March 2012 Newsletter

MADACC Offers Increased Humane Education Presentations  

Did you know that Friends of MADACC partners with MADACC to deliver humane education presentations to teach youth compassion & prevent cruelty?

April is National Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, and MADACC is offering increased humane education presentations in March, April, and May. MADACC's trained humane education volunteers teach students the importance of being kind to animals, about special issues like dogfighting, and how they can help bring the message of compassion to their neighborhoods! Presentations can be tailored to a variety of different topics and age groups. For more information or to schedule a humane education presentation (in the Milwaukee area), email

In 2011, MADACC presented humane education messages to over 200 youth, teaching them to take the message of compassion to their communities. Kindness towards animals benefits everyone - people and pets - by creating safer and more humane communities.

2013 Friends of MADACC Calendar   

Friends of MADACC will again be creating a calendar for 2013 that will feature pets adopted from MADACC. We love showing off all the wonderful alumni who found their forever homes! If you have adopted directly from MADACC since July 2011 and are interested in having your pet's picture included in the calendar, please email Laura Nigbur at for more information. There is no cost to participate, and all species are welcome!

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. 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. Just a $5 suggested donation at the door.   

Friends of MADACC is seeking additional support in the following areas. Please contact Laura Nigbur at for more information. Thank you!
  • If you enjoy baking or cooking, we would love to have you add your favorite treat (non-heated, finger food) to our menu!
  • If you're interested in donating a raffle prize, please also let us know. Non-animal related items are welcome.  

Are you "social?" 


Connect with MADACC and Friends of MADACC on social media! We recently launched our new Facebook fan page,, as well as a Twitter account,

Fan and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on adoptable animals, humane education & community outreach, upcoming events, responsible pet ownership initiatives, ways to give back, and more.
Adoptables Spotlight

Cali - 2 year-old, female Labrador Retriever & Pit Bull mix

Meet Cali! She has the cutest speckled ears and a sweet personality to match! She is doing very well in foster care and loves hanging out at Central Bark Doggy Daycare - Wauwatosa. Cali enjoys playing with toys, going for walks, and snuggling with her human friends. Cali's new family will be happy to make the commitment to training classes, daily exercise, and lots of TLC. Please help Cali find her loving, forever home. For more information, contact Marissa at and specify Cali, ID number A238670.

Ringo - 6 year-old, male Chihuahua


Ringo came to MADACC because of horrific living conditions. He is initially timid and shy with people, but he's improving more every day! He loves to run and play with his foster sisters. He is learning to walk on a leash, possibly for the first time, and his confidence is building. Ringo would do best in a home without young children and will thrive with another dog in the home. This little guy needs someone with patience to teach him that people can be kind. Please help Ringo find his loving, forever home. For more information, contact Marissa at and specify Ringo, ID number A238052. 


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


Notes from The Cats' Voice

Did you know? ...
  • When a cat's tail wags, he/she isn't very happy. A wagging tail means that the cat is overstimulated and might nip at you.
  • A closed fist is the same size and shape as a cat's head. When approaching an unfamiliar cat, put out your fist. The cat will most likely come up and rub against it in a friendly way!
  • Most cats like to have their head petted. When approaching a shy cat, pet his/her head and ears.

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



Save the Date!         


Sat., April 14 - Barking for Adoptions - 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Bay View BARK, 2209 S. 1st St., Milwaukee 

Come join Carroll Students for Animal Welfare (CSAW) at their 2nd annual adoption drive at Bay View BARK. Meet local rescues, adoption agencies, and their adoptable animals! Several dogs from MADACC currently in foster care will be in attendence, too!

Sat., April 28 - Purr-Fect Paws Adult Cat Adoption Event at MADACC - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

nking about adding a feline companion to your home? This is the place to be! The adoption fee is just $25 and includes age-appropriate vaccinations; spay/neuter; microchipping; heartworm,
FeLV, and FIV testing; and flea/worm treatment.     

Sat., June 9 - BAD's 3rd Annual Peace for Paws

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! Stay tuned for more details by following us on Facebook at

Sat., July 21 - Walk, Run, Wag for MADACC
New this year, Walk, Run, Wag for MADACC will be a combined 8K 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.

Sat., August 18 - 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.


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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