Tuesday, July 2, 2013

happy fourth!

we'll be open from 9am to 2pm on thursday, july 4th for your holiday shopping convenience.

drop by on your way to the bbq and don't forget the thundershirt.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

isthmus "madison's favorites" - voting time

hey hey! the isthmus is once again tapping the public for their local favorites (hint hint) and we want you to vote!

all you need is a working email address and time to fill in answers to at least 20 categories.

all votes must be in by midnight on sunday, june 30th.  winners will be revealed in the august annual manual.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

free love - maddie's pet adoption day june 1

who wants kittehs?!

the maddie's fund pet adoption days are almost here!  this saturday, June 1st, madcat west will be decked out in cats, kittens, and more cats with extended adoption fair hours from 10:00am to 6:00pm

with assistance from maddie's fund, dane county friends of ferals will be suspending all adoption fees so you can save money, help a rescue and save a life all at once.

thinking about adopting? fill out an online adoption application and get pre-approved before the event.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

goin' fishin' - closing early on memorial day

we're taking off early on monday, may 27, to enjoy the day with friends and family.

all stores will be open from 9:00am to 3:00pm for your holiday needs.

have a great weekend, madtown!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

let's go to the park!

the old adage reads "a tired dog is a good dog."

nothing tires 'em out more than a trip to the dog park where socializing, running, sniffing and horseplay are not only allowed but encouraged. consider it a "recess" for your dog; remember how pumped you were to get outside and play?

we sell dog park permits because we believe in the power of play. pick one up and enjoy being a kid again.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

they say it's yer birthday!

it’s a birthday celebration ya’ll!  morty and nikki are turning 11 years old on april 20th 

they want to share the wealth with you.  stop by any of the three madcat locations and receive 20% off all catnip and catnip toys on 4/20! 

cats love to party. why not spice up your earth week with some kitty herb?

come save some green on your greens

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

reduced-fee microchips at DCHS april 21-27

next week is national pet ID week, a time to recognize the importance of tagging and microchipping your pets in order to keep them out of  shelters.

dane county humane society is offering reduced-fee microchipping from april 21 through the 27th. cost is only $15 and the procedure takes no more than a couple of minutes and walk-ins are accepted.

worried it might hurt your kitty? fret not. microchips are the size of a grain of rice and are inserted transdermally with a needle. kitty won't feel a thing.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

new fromm formulas!

ladycats and gentledogs, prepare your pallets.  fromm just came out with some brand-new flavors of grain-free dry food... and we've got 'em!

cats can get a taste of the wild side with two new flavors:  gamebird, featuring a mix of duck, turkey, chicken and quail, and salmon tunachovy, with a tasty blend of salmon, tuna and anchovies.

dogs get one new flavor but it's got chops, literally.  pork and peas is a grain-free, chicken-free formula good for dogs with protein-sensitivities and allergies.  

we've always been happy to stock a high-quality, wisconsin-made food and now you get more to choose from.  shop local, eat local.  see you in the food aisle.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

stella and chewys supports friends of ferals

want to buy good food and support local rescue at the same time? well, you can!

during the month of april the good folks at stella and chewy's will be donating a portion of all stella and chewy sales to our friends at dane country friends of ferals.

so your kitty's freeze-dried dinner can help another kitty get snipped and clipped.  yum - the fresh taste of no kill.

Friday, March 29, 2013

natura recall expanded - california natural, evo, innova

natura pet products has expanded its previous voluntary recall of certain lots of dry food after further products tested positive for salmonella. no salmonella-related illnesses have been reported to date. the salmonella-strain has been traced to one of the production machines in natura's facility.  not all product is affected.

madcat has several natura brands affected by this recall, including:
evo, california natural and innova.  we have pulled all recalled product and encourage you to check your bags  for lot codes.  

you will find lot codes located either on the top or bottom of the front of packaging - they will appear underneath the expiration date.  bring your bag(s) into the store and we will read your code for you.

a complete list of pulled product and codes is below (click "read more").

natura's press release contains a link to a pdf file of all affected product.  we found it handy to use the ctrl+F computer function to search for specific products.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

easter hours

we will be closing all stores at 3pm on sunday, march 31 in observance of annual dress-your-cat-up-like-a-bunny day.

egg-hunts, ham-bakes, however you celebrate, have a happy easter!

we will go back to our regularly scheduled programming monday morning at 9am.

Monday, March 18, 2013

cat walk - friends of ferals benefit - april 13

put on your party pants because it's time to celebrate!  our pals at Friends of Ferals are throwing a party to commemorate the one-year anniversary of 100% guaranteed adoption of all healthy and treatable animals in dane county.  or, in other words, a pretty big deal.

saturday, april 13 at 6:30pm
the lussier heritage center
enjoy live music and good food with madison's coolest cat people.

for tickets and details head over to friends of ferals.  see you there!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

dog park cleanup - new date - April 6

update: the cleanup has been delayed one week due to snow.  new date is saturday, april 6.

gather up your scoop and bucket, it's poo-fightin' time.

the 18th annual volunteer park cleanup will be held on saturday morning march 30th, from 8am to noon, in a number of madison, dane county, sun prairie and middleton parks.

participants can expect fresh air, fecal fun, and a goodie bag provided by a number of local sponsors, including yours truly.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

brush yo teefs!

it's dental health month for pets y'all and madcat is spreading the word with free samples of toothpaste and dental treats at all three locations, while supplies last.

a good dental routine is as important for pets as it is for hoomans, so make sure to ask a madcatter on how to get one started.

and lucy, keep flashin those pearly whites.

Monday, January 28, 2013

dog chew recall

one of our more popular rawhide chews, pigskin porkies, have been voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer due to possible banned antibiotics found in the chinese-sourced chicken.  any porkies can be returned for a full refund.  note: no health problems have been reported.

this latest incident has pushed us to stick to our convictions and drop the product altogether.  bad quality-control and manufacturing practices are all-too-common in chinese production and we, as a company, are getting away from such sources in order to carry more domestically-produced natural chews like Bixbi, True Chews, and Etta Says.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

senorita spot - FIV-positively stunning

 we are excited to introduce our monroe street store's newest foster-cat-in-residence... senorita spot.  she's a kitler with a heart of gold.

she is the first FIV+ cat to be hosted by madcat via friends of ferals. feline immunodeficiency virus is species-specific and can not be transmitted to humans, dogs, rabbits, etc.

spot is 4 years old and has spent years in foster care due to problems with her teeth resulting in their total removal (no dentals! w00t).  she still enjoys eating both wet and dry food and with no chompers there is very reduced risk of FIV transmission to other cats. in fact spot has lived with other cats while in foster care and would to go to a home with brothers and sisters to play with.

interested?  the adoption fee is $20 and applications are available in-store or online.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

2012 adoptions - a fuzzy review

we restarted our in-store cage adoption program in july, partnering with dane county friends of ferals to place adoptable cats in our westside and monroe street stores.

as you can see from the furry faces above, it was a total success with 16 cats being adopted out in five months: dax, deedee, folgers, autumn, isaac, jedi, chica, cali, pomona, minerva, sybil, tufster, mulan, vlad, larry and madonna.

we hope to continue this progress throughout 2013 and keep marching towards a better madison for all cats.