MADACC Announces Annual Walk, Run, Wag Event
Friends of MADACC will host the 5th Annual Walk, Run, Wag for MADACC event on Saturday, July 9 beginning at 9:00 AM at Hart Park in Wauwatosa. Friends of MADACC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the welfare of Milwaukee County’s homeless animals housed at Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC). Proceeds raised from the event will support the welfare and enrichment of the nearly 13,000 animals taken in by MADACC each year.
Attendees can participate in the competitive, chip-timed 5K run (for people only) at 9:00 AM, the chip-timed 5K run (for people and their dogs) at 9:15 AM, or the one or two mile walk (for people and their dogs) at 9:30 AM. The event will take place at Hart Park, 7300 Chestnut St. in Wauwatosa and will be emceed by Alley Faith, Morning Show Host for 103.7 KISS-FM.
Attendees can register for Walk, Run, Wag at www.madaccwalkrun.org. Registration is $30 for the run and $20 for the walk. Children 13 and under are free. Medals will be awarded to the overall top three 5K finishers, plus the top three finishers in each of fourteen age groups.
To add to the fun and increase the benefit to the animals, participants can also create their own teams. A team can be made up of family, friends, co-workers, companies, or any group that shares a passion to save lives. Teams help increase the number of second chances given – and earn prizes based on the level of fundraising they do.
Following the run/walk from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM will be lure coursing, dog agility activities, pet-friendly vendors, animal rescue groups, adoptable dogs, live music, food trucks, a beer/beverage tent, and more. Microchipping and microchip scanning will also be available.
MADACC rescues and assures safe, temporary shelter, veterinary, and humane care for stray, unwanted, abandoned, mistreated, and injured animals — more than any other animal control shelter in Wisconsin. MADACC works with more than 130 area shelters and rescue groups to place these animals into adoption programs to ensure they have a second chance at finding permanent, caring homes. Dogs and cats that are eligible for placement but have not been transferred to a shelter or rescue group are available for adoption directly from MADACC. In addition, MADACC offers low-cost spay/neuter, vaccinations, and microchipping services.