MADACC Administrative staff provides
courteous, professional assistance to citizens of
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
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
DOG AND CAT REDEMPTION
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.
of a current Milwaukee County dog or cat license
is required or must be purchased at MADACC.
picture identification such as a valid Wisconsin
driver's license must be shown at the time you
claim your lost pet.
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
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
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
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