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
Leading up to the holidays, HAWS has all sorts of events, fundraisers and neat goings-on to help the pets of our shelter. We invite you to join us as we "share the gift of creating a humane society"!
This Saturday is the Friends of HAWS annual Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale. Get a jump on your holiday shopping with gifts for both the pet and the pet fan - all in support of the animals at HAWS! There will be handmade crafts and homemade baked goodies for sale as well as other pet-themed items and HAWS' ever-popular Paw gear. (Possibly there's a HAWS hoodie sweatshirt in your future?!) The Bazaar begins at 9am and runs until 4pm. Stop by early for the best selection...and stay for a light lunch, too!
Love getting your pet in holiday apparel and getting a pet photo for your holiday cards? HAWS has several opportunities for you to do just that, with proceeds going to the shelter.
- This Saturday from 10am - 3pm HAWS' Mobile Adoption Center will be at End of the Leash in Pewaukee (115 W. Wisconsin Ave.) for a holiday event - make a donation from HAWS' Wish List and receive a photo of your pet from Studio 360 of Pewaukee. (Be sure to call Dave at the studio for your appointment, 262-227-3354.)
- ALL next weekend the Friends of HAWS will be holding their annual Holiday Pet Photos event at our shelter, with photos taken by the great talents at Unlimited Vision Photography Club. (Remember to call HAWS to schedule your sitting, 262-542-8851!!)
Need your fast-food fix? Taco Johns of Waukesha will be announcing their annual Nachos Navidad fundraiser with billboards posted on November 12...which is the day they will start selling $1 ornaments to benefit HAWS! Then, starting December 1, 25 cents from every Nachos Navidad sold through December 31 will be donated to HAWS. In past year's this fundraiser has brought in THOUSANDS of dollars to our shelter, and what a delicious way it is to support the HAWS cause!
By the way - Ttouch for Little Critters is this Sunday, November 4, at HAWS. Treat your rabbit, guinea pig, or other small critter to the calming effects of Tellington TTouch. You'll learn how to use specific gentle touches to help release tension in stressful situations such as veterinary visits and grooming. You'll also help your newly adopted companion become comfortable in your home, as you build a lasting bond through touch. The class fee is $15.00, children under 16 only $7.00 (must attend with parent). Materials are $5.00/student and registration is required. Call HAWS for more information: 262-542-8851.