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
Here at HAWS we educate our adopters about the importance of using flea and tick repellants and heartworm preventatives for their pets. Mosquitos spread Heartworm, ticks bring Lyme disease, flea infestations affect not only your pet but your entire house.
More and more it is being recommended that pet owners continue to use these flea/tick/heartworm medications throughout the entire year, to ensure your pet's protection from these pests and often fatal diseases they carry. And, more and more it is recommended to take these precautions for both dogs AND cats.
We've had a dry summer, but we've still had spells of hot, humid, wet weather - fertile time for mosquitos. All it takes is one mosquito bite to infect your dog with heartworm. And it isn't unheard of for a rouge mosquito to be buzzing around in April or October.
So, don't risk it! You keep your pets safe throughout the year - every way possible! Contact your veterinarian and ask them about flea, tick and heartworm meds ASAP.
By the way - on Saturday, August 22nd we're co-sponsors of the 2nd Annual Menomonee Falls Pet Fair! This day-log event for pets and their people features pet demos, vendors, prizes, merchandise, food and so much more. And, this year, donate a bag of pet food to HAWS and you'll receive a FREE 5x7 portrait of your pet. We'll see you there - stop by and say hello to our Mobile Adoptions staff, and see who we brought along...!