I am thrilled to kick off my first President’s Message with so much exciting news! First, we added a community pet clinic in January and the response was incredible. The new clinic, which served hundreds of animals and their people, was our most successful clinic ever! I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our volunteers, and to Gina Kennedy and the staff of Central Bark Westside, who made this clinic possible. Our next clinic at the Kosciuszko Community Center is just around the corner on April 27 where we look forward to serving many more people and their pets.

In February, Friends of MADACC offered to sponsor 150 spay and neuter surgeries for cats in the community. The response was massive and we unexpectedly filled all of our spots within the first four days! This reminds us how many people really need these life-changing services. Access to affordable and free spay and neuter options reduces the intake to MADACC and improves the well-being of Milwaukee pets, which are two of the main reasons Friends of MADACC exists! We are able to provide these resources through funding from individual donations, corporate sponsorships, and support by our many friends who come to our events throughout the year. Thank you to all of you for contributing to this very important work!

Speaking of events, the Buzzard’s Nest hosted a dart tournament for Friends of MADACC in March, ultimately raising $2,525 for Friends of MADACC in one night! Thank you to Melodie Pryor from the Buzzard’s Nest and everyone who participated in this fun event! We have so many more fun events coming up this spring and summer including Pints for Pups, Bark N Brew and of course Walk Run Wag, which is our biggest fundraising event of the year! If you haven’t already, please sign up to participate in Walk Run Wag by clicking the link below.

Lastly, I would like to personally thank everyone for the warm welcome since becoming President. If you missed our press release regarding our leadership change, you can find it here . I look forward to continuing our important work together as a community to help the animals of Milwaukee County!


Kelly Oyler
Friends of MADACC