April 2012 Newsletter

MADACC to Host 'Purr-Fect Paws' Adult Cat Adoption Event This Saturday


Saturday, April 28th - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  
Thinking about adding a feline companion to your home? This is the place to be! The reduced adoption fee is just $25 and includes age-appropriate vaccinations; spay/neuter; microchipping; heartworm, FeLV, and FIV testing; and flea/worm treatment. There is an additional $12 license fee for cats that will reside in Milwaukee County.

Open your heart and your home! 

3rd Annual Gallery Night & Yappy Hour

Gallery Night & Yappy Hour will soon be here, and you and your pets are invited! Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 5, 6 to 10 p.m. at Central Bark Menomonee Valley, 333 N. 25th St. in Milwaukee. Bring your social, spayed/neutered pup to romp in the outdoor play area. Dogs must remain on leash. Just a $5 suggested donation at the door.   

As with years past, there will be free food and drinks; local artists, including Brittany Farina; a photo booth by Black Sheep Photography; and a great variety of raffles. Raffle items so far include packages from While You Were Out Pet Sitting, Stone Creek Coffee, Harley-Davidson, Aveda, and more!    
Adorable Puppies @ MADACC's 2011 Gallery Night & Yappy Hour 
Adorable Puppies @ MADACC's 2011 Gallery Night & Yappy Hour

Avoid the lines! Complete the release form below in advance

and bring it to the event to keep the entrance line moving quickly.


Gallery Night & Yappy Hour Release Form 


Not yet sure if you want to go? Check out just how much fun last year's event was!  




Vote daily for MADACC in the The Animal Rescue Site Shelter+ Challenge!

With your daily votes, MADACC could win one of 68 grant prizes! Vote once per day at the link below - and email the link to your friends! Voting is on NOW and runs through June 17, 2012.
* Please note that the shelter is listed as "Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission" in "West Milwaukee" on this website. * 
Prizes include: 
Grand Prize: One $5,000 grant! 
State Winners: Fifty-one $1,000 state grants (50 U.S. states and Washington D.C.) 
Weekly Winners: Ten $1,000 grants will be awarded, one for each week of this voting round of the Shelter+ Challenge.

Adoptables Spotlight

Lloyd (aka Yoda) - 2 year-old, male Pit Bull mix

Lap lovin' Lloyd enjoys laying in the sun and chewing on tennis balls. Lloyd does well with the other dogs at Central Bark Brookfield but he would much rather sit on your feet and follow you around all day long! He gives wet, sloppy kisses but is not overly jumpy - very calm and laid back. Lloyd's new family will be happy to make the commitment to training classes, daily exercise, and lots of TLC. * Please note that Lloyd would prefer a home without cats. * For more information, contact Marissa at
madaccpets@gmail.com and specify Lloyd, ID number A238669.

Sparkle - 1 year-old, female long-haired Dilute Tortoiseshell


Sparkle was pregnant and abandoned in her home after her owner moved out. MADACC held her in safe keeping for a month, but her owner never returned for her. Shortly after, Sparkle gave birth to five healthy babies, and the whole family was moved to foster care. Sparkle is a wonderful and attentive mother and very affectionate with her foster family! She is quick to purr when she is brushed or stroked. In two weeks, Sparkle (and several of her kittens) will be able to go to a loving, forever home - but we are accepting applications for Sparkle NOW! For more information, contact Marissa at madaccpets@gmail.com and specify Sparkle, ID number A239679.



Sadie - 2 1/2 year-old, female Pit Bull mix

Meet Sadie! This girl was obviously used for one thing, and one thing only, and then was discarded. She is beautiful, but her body is a bit ravaged from what we can only assume is multiple litters. Sadie has blossomed since being in foster care! She is a friendly dog and very affectionate - she'll give you lots of gentle kisses. Sadie loves to run outside and play with toys. After a fun-filled day of activities, Sadie is content to snuggle with you on the couch and sleep with you in bed. Sadie's foster family is working with her on leash walking skills, basic manners, and crate training. Sadie is house-trained and hasn't had any accidents in her foster home. She is a very sweet girl and will make a great companion for an experienced owner. Sadie's new family will be happy to make the commitment to training classes, daily exercise, and lots of TLC. For more information, contact Marissa at
madaccpets@gmail.com and specify Sadie, ID number A239244.


MADACC Adoption Fees:

Dogs/Puppies: $100 (+ $12 license fee if dog is over 5 months and will reside in Milwaukee County)

Cats/Kittens: $75 (+ $12 license fee if cat is over 5 months and will reside in Milwaukee County)


All MADACC adoptions include:

  • Up to date with all age-appropriate vaccinations
  • Spay or neuter surgery
  • Microchipping (includes registration)
  • Testing (cats: Feline Leukemia Virus and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus/FeLV & FIV, heartworm; dogs: heartworm)
  • Treatment for fleas/worms

For a list of additional animals available for adoption, visit MADACC's Petfinder page at http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/WI13.html



Planning for BAD's Peace for Paws in under way - How YOU can help!          


Saturday, June 9th - 12 - 4 p.m.
Battle Against Dogfighting (BAD) is excited to be offering the Peace for Paws community event for its 3rd year! We are working with Calvary Baptist Church again & will have even MORE reasons for people to come out with their dogs; learn a LOT about animal care, training, and animal cruelty in Milwaukee; and have a TON of fun!

BAD is seeking a number of donations for Peace for Paws. Please contact Amanda Schuster at ASchuster724@gmail.com if you're able to help. Thank you for your support!

  • Hot dogs
  • Brats
  • Veggie dogs/brats
  • Hot dog buns
  • Individually-sized bags of chips
  • Pre-packaged sweets (cookies, snack cakes, or nutty bar-types)
  • Cans of soda
  • Bottles of water
  • Plates
  • Napkins
  • Condiments (ketchup, mustard, relish, onions, and sauerkraut)
  • Ice
  • Coolers  
Stay tuned for more details on Peace for Paws by following BAD on Facebook at facebook.com/pages/Battle-Against-Dogfighting/178489093981.

Operation Sunshine Kennel Update 

The permit is set, the landscaper and fence vendors are confirmed, the deposits are paid, and the weather has been on our side! It won't be long now before MADACC's shelter dogs are able to enjoy the sunshine too!

Thank you to all of our donors and supporters during this time. Stay tuned for the ground-breaking and ribbon-cutting announcements!

Cat Scratchers Wanted!         

Help MADACC's shelter cats get the cage enrichment they need while awaiting transfer or adoption.
Check out the cat scratchers in action! 
Check out the cat scratchers in action!
Purchase a cat "Stretch & Scratch" at MADACC's front desk for just $2, plus write a personal message to the shelter cat on it!

These wonderful "in the cage" cat scratchers will stay with the kitty when it is transferred to a MADACC Placement Partner or adopted. They enable cats to perform natural behaviors like stretching, scratching to clean their nails, and scent mark with paws - thus, reducing stress!

Don't live near MADACC or prefer to shop online? Visit www.stretchandscratch.com/order.html.


Save the Date!         

Saturday, July 21st - Walk, Run, Wag for MADACC
New this year, Walk, Run, Wag for MADACC will be a combined 5K run and 1.5 mile walk for the animals at McKinley Park on Milwaukee's lakefront! Following the run and walk will be Fido Fest, hosted by Central Bark, including pet-friendly vendors and lots of activities for your furry friends.

Saturday, August 18th - Ride for Rover
Ride for Rover combines the passion of motorcycles with the passion for saving lives - a ride for animals benefiting both Friends of MADACC and HAWS. Don't ride? Not a problem! Join us for food, fun, and music at the post-ride party.


Notes from The Cats' Voice          

Did you know? ...
  • For every person born, 45 kittens are born?
  • In 7 years, one unspayed female cat and her offspring can theoretically produce 420,000 cats?
  • An unspayed female cat can have 29 litters in 10 years?
  • Only 1 out of every 12 cats born in the United States will find a home? 

Your cat's kittens could end up being euthanized or suffering in the streets. Spaying and neutering helps reduce the number of unwanted pets and pet deaths.   


The Cats' Voice is a program of Friends of MADACC, dedicated to providing information and promoting the health and stabilization of area cats.  



Wish List  


MADACC currently rescues and assures safe, temporary shelter, veterinary and humane care for nearly 13,000 stray, unwanted, abandoned, mistreated and injured animals each year - more than any other animal control shelter in Wisconsin.    


Support Milwaukee County's neediest animals by making a donation via our website or donating an item from our wish list.


Donations can be dropped off at MADACC (3839 W. Burnham St., West Milwaukee, WI  53215). Thank you for your support!


  • "Stretch and Scratch" scratching posts http://www.stretchandscratch.com/order.html   
  • C.E.T. dental chews of all sizes (available at Petco, Petsmart, vet offices) 
  • Purina, Pedigree, Iams, Science Diet brand treats & chews (for example:  Busy Bones) 



  • Blankets
  • Towels
  • Stuffed/soft dog toys 
  • Enrichment-type dog toys that are easy to disinfect (for example:  Kongs, Nylabones) 
  • Cat toys (plastic ball-type toys, washable fabric stuffed cat toys)
  • Unopened bags of dry & canned cat & dog food (particularly Purina Dog, Puppy, Kitten, and Cat Chow)
  • Cat treats
  • Peanut butter (non-expired)
  • Cat carriers
  • Cat litter (non-clumping)
  • Aspen bedding
  • Timothy hay
  • Cleaning supplies (bleach, detergent, paper towels, garbage bags) 
  • Lint rollers 
3839 W. Burnham St.
West Milwaukee, WI 53215


Friends of MADACC (Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting community awareness and improving the welfare of the nearly 13,000 homeless animals MADACC cares for every year.


We support a network of volunteers that provides educational programs, training, foster care, dog walking and cat socialization to enhance the quality of life of animals at MADACC. Our goal is to increase the number of animals adopted from MADACC and prevent animal cruelty and neglect.

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