Featured Dog: ZaZa
Zippy ZaZa has a zest for life!
Milwaukee Pets Alive ONLINE Pampered Chef Fundraiser! April 1-22nd
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Featured Cat: Beckham
Beckham is a sweet bundle of energy just waiting for his forever home!
Cat and Kitten Foster Homes Needed!!!
We’re a little scared – kitten season is upon us and we don’t have enough foster homes! We need YOU to save the lives of these precious babies in our Milwaukee community!!!
The number of lives Milwaukee Pets Alive can save is directly correlated to the number of foster homes we have. The more people we have that will open their hearts and homes to these pets in need, the more we can save – it’s that simple!
And don’t forget about the adult cats – they need fosters to save their lives too!
During the warmer months, many organizations focus on little kittens to rescue, while adult cats are overlooked (adult cats are considered 1 year of age and older – there are many young 1 year old cats coming into animal control during the influx of kittens, too!)
MPA rescues animals ONLY from MADACC (Milwaukee Animal Control). MPA focuses on those animals there that may be passed over by other groups, with no other option for live outcomes, truly defining “life-saving”.
Be a part of it! Click on the “get involved” tab at the top of this page, then click on “become a foster” to find our foster application. Print it out, fill it in, then return by one of the means indicated on the top of the application (the application is not fillable – it must be printed out to be completed).
Don’t delay – beautiful feline lives are waiting for you to save them! We can’t wait to hear from you - Meow!
Help Beckham Find His Forever Home!
Handsome Beckham is STILL looking for his forever home. Unbelievable – we know! Not only is Beckham affectionate and playful, he also likes dogs!
Because Beckham enjoys the company of his canine foster siblings so much, and because we know so many people look to adopt a cat that will do well with dogs (see photo of him here snuggling and snoozing with one of his favorite pooches) we’d love to see him go to a forever home with a cat-friendly dog or dogs for companionship.
In his spare time, this confident kitty likes to play with his toys, and would like a family of his own that will play with him with all his favorites!
Make your home of furry friends complete with Beckham! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you think you might be a match!
Tina Turner Needs Your Support!!!
Thank you to all who have been following the journey of our Tina Turner, our first rescue bunny from MADACC. And a special thank you to all those who have donated to her care. After removal and biopsy of one of several tumors Tina has, she was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma. Upon diagnosis at our regular vet, we sought assessment and plan of care from a veterinarian specializing in the care of small animals. There, they discussed that removal of the many tumors she had was not a cure for her condition, and the likelihood of return was high (which has already proven to be true with regrowth of the tumor that was removed for biopsy). Complicating matters is the great stress Tina experiences at each vet visit and exam (where, right before leaving each visit she begins to bleed from her vulva). As such, the veterinary team advised us that the best course of action for Tina, with her best interest in mind, is to provide hospice care for her. The tumors she has are not painful and should not cause her problems, but her very experienced foster will monitor her closely for any changes in overall well being.
As with any pet we rescue, we promise them a better life than what they had before. Even though Tina is our first hospice pet, that promise for her is no different. While we cannot be 100% certain, we believe Tina was used for breeding. Under-socialized, breeding may have been the sole purpose of her entire existence in her former life. But now, Tina lives indoors (as all our animals do, and all animals should) and has toys to play with (that she likes to rearrange if foster mom does not put them in the right spot) and tons of hay that she LOVES. Tina also gets lots of out-of-cage time to romp and hop around (something she likely never experienced before).
While the rescue of this adorable little bunny (our first, no less) and her subsequent diagnosis has come with its share of tears, with any hardship, there always emerges a hero. Tina’s foster, following the discovery of her tumors, taking her to her vet appointments, and being approached with the proposal of her being a hospice foster, did not flinch, saying ABSOLUTELY without hesitation to caring for Tina for however long she is with us. It is amazing people like Tina’s foster that allow us to see a better day for Milwaukee’s pets. A day where every last one is given the opportunity to be loved.
Milwaukee Pets Alive feels honored to be able to provide love and care for Tina that she deserves and will do the same for any other animal that finds their way to us, no matter the need.
In true MPA fashion, we want to show Tina what it is like to be an MPA pet and SPOIL HER ROTTEN!!! It is our wish for our little Tina Turner (only 3 1/2 pounds) to surround her with her favorite things and show her all the love we in the Milwaukee community have to give her.
We have put together a wishlist for Tina and hope you might consider picking up an item or 2 for the little grey bunny with the crazy hair. All donations can be dropped off during our Sunday adoption event at the Petsmart in Greenfield from 11-3 every Sunday, or at Central Bark Northside, M-F during their normal business hours. Tina Turner will think you are SIMPLY THE BEST. Thump! Thank you!
Monetary donations also much-needed and appreciated. Please visit our donate page to give a monetary donation for Tina’s veterinary care.
-Aspen-based wood pellets (available at most pet supply stores)
-Apple branches (Tina LOVES these) made by Superpet, available at Pet Supplies Plus and Fleet Farm
-Timothy hay cubes (Tina prefers the cubes over the loose)
-Rabbit toys (Tina especially likes rattle toys)
-Oxbow or Kaytee brand fiesta pellet mix