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Milwaukee Pets Alive

P.O. Box 370137
Milwaukee, WI 53237

Our Mission

Milwaukee Pets Alive is a No Kill, 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to ending the killing of homeless pets in Milwaukee through comprehensive programs and resources benefiting and serving the companion animals of Milwaukee first.

Our top priority is that all healthy, treatable and rehabilitatable animals at Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control (MADACC) achieve live outcomes.

So as not to duplicate the work of other local organizations and agencies, our focus is entirely on those healthy, treatable and rehabilitatable animals at MADACC that have been passed over by other groups, are about to be killed, or have no other options for life. They may be shy, scared, injured, aged, differently-abled, need extra resources, or just have been at that facility for too long for whatever reason. All deserve to be loved and cherished. Their lives are important.

We are 100% Milwaukee pets! We rescue ONLY from Milwaukee animal control. Our vision is for Milwaukee County to be recognized as one of the safest communities for companion animals in the United States.

Adoption Policy

All of Milwaukee Pets Alive's rescued animals live in foster homes as beloved members of a family as they await adoption into their forever homes.

We do not have a physical shelter location.

We are able to share these comprehensive bios for each of our animals with you because we know our animals well from them living in foster homes! Our animals never stop being members of the MPA family - there are too many people here that love and care for them. When our animals get adopted, their adoptive family becomes a part of the MPA family. We stay in touch, share photos and updates - our adoptive families know we are all very attached to the animals who have come through our program and we want to hear about the animals we shared our hearts and homes with (if you want to adopt and never be heard from again, Milwaukee Pets Alive is not the right organization for you). We want to get to know the people who are inquiring to be considered as part of our family as adoptive parents as you will be a vital part of this organization! When you inquire about one of our animals, please tell us about yourself, why you are looking to add a companion to your family, and what drew you to one of our beloved family members, etc. We don't take one sentence inquiries very seriously.

Milwaukee Pets Alive is like no other rescue in the SE WI area (maybe in the state...maybe in the U.S....maybe in the world!). We are working for the day that animals are seen as equals with humans (they are so amazing - its strange to us that to many, they still are not) and seek individuals who share the same philosophy to join our family as adopters! Please read about the work we do, how we got started and how we chose the model of rescue we did, and our core values on our website at and you can see more personal stories about our animals and the people that love them on our facebook page, Milwaukee Pets Alive.

After doing so, if you are interested in our organization and the work we do, and one of our companions, please email

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