A Soiree for Strays

Friends of MADACC hope to raise $15,000 for Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission at tonight’s swing dance shindig.

Tonight, Hot Water Wherehouse at 818 S. Water St. will be alive with the sounds of howling jazz horns and adoptable dogs.

Back for its sophomore year, Friends of MADACC will again put on Soiree for Strays, a benefit for Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC). The evening will be filled with live and silent auctions, drinks, hors d’oeuvres, music, and of course, adoptable dogs. This year’s theme is 1940’s swing, and there’s “a good likelihood” the dogs will be dolled-up dapper, too.

“All of the profit goes directly towards the animals – spays, neuters, vaccinations, food and shelter,” says Rachel Sawicki, marketing co-chair at Friends of MADACC. “Without these funds, we can’t do what we do.” Last year’s soiree raised $10,000 for MADACC. And this year, the group hopes to bring in $15,000 to give back to the cause.

MADACC took in more than 11,000 homeless dogs and cats last year, and the organization is always looking for donations, including the following: food and treats, bedding, kitty litter, blankets, toys, collars and leashes. For more information on the event, and the upcoming May fundraiser, Walk Run Wag, see here.

“Tonight will be a great time, we’re excited to raise money, have some fun and hopefully adopt out some dogs,” says Sawicki.



Aimee has a degree in journalism from Oklahoma State University and joined Milwaukee Magazine as an editorial assistant and event manager in the frosty month of January, 2014.