Milwaukee area pet owners and residents who do not have pets know the problems society is facing with the over population of dogs and cats. The shelters are overflowing, feral dogs and cats run wild in the streets and disease follows these starving animals. The citizens of Wisconsin can do something about this situation.
Yes, spay and neutering is the main solution to this problem and all residents can take action. Aside from joining and contributing to the Wisconsin Humane Society and Spay Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WI DOT) can help as well.
As in many other states, Texas for example, Wisconsin can implement a spay and neutering license plate. As in Texas, a fund can be started setting an implementation goal of $25,000.00. When an individual buys or renews their car registration, a designated portion goes to this fund. Once the goal is reached, the spay and neutering specialty plate will become available.
WI DOT has many specialty plates available so adding another should not be a problem. Writing to your state representative is a good start. Also, contacting veterinarians and the local dog and cat clubs may encourage more interest.
It is important that Milwaukee area residents become active in solving this problem.