To provide animal regulation and care services which protect the health, public safety and welfare of people and animals in Milwaukee County.
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. MADACC provides a central location for owners to find and recover their lost pets at 3839 W. Burnham St. in West Milwaukee and is open seven days a week, including evening hours on weekdays. MADACC
rescues strays and removes dangerous animals
from public areas providing effective animal control services by active enforcement of Wisconsin State Statues pertaining to animal welfare.
MADACC is an organization charged with the responsibility of rescuing thousands of lost and homeless animals and animals suffering from cruelty, neglect and indifference.
Animal Care and Control facilities are often referred to derogatorily as “the pound”. They are often one of the most misunderstood organizations in any community. Although their mission is to save lives, their community’s irresponsible pet ownership requires them to euthanize animals, and then they are faulted for doing so. These organizations don’t have the luxury of shrinking from the life and death issues of animal welfare. They are the only animal welfare agency in any community that has to address the issue of pet euthanasia head on every minute of every day.
- Provide effective and cost efficient animal control services by active enforcement of Wisconsin State Statues pertaining to animal welfare
- Assure safe, temporary shelter, veterinary and humane care for stray, unwanted, abandoned, mistreated and injured animals
- Provide a central location for owners to find and recover their lost pets
- Expedite the return of animals to their rightful owner
- Provide a progressive animal licensing program for Milwaukee County
- Provide and encourage responsible, safe placement opportunities for homeless animals
- Promote and maintain the highest levels of customer service and accountability to the public
- Educate the public about responsible companion animal ownership
- Provide placement of stray and unwanted animals
and humane euthanasia when necessary
Meet Our Staff
- In 1996 the Milwaukee County Intergovernmental Cooperation Council created an Animal Control Services Planning/Steering Committee to plan for animal control services for Milwaukee County once the Wisconsin Humane Society decided they no longer would provide animal control services.
- MADACC opened August 1, 1999 to provide animal care and control services for the nineteen municipalities of Milwaukee County.
- In its first year, MADACC accepted 13,559 animals.
- MADACC is governed by a Board of Directors and an Operations Committee.
WHAT DOES MADACC DO?
- Provides animal rescue and care for the nineteen municipalities of Milwaukee County.
- Provides animal control officers to rescue stray, injured, sick, mistreated and dangerous animals. MADACC provides emergency on call service between hours of operation.
- Reunites stray domestic animals with their owners, provides responsible pet ownership education and promotes animal licensing.
- Provides shelter and care for nearly 13,000 animals a year including domestic stray animals, pets seized by the police for safekeeping, illegal exotic pets, and animals that require rabies quarantine.
- Provides limited veterinary services including medications, splints, and minor suturing. Emergency medical care is provided by MADACC through
Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists and Milwaukee Emergency Center For Animals (MECA).
- Provides a central location for owners to find and recover their lost pets and for stray animal drop off. The shelter is open 7 days a week with extended weekday hours. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE ANIMALS?
- Upon admittance, animals are scanned for a microchip, given a health exam, dewormed and vaccinated, given food, water and clean bedding, and if a stray animal, its photograph is posted onto MADACC's website, www.madacc.com.
- Under law, stray animals are sheltered for a
minimum of 7 days. If unclaimed after the 7 day hold, the animals are evaluated for health and temperament and offered to local shelters, breed placement groups or euthanized as a last resort.
information, please call 414-649-8640.