No-kill group launches Milwaukee foster pet fund

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Milwaukee Pets Alive has launched Lily’s Fresh Start to support the fostering of homeless pets in Milwaukee.

The program is named after a 3-year-old hound mix and current MPA foster animal.

“Not all animals get to start out life with a loving home,” Lisa Grabowski, executive director of Milwaukee Pets Alive, said in a news release. “Some are abused or neglected, leaving them confused about how to interact with humans or other animals. We don’t believe they should have to pay for a past they didn’t ask for and don’t deserve.”

Through Lily’s Fresh Start, MPA wants to give animals — usually passed up at Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission by other rescues — a second chance.

As part of this program, Grabowski said Lily’s Fund was established to help pay for training, professional evaluations, dog handling equipment and toys.

“Lily’s Fund will be the sole source of funds to help these animals learn the skills they need to thrive as loved companion animals — and help us get more dogs out of the shelter alive,” Grabowski said.

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