Established in 1965, HAWS assists over 6,000 animals and welcomes more than 31,000 human visitors annually. As an "open admissions" shelter we lead the community in animal welfare and assure sanctuary for all animals in need, regardless of age, health or temperament. HAWS is a non-profit, entirely donor-fund organization with an active humane education program, and both wildlife and companion animal rescue services for Waukesha County.
HAWS License #267280-DS
There is a very cute video on YouTube that shows an Australian Cattle Dog who has learned to bow his head and "Say Grace." A good reminder that it is time to tally our blessings and give thanks!
At HAWS, we're thankful for...
...Fuzz Therapy! Where else can you take a break from the stresses of work and cuddle a cat or play with a puppy? (You don't have to be an employee to do that - just stop by someday. Or become a volunteer.)
...Caring Kids: the neat ideas, donations raised and just all-around helpful nature of kids these days is something to behold. We never get tired of them!
...the HAWS "family": this includes staff, volunteers, board members, fans, visitors...anyone who supports the HAWS cause and gives us sustenance, a pat on the back and the reassurance that we're doing good. Waukesha is truly a great community to be a part of!
...Forever Homes: when a long-time resident of HAWS finally goes home, it is bittersweet - we get very attached to these pets, but we're overjoyed to see them land in such great places. (This means you, Hannah, Wendall, Lolly, Cadance, Barnaby, Spoofy, Paco...forever in our hearts!)
...Today: Each day we walk into our "new" shelter and are greeted with hope and love. We have lots to do, so let's get to it!
...Tomorrow: Whatever we don't get done today, we can work at tomorrow. Whatever pet didn't find their home today, we'll try even harder tomorrow. We'll be back to fight the good fight as long as it takes.
From all the paws and claws at HAWS - Have a Great Thankgiving, Everyone!
By the way - if you're looking for a shop-portunity this Black Friday, think Black Cats and Black Labs! Join our Mobile Adoption Center at Petco - Waukesha on Sunset Ave. at 8am and kick of your "howl"-iday season on the right foot, er, paw!