Winter 2010 Newsletter
2nd Annual Rockabilly for Rover - Saturday, December 4

The 2nd Annual Rockabilly for Rover show will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 8 pm at the Bay View Brew Haus (2535 S. Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee). The show will feature live rockabilly music from two local bands - Crazy Rocket Fuel and Texas 55. A $10 donation at the door is suggested. Money will also be raised through a silent auction and raffles.


Proceeds from the event will benefit Friends of MADACC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the welfare of Milwaukee County's homeless animals housed at the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission's (MADACC) animal care and control facility.


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.

To learn more about Rockabilly for Rover and Friends of MADACC, visit

Candlelight vigil to be held on Fri, Nov 26 for dogfighting victim

Last Friday evening, a MADACC animal control officer (ACO) received a call from Urban Ecology Center staff that a female pit bull was trying to get out of the lagoon in Washington Park. The dog's severe scarring proved she was a long-time bait dog involved in extensive dogfighting here in Milwaukee. (Bait dogs are dogs used in training exercises with fight dogs.) Someone attempted to drown the dog in the lagoon, but some how she miraculously survived and made it to shore. The dog was rescued by MADACC's ACO;  however, she was in such bad shape including having violent seizures, that ultimately, MADACC humanely euthanized her to end her suffering.

Unfortunately, this sad story happens more often than many people in Milwaukee know.

MADACC's Battle Against Dogfighting (BAD) program is organizing a candlelight vigil to recognize Lucy, the dog brutalized and killed on last Friday. The event is not only to mourn the lost of Lucy, but for the numerous dogs still out there, waiting to be saved. We hope to raise awarenss in the community to make sure such cruelty does not continue to happen in the darkness. Please join us: 
Friday, November 26 at 6:30pm at the Washington Park lagoon (40th & Lisbon, Milwaukee; near the Urban Ecology Center).

2011 Calendar to raise money for Project Faith

Purchase a 2011 calendar and support a great cause -- Project Faith. Calendars will be available for sale at Rockabilly for Rover. Project Faith raises funds to pay for the spay/neuter of long-term adoptable animals at MADACC to provide an incentive for these animals to either be adopted or taken into MADACC's placement partner's adoption programs.

Project Faith is inspired by an unclaimed stray dog at MADACC named Faith, who spent six weeks on MADACC's transfer list waiting to be accepted into an adoption program. MADACC staff and volunteers became very enamored with this dog and through networking and faith, she was adopted into a loving home. Faith put a penetrating face on the needless euthanasia of adoptable animals in Milwaukee County. MADACC's goal through Project Faith is to provide an outlet for the wonderful adoptable animals at MADACC that are not selected by other animal welfare agency adoption programs, but still deserve a second chance at life.


The cost of the calendars is $12 and can also be purchased directly from MADACC. They make great holidays gifts and friends and family will appreciate that the cost of your gift will help local, homeless animals.

Adoption Success Stories

JANIE - Adopted November 2010
Janie is a 4-year-old, female Beagle mix that came to MADACC as a cruelty/neglect case. She was probably used for breeding and her owners no longer wanted her. Janie was very timid and scared of everything; however, she never showed any aggression. Janie was a gentle soul who was looking for guidance to help her come out of her shell. The volunteers spent time socializing Janie and showing her how it feels to be loved. A wonderful family adopted Janie, and she is definitely living the good life. Janie is happy to share her new home with a doggy brother (Jack) and human brother (Nick). Janie loves going for walks, playing in the yard, and laying in the sun. 

BLUE - Adopted October 2010 (now Brock)
Blue is a 5-month-old, male Rhodesian Ridgeback mix that came to MADACC as a stray. He was placed into foster care, and he thought his good looks and puppy charm could get him out of trouble, but that wasn't the case. Blue's foster family worked with him on training and appropriate doggy behavior. Blue also had a severe case of ear hematomas that required two surgeries. He was a tough little guy throughout the whole process and his foster family took very good care of him. Blue's adoptive family waited patiently for him until he was all healed and ready to be placed into their loving, forever home. Blue is the only fur-child in his new home and he soaks up all the attention.


Visit MADACC's Petfinder page to see more available animals in need of a fur-ever home!!

Bring your new best friend home for the

Meet the best of the best of MADACC's adoptable dogs! Dogs will be available for meet-and-greets. Learn about their background from their foster families and see just how smart and well-behaved a shelter dog can be!

WHEN: Sat, Dec 11 from 11:30am - 1:30pm

WHERE:  Central Bark - Menomonee Valley (333 N. 25th Street, Milwaukee)
ADOPTION FEE: $100 (includes vaccinations, spay/neuter, microchip, heartworm testing, & flea/worm treatment)
Holiday 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's neediest animals this holiday season 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!

  • Rawhides
  • Blankets / Towels
  • Stuffed animals
  • Cat Carriers
  • Aspen bedding
  • Timothy hay
  • Dog / Cat treats
  • Peanut butter
  • Cat litter (non-clumping)
  • Dog toys (rope toys, Kongs, squeaky toys, Nylabones)
  • Cat toys (plastic ball toys, washable fabric cat toys)
  • Dry & canned cat/dog food
  • Empty paper towel or toilet paper rolls
  • Cleaning supplies (bleach, laundry detergent, paper towels, garbage bags)
3839 W Burnham St. | West Milwaukee, WI  

Friends of MADACC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting community awareness and improving the welfare of the more than 13,000 homeless animals that MADACC cares for every year. Thank you for your support as we continue to help Milwaukee County's neediest animals!
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