What animal rescue organizations are in Milwaukee?


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The Wisconsin Humane Society and Milwaukee Pets Alive are animal rescue organizations located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as of 2016. The Wisconsin Humane Society is run by the state, while Milwaukee Pets Alive is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

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The Wisconsin Humane Society has several offices, including in Milwaukee, and runs several programs to rescue animals. The organization houses stray animals and reunites them with their owners, and it provides information on its website for people who have lost or found pets. The rescue organization also offers a program with the Sojourner Family Peace Center that provides housing for up to 60 days for the pets of people who are victims of domestic violence. The Wisconsin Humane Society also runs an animal surrender and re-homing program for people who can no longer take care of their pets.

Milwaukee Pets Alive aims to stop the killing of homeless pets in Milwaukee that are housed at the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission. Its focus is on animals that are healthy, treatable and can be rehabilitated, who otherwise would be euthanized. The organization runs a foster program in which people can temporarily house animals until they can be placed in permanent homes, and it offers a link on its website where families can view pets that are up for adoption.

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