September 2012 Newsletter
MADACC to Host 'Purr-Fect Paws' Cat & Kitten Adoption Event
Saturday, September 29th - 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 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.


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. MADACC is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.




Saturday, September 29th, 1 - 6 p.m.  

Estabrook Park (4400 N. Estabrook Dr., Milwaukee - adjacent to the Estabrook Park Beer Garden)

Hosted by Residents for Off-leash Milwaukee Parks (ROMP), the Village of Shorewood, Friends of Estabrook, and the Milwaukee County Park System. Join Friends of MADACC for an afternoon of tail-waggin' fun, including a costume contest, demo by the Milwaukee County Sheriff K9 Unit, lure and agility courses, dog-friendly games, pet-related information booths, and more!


The musical charms of MRS. FUN, strolling minstrels, and food and libations from the Estabrook Beer Garden will put everyone into the Oktoberfest mood.


For more information, visit

Join Our Fundraising Committee!

Friends of MADACC is seeking enthusiastic and energetic people to work on special event committees and fundraising projects. Events include Walk, Run, Wag for MADACC, Gallery Night & Yappy Hour, Rockabilly for Rescues, and others. Fundraising initiatives include restaurant "give back" nights, online drives, and MADACC lobby programs.

If you have organizational skills, are internet-savvy, have a real knack for talking to executives about sponsorships, or if you just want to give your time when needed, please consider joining one or more of our fundraising efforts. It's a lot of fun and you will be working with people who share your commitment and passion for MADACC animals!

An informational meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 26th, 6 p.m. at MADACC to review various efforts and answer any questions. If you already know how you'd like to be involved, just email Bridget Bannon, Fundraising Co-Chair, at and let her know which areas interest you. We'll see you then!
Operation Sunshine Outdoor Kennel Grand Opening

Saturday, October 13th
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Program at 11:30 a.m.)
Please join MADACC, Friends of MADACC, and Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke at MADACC as we celebrate the completion of Phase 1 of the Outdoor Kennel Project. The event includes kennel and shelter tours, ribbon-cutting, raffle prizes, and light refreshments.

Attendees are invited to bring a toy specifically for the Outdoor Kennel. Our good supporter, Bark N' Scratch Outpost, 5835 W. Blue Mound Rd. in Milwaukee, is holding a special sale on outdoor toys specifically for this purpose.

In addition you can go to Friends of MADACC's Wish List on to order toys and have them shipped directly to our attention at MADACC. Or, go to any store of your choice.

"Beyond the Myth" Screening    


Thursday, October 25th, 7:15 p.m.
The Oriental Theatre, 2230 N. Farwell Ave., Milwaukee
Join Friends of MADACC for a screening of "Beyond the Myth," 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.

Tickets to the screening are $10 and available ONLINE ONLY, IN ADVANCE at You can choose to have a physical ticket mailed to you or have your ticket held at Will Call the night of the screening. For Will Call ticket pickup, please bring a photo ID to the screening that matches the name on your order.

For more information about Beyond the Myth, visit
Seeking Positive Pit Bull Stories for Video
Is your pit bull a great breed ambassador? Photographer and filmmaker (and MADACC/FOM volunteer!) Karen Erbach is seeking positive pit bull stories for an upcoming film project. Karen would like stories specifically about pit bulls that are MADACC alumni and involved in the following: therapy, search and rescue, frisbee or dock diving, law enforcement, owned by a soldier, or live with a family that has small children.

If you would like to participate in this film project or need more information, please contact Karen at
Adoptables Spotlight

Rembrandt - 2 year-old, male American Bulldog mix

Rembrandt loves to play and be around people. He's a quick learner and already knows some of his basic commands. Rembrandt is on a mission to please! Rembrandt'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 Rembrandt, ID number A247731.

Mocha - 9 month-old, female Pit Bull mix

Mocha is a beautiful dog and has a sweet personality to match. Her tail never stops wagging!  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.    

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

Foster Feature - Patty Wagner
Eeyore & Gretel

How did you first get involved with MADACC?  

Unfortunately, about four years ago one of my cats got loose, and I came to MADACC to look for him. I toured the cat wards and was saddened to see so many homeless cats and kittens that had ended up there. I was devastated that I never did find my lost cat. I eventually adopted another cat from MADACC, "Bear," and ended up taking home a litter of homeless kittens to foster that same day.  



Click here to read more. 


Save the Date!         

Saturday & Sunday, October 6-7th - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Community Bark Bay View's Grand Opening Event for MADACC
2430 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee 
- Pack That (Honda) Pilot with donations from the MADACC Wish List (see below)  
- MADACC Shelter Stars Showcase, featuring adoptable dogs 
- BIG raffle (to benefit MADACC) 
- Private consultations with Stacy Krafcyzk, Animal Communicator (portion of the proceeds to benefit MADACC) 
- Free photo sessions with your pup from PEGGY MORSCH life photography 
- "Ask the Trainer" with Wild Canine 
- "Ask the Vet" with Dr. Dean Beyerinck from Silver Spring Animal Wellness Center   
- Coat consultations with Isle of Dogs' Heidi Joynt 

BRING ANYTHING FROM THE MADACC WISH LIST (see below) for donations to PACK THAT PILOT and save $5 on any pet supplies at Community Bark Bay View. For each item you bring, you will also receive a raffle ticket with the chance to WIN a FULL YEAR of unlimited baths at Community Bark! 

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. 

Saturday, December 8th - 4th Annual Rockabilly for Rescues
J & B's Blue Ribbon, 5230 W. Blue Mound Rd., Milwaukee
New name, same great event! Fun for dog AND cat owners, join in Friends of MADACC's annual celebration to help Milwaukee County's neediest animals. Enjoy live music by the all-girl rockabilly band Crazy Rocket Fuel, raffles prizes, a silent auction, and more. 
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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