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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

A Boo-tiful Month for the Animals

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HAWS, the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, gets in the spirit of the month with activities and events for pets and their people.

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Only 10 Days Until "Haunted HAWS!"

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Haunted HAWS, the fall-fundraiser and Halloween bash to benefit the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, is only 10 days away: now is the time to get into the “spirit” and Eat, Drink and Be Scary for HAWS!

You know you want to "BEE" there!Admission is $50 per person; tickets are limited and going quickly. Purchase yours at the Waukesha shelter at 701 Northview Road, online at or by calling 262-542-8851, x112.

On Friday, October 18, 2013 the Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee, will be transformed into a ghostly graveyard and haunted mansion from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. The party includes dinner and dessert buffets, silent auction and more:

  • Show your Spirit: come in costume and win great prizes!
  • Trick or Treat with the great balloon raffle.
  • No Scaredy Cats at the meet’n’greet with HAWS adoptable pets: watch them in the Pet Parade complete with Halloween costumes!
  • Let the Ghoul times roll with music by DJ Majic.
  • Learn all about the great things going on at HAWS at the Spooktacular staff booths.

Sponsorships and VIP reserved tables are available; contact Jessica at HAWS at 262-542-8851, x112.

By the way  - HAWS' annual Guinea Pig Primer is coming! Join fellow pig fans on October 27th from noon - 4pm. Learn all about these great little pets, swap stories and pictures - even bring your little pig buddies along for games and contests. FREE - children (and pigs) must be accompanied by an adult.

A Cat-tastic Adoption Special

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We have an abundance of cats available at HAWS - and our Trick or Treat Cat Adoption Special is a sweet deal you won't want to miss!

Meet Raven, Cosmo, Luke, Autumn and Fluffy!

Autumn is a shorthaired "torbie" cat.These 5 cats are just a handful of the great felines waiting at HAWS for their new adoptive homes. We have all ages, colors and sizes...if you've ever thought about adding a cat to your family, NOW is definitely the time.


Even better, you can take advantage of our Trick or Treat Cat Adoption Special!


Raven is a domestic shorthaired cat.First, come to HAWS and find your new best cat buddy, aged 4 months and up.  Then, pick a piece of candy from our Treat basket.  The number on the wrapper is your adoption fee – anywhere from $30 all the way down to $1!

We've even got special deals for pairs of cats and kittens – so if you just have to have 2 of these cat-tastic pets, you’re in luck, too.  Trust us, black cats at HAWS are the bearers of GOOD fortune!

Learn all about HAWS' adoptable friends at our Pet Showcase at  Or, better yet, stop by in person - HAWS is open 7 days a week at 701 Northview Road, Waukesha.

See you at the Shelter!

By the way – from our Haunted HAWS to our Guinea Pig Primer, from the Holiday Bazaar to Holiday Pet Photos, we’ve got lots of great goings-on for pets and their people.  We hope you’ll join in the fun - all in support of the “HAWS cause.”


Adopt Eight Lucky Paws from HAWS

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In honor of our upcoming “TTouch for Little Critters” class at HAWS on November 3rd, we present a pair of adoptable little critters!

Meet Tulip and Petunia, a sweet and gentle pair of bonded Dutch Rabbit sisters. They love to be petted, and can be found snuggled together and grooming each other often. They will make you smile!

Did you know house rabbits can live to be 8-10 years old? If you’re ready to give a rabbit a forever loving home, please come in and ask to visit with one – or two – of our many adoptable rabbits or other “little critters”! You may just fall in love!

(Don’t forget - free with all rabbit adoptions is the “House Rabbit Handbook: How to Live with an Urban Rabbit.”)

By the way - we have several upcoming events geared towards small animal pets and their people:

THIS Sunday, October 27th we present the Guinea Pig Primer, a fun afternoon all about our little best friends! Meet other guinea pig families, share stories and photos, learn from guest speakers Dr. Denise Follett, DVM and Susan Scheck, MS.

Then, on Sunday, November 3rd, come to TTouch for Little Critters. Learn how to use specific gentle touches to help release tension in stressful situations for your rabbit, guinea pig or other small pet. Build confidence and a long-lasting bond through touch. Class fee is $15 (children under 16 only $7, but they must attend with an adult) and the materials fee is $5. Pre-registration is required.

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A November to remember starts of festively at HAWS!

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HAWS  gives you a great way to start working on your Christmas shopping list! 

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