Each year 74.8% of the dogs and cats taken into the Madison County Animal Control facility in Edwardsville are put to sleep. That, according to an advocate of getting more of the animals into new homes. The group has launched a campaign to get the policies changed, and hopes more dogs can be saved.
While many animal rescue organizations claim to be "no-kill" shelters, Madison County Animal Control is not one of them. Jackie Spiker of Hope Rescues in Alton says after filing a Freedom of Information request, she was shocked at the most recent numbers available.
Spiker is quick to differentiate between the Animal Control office, and the Metro East Humane Society, which is located on an adjacent lot on Illinois Route 143 just east of I-55. If you would like to support this effort, follow the link below, or call 618-979-1908.