs live in volunteer foster care homes and are available for meeting by appointment.
Our well-trained network of foster care homes and volunteers assist the Center staff in meeting the needs of each animal from intake to adoption. All animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. We take the time to ensure that all medical and behavioral issues are reconciled before animals are made available for adoption.
Is the Center “no-kill”?
The Center does not euthanize except in the very few cases of untreatable medical conditions and/or behavioral challenges which cannot be remedied through professional intervention.
Is there an adoption fee?
The adoption fee is $100 regardless of age or species and assists in covering the basic medical, supply, and housing costs.
How is the Center different from other humane societies?
The Center is incorporated as an independent non-profit humane society taking in adoptable animals from other humane societies and animal control agencies that might otherwise be euthanized due to lack of space and resources. While we collaborate as needed to achieve similar goals, we are independently operated and funded.
Do you accept donations?
YES! All monetary donations are tax-deductible. For a current detail of in-kind needs, please email email@example.com. The Center donates surplus supplies to Wisconsin humane societies, animal control agencies, and rescue groups.