MADACC to Offer Free Spay/Neuter March 3

Lovelorn humans aren’t the only target that Cupid is aiming for this time of year. It’s nearly spring, and love is in the air for unaltered dogs and cats looking for a partner.

In recognition of February as National Spay & Neuter Month, the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC) is offering a limited number of FREE spay/neuter surgeries for both dogs and cats on Saturday, March 3.

Over four million homeless pets are put down in shelters across the country every year simply because of pet overpopulation. In seven years, one female cat and her offspring can theoretically produce 420,000 cats. In six years, one female dog and her offspring can theoretically produce 67,000 dogs.

Help solve pet overpopulation by taking a small step – don’t allow your pets to breed. Here are a few other suggestions to aid in keeping pets happy, healthy and singular:

Keep Your Pet Indoors

Leaving a dog outside for long periods of time unsupervised, especially if he is chained or tethered (fastened to a stationary object or a stake), deprives the animal of companionship, care, and exercise. A free-roaming cat is likely to live less than three years, while indoor-only cats are likely to live 12-15 years.

ID Your Pets

It is required by law for all dog and cat owners in Milwaukee County to license their pets – and if it gets lost or escapes from your home, a “tagged” animal is much easier to reunite with his/her owner. Always keep a collar on your pet, and be sure to have a current rabies tag, pet license tag, and I.D. tag attached to your pet’s collar. Also make sure that your pet has a microchip (permanent identification) in case its I.D. tag breaks or falls off. MADACC provides this service low-cost for $25, which includes registration. Microchipping pets is a simple, inexpensive way to permanently identify your pet.

Dogs and cats can’t add or subtract, but they sure can multiply. Help prevent pet overpopulation while saving the lives of unwanted animals in the process. Contact MADACC at 414-649-8640 to reserve space for your pet’s FREE spay or neuter on Saturday, March 3.

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 and is open seven days a week, including evening hours on weekdays. MADACC also offers low-cost spay/neuter assistance, rabies vaccinations, and micro-chipping services.

MADACC works with over 75 area shelters and rescue groups to place animals into adoption programs so they have a second chance at finding a permanent, caring home. Dogs and cats that are eligible for placement but have not been taken in by a shelter or rescue group are available for adoption directly from MADACC.

For more information, visit www.madacc.com or call 414-649-8640.

Camp Bow Wow Grand Opening

Our Grand Opening Celebration!!
Ready To Pawty?

Celebrate Our Dog-Gone-Wild Grand Opening Pawty!

This Dog-Gone-Wild Pawty offers fun and giveaways

for the entire family – and that includes your dog.

Saturday, October 23, 2010 • 10 am – 3 pm

Camp Bow Wow® Waukesha

1707 Paramount Court, Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186

(262) 547-WOOF (9663)

campbowwow.com/waukesha

Food, music, fun & prizes for all

Tours of camp

Microchipping

Pet wellness vendors

Bobbing for apples & hotdogs

Raffle for great prizes to benefit Bow Wow Buddies Foundation

Puptinis & Pawcaso paintings

Activities for your pup

Costume contest for your pup

Pets for adoption from local rescue groups

“No Pet Left Behind” Clinic

MADACC Gives Lost Pets a Voice with Low-Cost Rabies Vaccinations, Microchips and Licenses

In an effort to spare lost pets and their owners the heartbreak of never being reunited, Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC) is hosting a clinic offering:

– $5.00 Rabies Shot with Pet License Purchase

– FREE Rabies Shot for all Pit Bull and Pit Bull mixes with Pet License Purchase (Approximately 32% of dogs that enter MADACC each year are Pit Bull and Pit Bull mixes)

– $10.00 microchips (includes registration)

– Chance to Comply with Pet License State Statute before late fee deadline of April 1st

The clinic will be held Saturday, March 28, 2009 at MADACC’s facility, 3839 W. Burnham St. in West Milwaukee from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The clinic is an effort to help the public understand how important a license, ID tag or other form of identification is for ensuring lost animals have a voice. “Without any form of ID, a lost pet can sit in the shelter for days while we try to locate its owner,” says Melanie Sobel, executive director of MADACC. “Last year only 15% of stray animals returned to their owners. Making sure your animal can be identified – with a license and/or microchip – is an immediate ticket home for your pet.” An average of 8 to 12 million companion animals end up in shelters across the country each year, and without an ID tag, reuniting them with their owners is difficult, at best. Each year, in fact, 5 to 9 million lost companion animals will need to be euthanized.

Licenses are also a ticket home for lost pets! When stray animals enter MADACC with identification, staff can immediately contact the owner to notify them of their lost pet. Licensed pets entering MADACC also receive emergency care if needed and reduced fees when they come to claim their pet. Microchipping pets is a simple, inexpensive way to permanently identify one’s pet and provides less chance that someone will steal someone’s pet and get away with it.

In addition, licensing ensures that pets are vaccinated against rabies, provides owner identification for each pet, and provides funds to MADACC for the rescue, shelter and care of stray, mistreated, unwanted, abandoned and injured animals.

Finally, State law requires that all dogs and cats over five months of age be vaccinated against rabies and licensed in their municipality. Cost of pet license is $12 if the pet is spayed or neutered, and $24 for unaltered (Oak Creek is $10 altered, $20 unaltered). If pet owners’ pets have a current rabies vaccination, a rabies certificate must be brought in to purchase a license. A late fee is charged if a license is purchased after April 1, 2009. Licenses can also be purchased online at www.madacc.com. For more information, please call 414-649-8640.