Due to current limited staff levels, MCAS is making temporary changes to some services. These changes have been made in conjunction with the University of Wisconsin’s Shelter Medicine program, which is partnering with MCAS to establish an equitable community approach to animal services and excellence in animal care. The County is actively recruiting to fill positions and anticipates that these changes will be in place until spring 2022.
Adoptions: Online and streamlined
MCAS is temporarily unable to offer in-person visits to the shelter to browse adoption kennels. All adoptions are being conducted virtually through an online browsing, application and interview process.
Adoption Counselors will make two attempts to contact applicants by phone. If they are unable to make contact after two attempts, they will move to the next interested adopter.
MCAS is temporarily unable to offer people the ability to meet with animals they’re interested in adopting. MCAS staff are happy to talk with potential adopters who have questions or concerns about this part of the process.
Stray animals: Online resources, limited services
MCAS is temporarily limiting animal intake at its shelter. People who have found lost or stray pets can use the MCAS website to help search for the owner through license lookup and lost pet reports, post found reports and download found pet fliers and by posting on social media.
Owner surrenders: Emergencies only
Pet owners looking to rehome their animal will be served in emergency situations where a person or animal is in immediate need or danger. where a person or animal is at risk, and there are no other options available for the animal.