August 2012 Newsletter
Join Friends of MADACC and HAWS for Ride for Rover on Saturday!

Kicks off Saturday, August 18th at 9 a.m. @ Hal's Harley-Davidson (1925 S. Moorland Rd., New Berlin)
Ride starts at Hal's Harley-Davidson in New Berlin and ends at HAWS' annual Pet Fair in Rotary Park, N85 W14199 Fond du Lac Ave., Menomonee Falls. Registration fees are $20/driver and $10/additional  rider - includes official Ride for Rover t-shirt! Riders will enjoy touring throughout Milwaukee/Waukesha from New Berlin to Genesse, Sussex to Menomonee Falls, and many areas in between, raising awareness and promoting businesses that are friendly to the HAWS/Friends of MADACC cause, as well as friendly to bikers.

Bikers will receive a registration packet including the Ride Stop map, featuring a spot for each Stop business to stamp their location as it is visited. Bikers can tour on their own or register to be part of a guided ride. Visit as many of the stops as you wish, collecting as many stamps as you can. Stamped cards will be turned in at Rotary Park (the final destination of the ride). For each Stop, a ticket will be awarded and entered into a drawing for the grand prize: a 46" flat screen TV! The more stops you visit, the better chance you'll have at the grand prize!

Visit for complete event details and to REGISTER

Not a motorcycle rider? Bring your family and well-mannered dogs to the celebration at HAWS' FREE Pet Fair August 18th in Menomonee Falls' Rotary Park, N85 W14199 Fond du Lac Ave. from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m! There will be more than 50 pet-related vendors, games, and raffles. Music will be provided by the band Daisy Chain. Come hungry and visit Cafe Rover sponsored by Friends of MADACC!
Foster Feature - Brea Lopez & family

How did you first get involved with MADACC?  

We first learned about MADACC a few years ago at the Great Lakes Pet Expo. A volunteer, Jill Brown, talked to me extensively about MADACC and the need for volunteers and foster parents. My family brought our first foster dog home in May 2011. His name was Cooper, a white Pit Bull mix - and he was adopted by our neighbors, who live right behind our house!


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MADACC to Host 'Back to School' Purr-Fect Paws Cat & Kitten Adoption Event
Saturday, August 25th - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  

Come meet your new best friend and help save a life! There will be many adult cats & kittens available for adoption. Free gift for every cat adopted during the event!


The event adoption fee is $25 for adults, $75 for kittens, or two kittens for $125 and includes age-appropriate vaccinations, spay/neuter, microchipping, and FeLV testing. There is also an additional $12 fee to license a cat over five months old who will reside in Milwaukee County.


Those interested in adopting can "prequalify" by completing an adoption application in advance. If approved, the cat/kitten can be taken home the same day of the event. Contact to obtain a downloadable application, or stop in at MADACC before the event to complete a physical application. MADACC is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee "Shares the Plate!"
Friends of MADACC was selected by the youngest members of the First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee congregation as the recipient of their May "Share the Plate" program!

THANK YOU to the members of First Unitarian for your generosity and the nearly $1,100 donations to us, and to the animals.
Adoptables Spotlight

Simone - 1 year-old, female blue brindle Pit Bull mix

Simone is wonderfully affectionate and sweet. She loves toys and doesn't mind sharing. Simone enjoys running around and playing in the backyard. After she's done having fun, she wants nothing more than to sit in the shade, give kisses, and get her belly rubbed! Simone has a great personality and temperament. Her new family will be happy to make the commitment to training classes, daily exercise, and lots of TLC. Simone would do best in a home with older children. For more information, contact Marissa at and specify Simone, ID number A243950.

Allie - 2 year-old, female black & white Domestic Shorthair 
Allie might be the most affectionate cat you've ever met! Sit down to watch TV, and she's in your lap or on the back of your chair - whichever you prefer! Stand at the sink to wash dishes, and she'll wind around your ankles asking to be picked up and cuddled! She's happiest being in your arms and will let you know with her sweet, soft purrs. Allie still plays with Cat Dancer toys like she's a 6 week old kitten! In two weeks, Allie (and her four kittens) will all be able to leave their foster home for a loving, forever home - but we are accepting applications for her NOW! For more information, contact Marissa at and specify Allie, ID number A246612.

Echo (aka Lydia) - 1-1/2 year-old, female Pit Bull mix 


Echo is doing great in foster care at Central Bark Wauwatosa. Her favorite activity is cuddling and  giving kisses! She is a total sweetheart and very affectionate. Echo walks well on leash and enjoys playing outside. Echo is crate-trained, knows to stay off furniture, and knows how to "sit," "give paw," and "other paw." She is super smart and eager to please - and would probably be great at agility! Echo has a lot of energy and would do best in a home with older children and people who are active and can give her daily walks or jogs or like to go hiking. Her new family will be happy to make the commitment to training classes, daily exercise, and lots of TLC. For more information, contact Marissa at and specify Echo, ID number A245498.



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:

  • All up to date age-appropriate vaccinations
  • Spay or neuter surgery
  • Microchipping (includes registration)
  • Testing (cats: Feline Leukemia Virus/FeLV; dogs: heartworm)
  • Treatment for fleas/worms

For a list of additional animals available for adoption, visit MADACC's Petfinder page at


Bird House Home Inspections Fundraiser to Benefit Friends of MADACC

For each homeowner that schedules a professional home inspection with Bird House Home Inspections and mentions "MADACC," Bird House will generously donate $20 to Friends of MADACC! Please consider, whether you are a first time home buyer or well-versed in buying homes.

Thank you, Bird House, for your support!


Save the Date!         

Sunday, August 19th - All Breed Adoption Event - 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Zoom Room, 1701 N. Humboldt Ave., Milwaukee  
Meet local rescues and their adoptable animals! Several dogs from MADACC currently in foster care will be in attendance, too. There will also be microchipping offered for only $20 courtesty of Big Dogs Animal Rescue. 

Sunday, October 21st - Society Sunday - 4 - 9 p.m.  
Pizzeria Piccola, 7606 W. State St., Wauwatosa 
Volunteers will serve authentic thin-crust, Neapolitan-style pizza and more, at Bartolotta's Pizzeria Piccola. A portion of the evening's sales, including carry-out orders, as well as all tips, will benefit Friends of MADACC. Pizzeria Piccola also offers free delivery to the area of Wauwatosa between the hours of 5 and 9 p.m. Carry-out pizzas can be partially- or completely pre-baked and finished or re-heated at home in the oven. 

Thursday, October 25th - "Beyond the Myth" screening 
Oriental Theatre, 2230 N. Farwell Ave., Milwaukee
Beyond the Myth is a film about dog breeds commonly referred to as "pit bulls" and those who love these breeds. Viewers are taken on a journey to four U.S. cities where Breed Specific Legislation focusing on "pit bulls" has profoundly impacted people and animals: Denver, Miami, Cincinnati, and San Francisco. The documentary intelligently explores the contributing factors behind the public's generalized fear of "pit bulls," and examines the conflict existing between advocates and opponents of breed discriminatory laws, commonly referred to as breed bans. It investigates the myths associated with these breeds, challenges the idea that they are inherently vicious, and presents eye-opening research regarding the media's role in influencing people's opinion on dog attacks.


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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   
  • 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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