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 announces our 3rd annual “Extreme Makeover: HAWS Edition” pet grooming competition to benefit the shelter.
Featuring HAWS’ adoptable dogs as models, the event is this Sunday, March 17th from noon - 4:00 p.m. at HAWS’ shelter at 701 Northview Road, Waukesha. Admission is free for spectators and includes raffle prizes, a bake sale for both humans and pets, and a bow sale.
This unique showcase features 12 talented groomers who will transform HAWS’ adoptables into stars. Groomers begin with a blank canvas – the dogs have only been given a bath and nail trims – and must complete any grooming work within 2 hours.
Judging this year’s Makeover is Scott Wasserman, PDS (Petcare Dermatech specialist), MPS (Master Pet stylist) Meritus. A winner of the Best Pet Stylist in Show at the U.S. Pet Pro Classic twice and the coveted Intergroom International Groomer of the Year award, Scott is also a Certifier and Consultant for the International Society of Canine Cosmetologists, one of the toughest and most in-depth pet styling certification organizations in the world.
Event sponsors are all Wisconsin-based companies and include Andis, Charlee Bear, Soft Lines, Ultra Lift, Stella & Chewy's, Clever Dog Toys, JK Lee Black Belt Academy, Front Porch Pets, Groomers Co-op, Piranha Promotions, and WeatherTight.
By the way – have you heard about HAWS’ “Sing to Save Lives” Contest?
By the way, part 2 – Our 30th Anniversary Pet Walkathon is May 4th…time to get your Team together…start raising donations online today!
At HAWS we are celebrating a major milestone. Our Pet Walkathon is in its 30th Year!
On the first Saturday of May – this year it’s May 4th – hundreds of pet lovers ‘high-tail-it’ to Sussex Village Park for a day-long festival for pets and their people, in support of HAWS, the animals we care for and the programs/services we provide to the community.
This year’s theme is “Give Pets a Home Field Advantage.” To us that means making sure adoptable pets find forever loving homes, and that our community and neighbors all have the tools they need for successful owner-pet relationship.
So, what does your Walkathon donation do for HAWS? Your donation helps "Load the Bases" for HAWS, because:
• $10 can provide vaccinations and heartworm or feline leukemia testing for an adoptable pet
• $25 ensures on-call assistance from our Animal Rescue Team for lost pets
• $50 can spay or neuter a pet
• $100 helps feed an entire shelter ward!
Imagine what $250, $500, or more can do…
Now, in the spirit of Spring Training culminating in Opening Day next Monday, we think everyone should form a HAWS Walkathon Team, to walk and fundraise as a group. You will have the opportunity to promote your business or group, support your fave local shelter and receive fun goodies like the official 2013 Walk T-shirt, personalized team I.D., special raffle drawings, recognition on hawspets.org and in our Tattle Tails print newsletter and more.
The best part? All money collected for HAWS’ annual Pet Walkathon goes directly to the animals and HAWS’ programs…AND donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE!
So register your team today in the Canine, Feline or Small Critter Division of HAWS’ Baseball League. Get an assist with your fundraising by creating an online personalized fundraising webpage, and hit a home run for the pets of our community!
By the way – our $10K matching grant challenge is going strong! Help save lives by supporting our Behavior Department and their work to rehabilitate dogs! Only 5 more weeks to give…