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"Make A Difference": MADACC | Jessica Lentz, Kittens

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Listen: We're reaching the end of the Make A Difference campaign's first week, one in which we've heard the sounds and stories of the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC). When we decided to work with MADACC, I had some expectations of what their operation would look and sound like based on my past experiences with animal shelters. However, touring the facilities and seeing the animals firsthand was a much more affecting experience than I expected. It's evident that MADACC's staff works very hard, but the sheer volume of animals they take in makes it impossible task to truly give each animal as much individual attention as they deserve. 13,000 a year. It's staggering. 

I wanted to use this wrap up post to share some of the audio we collected that I couldn't fit into the pieces we aired. First, this is a short clip of Jessica Lentz, MADACC's volunteer coordinator, explaining the difference between MADACC and a shelter like the Humane Society:

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Second, here's a short clip of myself and Jill Brown in the room devoted to kittens and their mothers. The sight is bittersweet, at the same time devastatingly cute and incredibly unfortunate to see in a shelter:

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For more information on MADACC, visit their website. Also, if you're interested in getting involved with MADACC, this is a direct link to their volunteering page.

Produced by: Adam Carr