May 2012 Newsletter
3rd Annual PEACE FOR PAWS Community Event 

Saturday, June 9th - 12-4 p.m.
Calvary Baptist Church, 2959 N. Teutonia Avenue. (corner of Teutonia & Chambers) 

Come out to this free event and unite as a community against dogfighting and animal cruelty. Help Battle Against Dogfighting (BAD) achieve safer, more humane neighborhoods!

New this year is music provided by V100's mobile radio unit, plus Green Bay Packers coach Jerry Fontenot and more!

* FREE dog care giveaways - collars, leashes, toys, treats, & more!
* Family fun - temporary tattoos & more!
* FREE enrichment dog toy build - using everyday items!
* FREE raffle - WIN training classes, dog food, & more!

* Canine agility course & weight-pulling
* Photo booth
* Food & drink

In designated areas only - aggressive dogs will be removed immediately.

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Friends of MADACC to Host "How to Tame the Tiger in Your House" Cat Seminar Next Tuesday


Tuesday, May 22nd - 6 - 8 p.m. at MADACC   


Basic information about your cat, presented by Cats' International, a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to helping people better understand their feline companions.  


Topics to be discussed include litter box use, declawing, cat toy preference, signs that a cat is overstimulated, and more.


Registration is FREE but space is limited! RSVP to  


Sponsored by The Cats' Voice, a program of Friends of MADACC.  

Adoptables Spotlight

Lucille (aka Lucy) - 7 month-old, female Pit Bull mix

Lucy loves toys and knows how to share & play appropriately. Lucy enjoys being outside and going for walks, but sometimes she just wants to sit with you and cuddle. She has a very sweet personality and is eager to please. Lucy's foster family is working with her on basic commands - she already knows sit! 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 Lucy, ID number A240278.

Godiva - 10 month-old, female Tortoiseshell


Meet Godiva, a stunning Tortie that is petite as can be. Brought to MADACC while in labor, Godiva stepped up to the plate and is doing a great job in foster care with her three babies. In two weeks, Godiva (and her kittens) will be able to go to a loving, forever home - but we are accepting applications for her NOW! For more information, contact Marissa at and specify Godiva, ID number A241915.



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 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


Registration Opens Shortly for Walk, Run, Wag for MADACC!

New this year, Walk, Run, Wag for MADACC on Saturday, July 21st is a fundraising run/walk for the animals. It will be held at McKinley Park on Milwaukee's lakefront - and registration will be open very soon! Watch for an upcoming email with the registration link to sign up.

Beginning at 9:30 a.m., enjoy a professionally-timed 5K run along the scenic Oak Leaf Trail. Beginning at 10 a.m. will be the 1.5 mile walk for people & their dogs along the lakefront on Lincoln Memorial Drive.

Following the run and walk will be Fido Fest, hosted by Central Bark, which will include pet-friendly vendors and lots of activities for your furry friends.

Sponsors of Walk, Run, Wag include:  elite Human Capital Group, Performance Running Outfitters, and Bay View BARK.

Interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities? Email Kim Greene at for information.
Animal Advocates Come in All Ages! 

Ten-year-old Haley Lukasavage of Wisconsin Dells has a great passion for animals and knew she wanted to do a lot to help homeless animals. With a little inspiration from a small dog bank, Haley set up the banks all around her grandparents' business in the Dells with signs asking people to donate change to help the animals. After collecting funds for a few months, Haley's efforts raised a whopping $1,000 - which she split between a local humane society near her - and donated $800 to Friends of MADACC towards enrichment items for the shelter dogs and cats! From Haley's donation, FOM purchased cat scratchers, cat toys, Jolly Balls for the new outdoor play area, Kongs and treat inserts, bones, Bully Sticks, and more.

Now THAT shows just how much a little effort can go SO far for helping shelter animals - MADACC's homeless cats and dogs send you a BIG thank you, Haley!

2013 Friends of MADACC Calendar      

Friends of MADACC will again be creating a calendar for 2013 that will feature pets adopted from MADACC as a way to recognize the lives saved and celebrate second chances. 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! 

Brittany Farina Artwork Fundraiser to Benefit Friends of MADACC

We are excited to announce a new fundraiser with artist Brittany Farina! Purchase a print from her online shop and list MADACC in the special instructions of your order. Brittany will donate 20% of the proceeds to us!

Check out her website and the variety of touching, animal-loving prints that you can buy.


Save the Date!         

Saturday, May 19 - Spring Adoption Event - 11 a.m. - 3 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. Any dog adopted from this event will receive 20% off a training session at The Zoom Room! Thank you, Castaway Pet Rescue, for inviting MADACC to this event.

Friday, June 1st - Thank Dog It's Friday - 6-8 p.m.  
Elmbrook Humane Society, 20950 Enterprise Ave., Brookfield  
Celebrate the kick-off to summer at EBHS! Featuring food & drink for you, treats and "puptinis" for your pup, lure coursing, raffles, and games for the whole family. Stop by the Friends of MADACC booth and say, "Hi!" 100% of the proceeds benefit EBHS, one of MADACC's fantastic placement partners.   

Saturday, June 2nd - 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; and heartworm, FeLV testing, and flea/worm testing.  

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.


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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