Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control (MADACC) is a county agency set up to protect public health and safety by means of regulating the services to area animals.
In 1996 the Milwaukee County established a committee to make provisions for animal control. MADACC opened on August 1, 1999. In the first year of operation the organization provide care for more than 13,000 animals and has continued this trend.
Working under the Wisconsin State Statutes for animal welfare, their purpose is not only to capture stray animals, but to provide veterinary care, reunite families with their pets, and provide temporary shelter for abused and unwanted pets. MADACC provides licensing, adoption and educates the public on the responsibilities of pet ownership.
When animals are brought into the facility they are first scanned for a microchip. Then they get a veterinary examination, are cleaned up, fed, and provided a sanitary confinement with clean bedding. Stray animals are photographed and it is posted on the MADACC website.
Under the state law, animals are held for up to seven days. Then they are available to other shelters, breed rescue organizations or as a last measure euthanized.
The facility is located at 3839 West Burnham Street in West Milwaukee and is open Monday through Sunday, Donations are always welcome as are volunteers.