If you are in need of immediate housing, please search the link. Thank you. www.mypitbullisfamily.com/
We are a 501c3 non profit small foster based group of volunteers supporting local pet owners in underserved neighborhoods of Milwaukee. We DO NOT have a physical facility. We deliver reduced cost food/supplies when a family reaches out and share resources through community outreach. Our volunteers also provide owners with needed information and training advice to improve their relationship with their dogs so that the dogs need not be surrendered. We hope to help any family that may ask for it. Our organization does accept owner-surrendered dogs as an alternative to their being abandoned to over-crowded shelters and the possibility of euthanasia, dumped or abused, as long as we have volunteers opening up their homes. If you are interested in fostering, PLEASE fill out the form on our fostering page. Often bully breed families must give up their dogs because of housing issues — landlords find out about the dog, the family moves or neighbors complain. We make sure the pups that come into our care are Up To Date on shots through Low Cost Pet Vaccination Clinics and are altered through Low Cost Spay Me Clinics. The organization’s activities are conducted by its board of directors and volunteer foster-care providers.
THIS IS THE NEED
• Milwaukee has a population of 1.57 million people and approximately 573,050 pets.
• Poverty is a serious problem all over Milwaukee County. While some areas have pockets of extreme wealth, Milwaukee's poverty rate stands at 29.4%.
• Some of the neighborhoods do not have access to pet care resources. • 21.36% of Milwaukee residents do not own or otherwise have access to an automobile.
• Living in an underserved area can be especially challenging for seniors or people with disabilities and for people with old or ailing dogs, especially since dogs aren’t allowed on public transportation.
• A lack of affordable, pet-friendly resources including housing, behavior/training help and spay/neuter options can push even the most resourceful pet owners towards the difficult decision to give their dogs up to crowded shelters, and in some cases, to go homeless to keep their dogs.
Some communities have restrictions, In neighboring St. Francis, pit bulls are banned altogether. Milwaukee requires pit bull owners to do things like train their dogs in a class, have specific fences and special leash lengths.
DM or TEXT 1-414-712-6128 for surrenders - cleft/special needs pups. Confidential. Best care guaranteed.