MADACC running adoption specials in hopes to find homes for animals by Christmas eve

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC), Wisconsin’s largest open-admission animal shelter, announced Tuesday that adoption fees for all available cats and dogs will be $12 starting December 12th and increasing $1 a day until December 23rd.

MADACC’s goal is to get all adoptable animals homes by Christmas Eve!

12 Days of Straymas has been generously sponsored by Friends of MADACC, the non-profit that supports MADACC. Their contribution has allowed MADACC to reduced fees on adoptions, which will get homeless animals in a warm home by the holiday.

By starting the fees lower and increasing the fee by a dollar a day, MADACC hopes to encourage people to come in sooner, rather than later, to adopt.

Reduced fees do not apply to pre-select dogs (dogs on stray hold), animals in foster care, and cats in off-site locations.

“Nothing makes the staff and volunteers at MADACC happier than seeing animals go to a happy home by 2018!” says Kathy Shillinglaw, Outreach Coordinator for MADACC.

The $12-23 adoption fee includes spay/neuter surgery, microchip, and up-to-date vaccines. An additional $12 license fee will apply for all Milwaukee County residents.

To expedite the adoption process and cut down on wait times, MADACC is encouraging interested adopters to complete a free and non-binding adoption application for preapproval ahead of your arrival at MADACC. You do not need to have an appointment to stop in and you can come in during MADACC’s adoption hours. Adoption hours are Monday through Friday 1-6:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday 11-3:30 pm.

You can find more information on their website at or call 414-649-8640.

An online application is available here:

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