12 Days of Strays: MADACC opens its doors, seeks adoption of all its cats, dogs by 2017

MILWAUKEE -- There is a push to get homeless animals in the Milwaukee area into a warm, forever home by the new year. It's called "12 Days of Strays."

cat211,000 animals through the the doors at Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC) every year -- more than any other animal control shelter in Wisconsin.

"Seeing them go home instead of spending the holidays in a shelter is a cause really close to my heart," said Nicole Rogahn, a MADACC volunteer. "These are some of the most needy animals in Milwaukee."

MADACC offers temporary shelter to stray, unwanted and sometimes mistreated animals. But it hopes to find a match for all adoptable animals by 2017.

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"A lot of people are off for a couple of weeks, their kids are off school, so it is a really good time to bring a pet into a good home," said Kathy Shillinglaw, MADACC volunteer and Outreach Coordinator.

cat3The promotion "12 Days of Strays" runs through December 30th -- and applies to both cats and dogs.

The adoption fee here at MADACC is $12 for every animal. That includes spay/neuter, up-to-date vaccines, de-worming and a micro chip.

"You can get pre-approved to adopt. You can go on our website and fill out an application or you can come in and fill out an application," Shillinglaw said.

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MADACC says approving an application can take less than ten minutes.

MADACC is closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. They open at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 26th. If you would like to see all the animals available for adoption at MADACC, CLICK HERE. If you're interested in getting pre-approved to adopt with MADACC, CLICK HERE.

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