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.
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HAWS is pleased to announce two special events this weekend to honor the extraordinary canines who spend their lives in life-saving service to our community.
This Thursday, March 24, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m, HAWS will hold the Honoring Working Dogs ceremony. Guests of honor include Qai, the recently retired K-9 officer for the Village of Elm Grove, and his handler, Officer Gus Moulas, and canine units from the Waukesha County Sheriff and Menomonee Falls Police departments. Also in attendance will be several area search and rescue teams of canines and their handlers.
The festivities continue at Working Dogs Day on Saturday, March 26, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Members of the public will have the opportunity to meet and interact with dogs that work in our community – in law enforcement, search and rescue and service capacities. Handlers will be available to answer questions about the dogs’ lives and their training.
Both events are co-hosted by the Waukesha County Museum and will be held at their facility at 101 W. Main Street in downtown Waukesha, in conjunction with the Memories of World War II exhibit.
By the way - we have another very important community initiative ongoing, our Outdoor Owned Cat Program. This program is designed to assist those in rural parts of our county who have cat colonies or barn cat populations. Our SNIP clinic will spay or neuter those cats for FREE and also give them basic vaccinations and an identifying ear notch. Call our SNIP clinic for info and requirements at 262-542-8851, x109.
By the way, part 2 - please join us for HAWS "4/4 Honoring 4 Paws Blood Drive." We're celebrating the giving nature of our pets by paying it forward, with a HUMAN blood drive with the Blood Center of Wisconsin. Make your appointment online at www.bcw.edu/HAWS, and come to HAWS on 4/4! You never know when you'll save a life...how about Monday, 4/4?!