December 2011 Newsletter

It's time for Rockabilly for Rover! 


Saturday, December 3, 8 p.m. @ Bay View Brew Haus (2535 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee) 


Fun for dog AND cat owners, this is Friends of MADACC's big annual celebration to help Milwaukee County's neediest animals!


Just a $10 donation at the door gets you a night of music with the all-girl rockabilly band Crazy Rocket Fuel, plus The Dick Satan Trio. We'll have tons of great raffle prizes from local businesses and a 50/50 raffle! Raffle drawing at 11 p.m.


This is a can't-miss event! Remember, by supporting Friends of MADACC, you can help improve the lives of the 13,000 homeless animals that MADACC cares for every year.

Welcome David Flagler!

David Flagler has joined MADACC as its new Executive Director.   


Mr. Flagler was previously the Director of Alachua County Animal Services in Gainesville, Florida, where he had served since 2008. He has several decades of experience in the field of animal welfare and has held leadership positions at animal control facilities in Jacksonville, Atlanta, Portland, Salt Lake City, Fairfax, and the ASPCA.

Friends of MADACC welcomes Mr. Flagler and looks forward to working with him as we help improve the welfare of Milwaukee County's homeless animals and prevent animal cruelty and neglect. 

OPERATION SUNSHINE - We have met our goal!

We are proud and excited to announce that we have met our initial fundraising goal of $25,000 for Operation Sunshine, a campaign to build an outdoor exercise area and kennels for MADACC's canine residents! Weather permitting, we expect to break ground and complete Phase 1 of the kennel build within the month and anticipate the dogs being able to use the space by the end of this year! Thank you to everyone that has donated to this important cause to benefit the physical and emotional well-being of the dogs at MADACC. The space will also be used for training, adoption events, and other special activities.

Funds raised are being used to excavate the kennel area, to resurface kennel sections with a permeable decomposed granite surface, and to erect metal fencing and gates. Through the generosity of the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department, FOM also received a $10,000 donation from their "Search and Seizure Fund" towards this project.

FOM would like to extend a special thank you to the organizations and individuals who have sponsored kennels:


Exercise Area Sponsor 

- Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department

Large Kennel Sponsors
- Monica Van Lieshout and Steve Gamm
- Bay View Pampered Pets

Medium Kennel Sponsors
- Battle Against Dogfighting (BAD)
- Kari Bloom
- Tiffany Groman
- Residents for Off-Leash Milwaukee Parks (ROMP)
- Jill Brown, Anne Williams, & Marissa Saad
- Lynn Allen
- Tracy and Doug Marconnet

We still have several kennel sponsorships available; please contact Laura Nigbur, Fundraising Chair, at for more information.  



Save the Date!         


Sat., Dec. 10 - Pet Photos with Santa at MADACC - 11 a.m.-3 p.m.    

Bring your pets to MADACC for photos with our very own Santa! All social and on-leash animals are welcome. Fundraiser to benefit Friends of MADACC and Elmbrook Humane Society; $10 per 4�6 photograph. Thank you, EBHS, for this great opportunity! 


Sat., Dec. 17 - Purr-Fect Paws Cat & Kitten Adoption Event at MADACC - 10 a.m.-1 p.m.    

Thinking about adding a feline companion to your home? This is the place to be! Adoption fee is $25 for adults, $75 for kittens, or two kittens for $125 and includes age-appropriate vaccinations; spay/neuter; microchipping; heartworm, FeLV, and FIV testing; and flea/worm treatment.    


Sat., Dec. 17 - Bay View BARK Holiday Party - to benefit Friends of MADACC, 2209 S. 1st St., Milwaukee - 5-9 p.m.

Celebrate the holidays with your dog at Bay View BARK, a new indoor/outdoor dog park and activity center! Enjoy free food & drink, dog games, music, agility equipment, and raffles. Meet MADACC adoptable dogs and have your pet's photo taken with Santa! $10 donation at the door for your first dog and $5 for each additional dog. All proceeds to benefit Friends of MADACC.  


Did you know that Bay View BARK's creators, Sue Steinbach, Julia Van Treeck, and Tammy Neeb, have over 40 years of combined experience working and volunteering within the animal community? Learn more about Bay View BARK at and  


Adoptables Spotlight

Vivi - 5 month-old, female Pit Bull mix

Vivi is currently in foster care at Central Bark Wauwatosa. She is a sweetheart who is full of puppy energy - and puppy training is needed. Vivi walks well on her leash but is so intent on exploring everything! She loves playing under a blanket and with her stuffed toys. For more information, contact Marissa at and specify Vivi, ID number A235105.



Sandy - 2 year-old, female Domestic Shorthair 

When Sandy first arrived in her foster home, her coat was a pale beige, making her name appropriate! But, after a few weeks of TLC, she has a healthy, beautiful orange short coat. Sandy starts to purr the minute you walk in the room and loves to be held against your chest so she can snuggle under your chin. She's still a bit shy, preferring to lay on a chair or on the floor rather than your lap. Sandy also likes high places where she can see friendly faces the minute they walk in the room. She'll be by your side asking to be picked up and loved. For more information, contact Marissa at and specify Sandy, ID number A233576.





Calvin - 3 month-old, male Pit Bull mix

Calvin is a sweet puppy who is ready to experience the world! He is in foster care with dogs, cats, and young children. Calvin needs a family who is happy and willing to make the commitment to potty/crate training, obedience classes, socialization, and lots of TLC. Calvin is a smart pup and is eager to please. For more information, contact Marissa at and specify Calvin, ID number A235111.



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



Wish List - UPDATED 


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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