Dog was hit by car; owner is unknown.
The Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission is seeking donations to help fund the surgery necessary for a dog (pictured at right) that was hit by a car in the 5200 block of N. 44th St. in Milwaukee. Anyone wishing to help should send a donation to MADACC, 3839 W Burnham St., West Milwaukee, WI, 53215 and place "injured animal fund" in the memo field. The owner of the dog is not known, a tragic reminder that pets need to be licensed, said David Flagler, MADACC executive director. "If the dog had been licensed, we could have immediately contacted the owner for her return; but right now, we have no leads as to who owns the dog," Flagler said in an e-mail. "This dog is an excellent example that pets need to be licensed. 2012 licenses…
Flagler says the average person is 'paramount' to helping solve Milwaukee's biggest animal-related problems.
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- Mark Schaaf
Friday, December 30, 2011
David Flagler is a man who has been around the proverbial block when it comes to animal control. He's traveled all over the country, up and down both coasts and everywhere in between, in jobs that all have one thing in common: helping animals. In mid-November, he landed in Milwaukee to tackle some of the biggest issues facing the area's animal community as the new executive director of the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission. Given its role as a shelter for some 13,000 animals each year, MADACC gets a surprisingly small amount of press, even as some hugely complicated problems continue to persist. Flagler hopes he can change things for the better and shed some positive light on the organization. He recently sat down with …