Milwaukee County pet owners urged to report animal abuse

If you see animal abuse, call 911. That's the message volunteers will drive home at four Milwaukee County dog parks on Saturday, October 25th.

It's part of the “Spot Abuse Project.” Research from the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys found 76 percent of animal abusers abuse a family member too.

“By reporting animal abuse, community members may save the lives of both human and animal victims,” Jill Klein, Vice President of Community Impact Programs at the Wisconsin Humane Society, explains.

The Spot Abuse Project is a combined effort between the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office, Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin Humane Society, MADACC, Sojourner Family Peace Center and Serve Marketing.

Pet owners will get bandanas, tennis balls and water dishes for their dogs from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday. Each item has a reminder on it to report animal abuse.

The effort is happening at the following Milwaukee County dog parks:

  • Currie (3535 N. Mayfair Road)
  • Warnimont (5400 S. Lake Drive)
  • Roverwest (3243 N. Weil Street)
  • Granville (11718 W. Good Hope Road)

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