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
Build-A-Bear Workshop and the Petfinder Foundation have awarded HAWS, the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, with a Youth Humane Education Grant valued at more than $10,000!
Here is your chance to take your pet out for a timed race for FREE! Choose the 5K and bring Fido along or consider running the 10K without Fido. Not up to running? Choose the one mile walk. All proceeds go to support the Humane Animal Welfare Society.
This Sunday, September 13th is HAWS' Avian Extravaganza!
We are proud to announce our facility expansion to ensure the ability to continue to meet the growing needs of both the shelter and the Waukesha County community area.
HAWS’ has already raised $750,000 of the $1.2 million total needed for the project. HAWS hopes to quickly secure the remaining $450,000 in donations, to begin construction in Spring 2016.