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Man’s Best Friend: Rising Star Hozier Enjoys Company Of And Supports MADACC Animals

As a musician, being on the road must get lonely. Until you are a big enough star to afford those gigantic buses, and even with them, you often have to leave behind not only family and friends, but pets as well. 

Hozier, a rising star in the music industry with his Grammy-nominated song Take Me To Church, was in town for a concert at The Riverside Theater last night. It turns out he is an animal lover who, along with his band and crew, miss their own pets. They requested from the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC) that they bring by shelter pets for them to share love with before the show and afterwards rewarded MADACC with a donation. MADACC is Milwaukee’s animal control center that rescues and assures safe, temporary shelter, veterinary and humane care for nearly 13,000 stray, unwanted, abandoned, mistreated and injured animals each year. 

According to MADACC volunteer and Friends’ grouppresident Laura Nigbur, volunteers spent all Saturday afternoon and evening at The Riverside with pups from MADACC. They were requested by Hozier, the band members, and crew since they all miss their pups back home and wanted to get a little love time before the show. MADACC took 5 dogs before the show and then went back with Linus who is the little pittie girl pictured with Hozier above. They donated $500 in dog food and then after having little girl Linus in their dressing rooms for 3 hours, and falling in love, the band took up a collection and made a donation to Friends of MADACC. Riverside. But it gets even better. Hozier also signed a shirt and poster for MADACC to auction off as one of the many items at their 2015 Soiree for Strays. 

 I had already been becoming a big fan of Hozier from his music and what I knew of him from various stories, but this combination of animal love and supporting the local animal welfare agency that I support as well makes me respect him as a man and I am happy to call Hozier himself a ‘Friend’ of MADACC and an honorary 'Greater Milwaukee Man’. If you like other stories about men helping dogs, and vice versa, check out my ongoing column Man’s Best Friend. 

A big THANK YOU to everyone who donated to Shelter From The Storm for Mary Christmas’ surgery! We were able to raise over $400 and the extra funds will go toward the next MADACC animal in need. We will update you on how Mary’s surgery went so you can follow her story. We are so grateful for everyone’ help! Mary would give you a big sloppy kiss if she could! Merry Christmas everyone!

Pascal still missing

My kitty, Pascal, went missing over a week ago. I have been worried sick about him, and I find myself checking the MADACC website (Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission) to see if he’s been found.

This morning I was tooling around on their website and found that one of their volunteer opportunities is “Cat Socializer.” I am like, super good at that guys! I am seriously the best. Put me in a room full of cats and I’m just super social.

It’s important to recognize the silver lining. Maybe I will start volunteering to socialize cats.

Hozier se diverte com cãezinhos e apoia Instituição de proteção aos animais

Hozier se diverte com cãezinhos e apoia Instituição de proteção aos animais

Em Milwaukee – Wisconsin, no último sábado, a Instituição MADACC (do inglês Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission – Comissão de Controle de Animais Domésticos da Área de Milwaukee) levou alguns cãezinhos para visitarem Hozier e sua banda nos bastidores; lá eles brincaram com os animais e fizeram doações apoiando a causa animal, confira:

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“This is Linus from MADACC who will be transferred to Wisconsin Humane Society tomorrow to get ready to find her new family! It was an honor for us and we are grateful to Hozier and Pabst / Riverside / Turner Hall for having MADACC dogs there to bring a bit of home to the touring band and their crew.” - Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Comission (MADACC) on Facebook

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