December 2012 Newsletter
4th Annual Rockabilly for Rescues R4R_poster_2012
Saturday, December 8th, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
J&B's Blue Ribbon Bar & Grill, 5230 W. Blue Mound Rd., Milwaukee

Celebrate the holidays with Friends of MADACC at our 4th Annual Rockabilly for Rescues event, featuring live music by Doghouse Flowers and the all-girl rockabilly band Crazy Rocket Fuel! Come check out the many raffle prizes available and try your luck in the Pins for Paws Bowling Challenge. There is also a 50/50 raffle, where money raised will be split between the lucky winner and Friends of MADACC. Come out and have a great time, and maybe even earn a little extra spending money for the holidays.

There is a $10 suggested donation at the door. Delicious food is available for purchase from J&B's kitchen until 11:00pm.


MADACC to Host 'Purr-Fect Paws' Cat & Kitten Adoption Event      


Saturday, December 15th - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  PurrFectPaws_12_12 

Are you looking to add a cat to your household? We will have adult cats as well as kittens, many of which have been in foster homes. Everyone who adopts will receive a free gift for their cat.

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


Because this has been such a popular event (22 cats adopted in September and 30 in October) it helps to get their early. 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 paper application. Renters: please bring proof that your landlords allow pets, for example, a copy of your lease. MADACC is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

And don't forget the bake sale! The Cats' Voice will have human treats for sale and all of the proceeds will go to purchasing toys for the kennel cats.
New Cat Condos at MADACC!
Friends of MADACC recently purchased new Cat Condos for the MADACC lobby, to showcase 8 adoptable cats. They went up on November 13th, and already, 4 cats have been adopted and 5 have been transferred to MADACC placement partners! The kitties seem quite at home in their new condos near the window in the MADACC lobby. Stop by and check them out the next time you're in!
Adoptables Spotlight
Mocha - 1 year-old, female Pit Bull mixMocha

Meet Mocha!! She's a 9-month-old, Pit Bull mix. Mocha is a beautiful dog and has a sweet personality to match! Mocha's new family will be happy to make the commitment to training classes, daily exercise, and lots of TLC. For more information, contact and specify Mocha, ID number A250306.


Jaxton - 2 year-old, male Lab mix
Meet Jaxton!  This handsome fellow is a 2 year old lab mix who is in foster care. He gets along with other dogs, and has settled in nicely. His foster home reports that he is very sweet - loves to be petted and rest his head on you. Jaxton's new family will be happy to make the commitment to training classes, daily exercise, and lots of TLC. For more information, contact and specify Jaxton, ID number A251132.





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 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

Volunteer Feature - Sara Lammers 

HolidayWishTree2012If you've seen the Holiday Wish Tree in the MADACC lobby, you've seen the work of Sara Lammers, MADACC volunteer. Meet Sara and learn how she got involved with MADACC and what else she does to help the animals.


Click here to read more. 


Save the Date!         

Thursday, January 17th - 8 - 9:30 p.m. - Drag Queen Bingo for Friends of MADACC

Hamburger Mary's, 2130 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee 
Chase away the winter blues with some great fun while supporting the animals of MADACC.

Ham-BINGO is a charity bingo event benefiting Friends of MADACC and will be held in the dining room at Hamburger Mary's from 8 pm to approximately 9:30 pm on Thursday, January 17th.

Bingo cards will be provided for a suggested donation of $5 and game winners will receive a prize. Each card can be reused and is good for all Bingo games played that night and 100% of the donations collected from the "sale" of the Bingo cards goes directly to FOM.

Caution: The Bingo games can be a little risqu�, but always in good fun so we recommend the kiddies stay home for this event.
Saturday, February 2nd - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Great Lakes Pet Expo
Wisconsin Exposition Center, State Fair Park, 640 S. 84th St., West Allis 
Visit the MADACC and Friends of MADACC booths at the Great Lakes Pet Expo. The Expo offers education, activities, vendors, entertainment, and more. Proceeds from this non-profit show benefit companion animals and their families in Wisconsin
Adult admission is $6, and get a $1 discount with a canned good donation for Feeding America. Kids 12 & under are free. Visit for more information.
Saturday, May 4th - Gallery Night & Yappy Hour
Central Bark Menomonee Valley, 333 N. 25th St., Milwaukee
Bring your pooch and check out many local artists at this yearly event. Tons of great raffle prizes, hors d'oeuvres, beer, and wine available. $5 at the door. 

Saturday, June 22nd - Walk Run Wag for MADACC
Hart Park, Wauwatosa, WI


Come enjoy the event of the summer!  Run through the park or walk with your dog.  Once again we will be partnering with Central Bark's Fido Fest, which will follow the run and walk.  Watch for more details to come.
Got Laptop?

Friends of MADACC is seeking a gently-used, recent model laptop that includes a DVD drive for training purposes.

Do you have a laptop you'd like to donate? Please contact Your donation is tax deductible!


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   
  • 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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