3839 West Burnham Street
West Milwaukee, WI 53215

Monday - Friday 
10:00AM to 8:00PM Saturday and Sunday
10:00AM to 5:00PM


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MADACC Administrative staff provides courteous, professional assistance to citizens of Milwaukee County.  This includes receiving, dispatching and referring animal related service requests, overseeing animal license program, accepting animals brought to the facility, facilitating animal redemptions, processing lost animal reports, matching lost animal reports to animals at the facility, maintaining all records and monitoring all revenue.  All calls received during business hours are answered by a live person!


The Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission is open for the acceptance of animals and for viewing stray animals housed at the facility during regular business hours:


 Monday through Friday  10:00AM - 8:00PM

Saturday and Sunday  
10:00AM - 5:00PM


The facility is closed on all legal holidays.



MADACC generally will not accept unwanted surrendered animals except in cases where the owner is requesting euthanasia.  There are five (5) area humane societies in or around Milwaukee County which do accept surrendered animals for adoption.  Please check your local telephone directory for contact information or you may contact MADACC for referral service.  There is a Service Fee of $75.00 for any owned animal surrendered to MADACC.



Domestic stray animals may be turned in at the shelter during normal business hours.  If it is not possible to bring the animal to the shelter, an Animal Control Officer will be dispatched during normal business hours for a stray pickup.  For MADACC personnel to be able to enter private property and respond to your request for service, an adult must be present and cats must be confined.  Service calls are routed by area and nature of emergency status; therefore, it is not possible to give a precise time as to when the Animal Control Officer will respond to a field service request.  MADACC personnel do not service wildlife calls.  A referral service is available for nuisance wildlife.



        Wisconsin State Statute as well as Milwaukee County and Municipal Ordinance require that dogs and cats 5 months of age and older must be up-to-date on rabies inoculations and licensing prior to leaving MADACC.  If your dog or cat has not been vaccinated against rabies or the vaccination has expired, you must purchase a rabies vaccination at MADACC for $15.00 or go to your veterinarian, pay for the rabies vaccination in advance and bring the "Prepayment Receipt" with you at the time you claim your pet.

        Proof of a current Milwaukee County dog or cat license is required or must be purchased at MADACC.

        Current picture identification such as a valid Wisconsin driver's license must be shown at the time you claim your lost pet.

        Fees involved in the return of your dog or cat vary depending on the area the animal was found, length of stay at the shelter, and the need for purchase of a current license.  Following is a brief explanation of what types of fees are to be expected:


Ordinance Fee - Municipal fee for animal running at large.  The fees range from $3.00 to $50.00.


Impound Fee - Fee is charged for the handling/pick-up of the animal.  The fee for pets that are current on their license is $20.00.  For unlicensed pets the fee is $30.


Board Fee - A board fee of $15.00 per calendar date the animal is housed at the facility.


License Fee - If you are unable to show evidence that the pet is current with a Milwaukee County License, you must apply for one at the time you claim your lost animal.  This fee can vary from $8.00 to $40.00 depending on the municipality of residence.


MADACC provides stray and owned biter animal quarantine services for the municipalities of Milwaukee County.  Unwanted bite case animals held for rabies quarantine observation are subject to a $75.00 service fee.  If the owner wants the animal back at the end of the quarantine period, the normal boarding fees of $15.00 per day per animal are charged as well as a $25.00 quarantine fee.



MADACC provides euthanasia services for unwanted owned animals brought to the shelter and signed over by the owner for euthanasia request.  There is a $100.00 fee per animal for this euthanasia/cremation service.  For an explanation of euthanasia protocols and procedures MADACC follows please click here.