September 8 2009
Listen: Walking through the front doors of MADACC, you enter a normal waiting room (of course with the exception of the cats lounging on the chairs and splayed out on the floor). Despite its plain appearance, the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC) is an exceptional place, a place that you probably know about, but don't really know. This is where most lost, stray, and rescued animals from the Milwaukee County area are brought. This is the side of animal control that isn't glamorous, but is absolutely essential.
In this piece, we hear from Melanie Sobel, Executive Director of MADACC, as she remarks about the role of animal control in a community and how volunteers make an immediate impact on the difficult task of an organization like MADACC:
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. Having walked through MADACC and seen what they do, it's an experience that's truly hard to process immediately. There are a huge number of wonderful animals, pure and simple, that want care and a home. If you're interested in MADACC, take a tour as a starting point, and see what develops. Produced by: Adam Carr Interview by: Dave Cowan