Volume I Issue 1 | April 19, 2018
Quarterly E-Newsletter
We proudly serve MADACC and homeless animals of Milwaukee County.
President's Message
Dear Friends,
I hope that your 2018 has been off to a wonderful start. I can say that it’s been great for Friends of MADACC! We have already had some pretty epic events like the 15 th Annual Great Lakes Pet Expo at State Fair Park in February and the 4 th Annual Pints for Pups Street Festival Event at Camp Bar in Wauwatosa in March. Both would not have been successful without your active participation volunteering, attending, and supporting our mission. I speak for our entire board of directors when I say that we are so grateful for each and every one of you and are looking forward to seeing what the rest of 2018 brings.


Amila Rizvic
Friends of MADACC Board President
Animal Tails
Meet Butterscotch!
Butterscotch came into MADACC injured so badly that his back leg needed to be amputated. Thanks to funds from Friends of MADACC, Butterscotch received the care he needed and now can live a long and happy life in his furever home!

Upcoming Events

April 21, 2018

Join Friends of MADACC at the Kosciuszko Center for a low-cost pet clinic. Services are cash only and food and drink will be available for both our human and fur-ticipants.

Pride Parade

June 10, 2018

Once again, we will be participating in the annual Pride Parade. Our pups are already picking out their outfits! Contact our volunteer coordinator if you would like more information on how you can get involved.

July 14, 2018

Join us on July 14, 2018, at Hart Park in Wauwatosa for the 7th Annual Walk Run Wag. All proceeds go directly to helping the Milwaukee metro area’s neediest animals. Come for the 5k or 2 mile walk and stay for the food, beverages, vendors, and entertainment. This is a family friendly event that you won’t want to miss.

Get Involved
Volunteer. Foster. Donate.
Want to get more involved with Friends of MADACC? We have several ways for you to help! Learn more

We are always looking for more volunteers to help us out at events. Volunteers can help with everything from flyers, to merchandise, to running our lure course. Learn more about volunteering opportunities for Friends of MADACC.

Fostering an animal from MADACC is one of the most important ways you can contribute to saving the lives of Milwaukee County’s neediest animals. The foster program includes dogs and cats, and you can foster animals even if you have pets of your own. Learn more!

By supporting Friends of MADACC, you can help improve the lives of the 10,000 homeless animals that MADACC cares for every year. If you’d like to help our mission, you can make online donations to Friends of MADACC or material donations to MADACC. Learn more!
Meet the Friends of MADACC Board of Directors
Friends of MADACC (FOM) is run by a volunteer board of directors, each one specializing in a certain aspect of our operations. Meet the board below and be sure to say hi when you see us at events!
Amila Rizvic, Board President
Amila joined the board in January of 2014 as the Education and Outreach Co-Chair. In June of 2015 she was elected as the President of FOM and is currently serving her second term. She oversees all functions of the board and assists board member’s with projects while chairing various fundraising events. She loves maintaining an innovative inventory of FOM Merchandise to promote our mission and raise funds for our cats and dogs. Amila works on evaluating, updating, and maintaining the strategic vision and programs while continuously bringing new ideas to the board and MADACC for further advancement of the FOM objectives.

Elizabeth Parsell, Vice President
Elizabeth joined the board in September of 2016 as the Volunteer Coordinator and took the role of Vice President in November of 2017. In this role, she assists the board president and works to develop strategies for the organization, manages applications for upcoming FOM events, and responds to emails sent to FOM.

Christina Schultz, Secretary
Christina became the Secretary on the board in February of 2015. As the custodian of the organization's records, Christina is responsible for maintaining accurate documentation and recording minutes of meetings. In addition to her role on the board, Christina is also an active volunteer at FOM's many events throughout the year.

Alison Twedell, Treasurer
Alison joined the board in August of 2017 as a Fundraising Co-Chair. Shortly thereafter, she moved into the Treasurer role. As Treasurer, she manages the FOM finances. If you have questions, would like to donate, or help out in any way please feel free to reach out! 

Kelly Oyler, Education and Outreach
Kelly is responsible for all community outreach and education for FOM. She joined the board in April of 2016. She runs three neighborhood vaccination clinics throughout the year, and several community education events. Kelly's passion is improving the lives of animals in their homes and helping people take better care of their pets. If you are interested in helping Kelly in the community, please email her.

Meghan Marciniak, Fundraising
After volunteering with FOM, Meg joined the board in April of 2017 as a Fundraising Co-Chair. Meg also currently volunteers at MADACC as an adoption counselor since January of 2016. In the fundraising role she works with local businesses and at various local events to raise money and sponsorships to benefit FOM and to fund current projects. She is a point of contact for the community to build relationships through supporting FOM.

Savannah Schroeder, Fundraising
Savannah became the Fundraising Co-Chair in January of 2018 after spending time volunteering with FOM. In this role, she establishes relationships with local businesses/organizations and works to create mutually beneficial partnerships. She helps organize and execute events within the community to raise money and awareness for FOM and their mission.

Cassidy Davis, Marketing
Cassidy joined the board in August of 2017. She works on digital and print media with a committee of local volunteer designers. If you have questions, ideas, or interest in helping with FOM marketing, let Cassidy know!

Kelsey Burazin, Volunteer Coordinator
Kelsey was elected to the board in January of 2018 as the Volunteer Coordinator. Her role is to recruit and lead volunteers for all FOM events including Pet Expo, Pints for Pups, Walk Run Wag, and Barktoberfest. If you're interested in volunteering at a FOM event, please contact Kelsey! 

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