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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.

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HAWS Receives Pathology Report for Frame Park Pit

HAWS, HAWS Waukesha, Humane Animal Welfare Society, Humane society Waukesha

HAWS has received the results of the necropsy on the dog found near Frame Park in late April.

HAWS’ Animal Rescue Team was called to assist when a deceased female Pit Bull was discovered next to the busy railroad tracks adjacent to Waukesha’s Frame Park. Local citizens speculated on social media that the dog had been abused, dying as a result.

According to the pathology report, foul play has been ruled out, as no evidence of bullet or stab wounds or burn trauma were found on the dog. The exact cause of the dog’s injuries is unknown, but they are consistent with those that would be sustained as the result of the dog being hit by a passing train.

The dog was found to be in good nutritional condition, even described as robust.

“We are thankful that community members cared enough to get involved,” noted HAWS Executive Director Lynn Olenik. “Unfortunately, an owner still has not come forward. And the truly tragic part of this situation is the dog most likely died alone, without the comfort of her family.”

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