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, the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, welcomes fall with learning and fun for pets and their people.
Dr. Patricia McConnell helps dogs and humans speak the same language in “Lost in Translation?” at HAWS on September 25th at 6:30p.m. Become fluent in all things canine during this discussion of how dogs use sight, sounds, smell and touch to communicate. At $40 per attendee, this evening will be a sellout! Register today at hawspets.org.
HAWS’ fall classes for 4-legged kids include Life Skills for Puppies, Basic Manners, Loose Leash Walking, Scent Work, Confident Canine, Dog Play – even Kitty College! Sessions fill quickly; enroll in one of HAWS’ many training classes by calling 262-542-8851, x114 or log on to hawspets.org.
HAWS’ Mobile Adoption Center “brings happy tails to you” with special visits to Starbucks Muskego (9/5), North Prairie Harvest Fest (9/15), Walgreen’s Muskego (9/21) and Woodman’s Waukesha (9/22). Regular monthly visits to the Petco stores in Waukesha, Delafield and Germantown; PetSmart locations in Brookfield and Pewaukee; Hooves ‘n’ Paws, Oconomowoc and Pet Supplies ‘N More, Muskego round out the calendar. For details and info on bringing happy tails to your business click hawspets.org.
Additional highlights on HAWS’ September Calendar include:
· Common K-9 Behavior Problems – a FREE seminar on the basics of good dog behavior (9/16)
· Volunteer Orientations (9/4 and 9/15, pre-registration required); the Friends of HAWS meet 9/11
· “Pet”-icures – small animals (9/11 at Pet Supplies Plus, 9/21 at HAWS); cats (9/14, 9/24 HAWS)
· Pet First Aid (9/21) – call 262-879-0165 for details/registration
· GPA-WI greyhound meet’n’greet (9/28) – in HAWS’ lobby
Join us in support of the HAWS cause this September!
By the way - It's time to eat, drink and be scary! Tickets are now available for Haunted HAWS – the Halloween costume party/annual fundraiser set for October 18th from 5:30-9:30pm. Let the ‘ghoul’ times roll with a silent auction, dinner/dessert buffets, raffles, music by DJ Majic, the adoptable pets Costume Parade and more. Admission is $50/person; sponsorships and reserved tables are still available – call 262.542.8851, x112.
HAWS open admissions policy means many different types of pets come to HAWS as a safe haven!
Boo is a busy little white mouse who is always on the move. His disc running wheel, which he loves and is running on in the 2nd picture, will even come home with him!
Mice need a large space to live in with lots of fun stuff to climb on and out and in. They are fairly independent and can entertain themselves for extended periods of time, but a happy, well-adjusted mouse, like Boo, is one who receives daily handling and interaction. Most mice live about 1½ to 3 years -small animals (and especially mice) have a much shorter life expectancy than dogs and cats, but they still require a commitment.
Owning mice is not as expensive as owning a cat or dog, but that doesn't mean you won't spend money. The initial investment in supplies is likely to cost close to $100, and will include a 10- or 15-gallon aquarium with a fitted cover ($25 - $40) and life’s basics plus some fun extras. Don’t forget bedding material, a water bottle and ceramic food dish, high-quality mouse chow, hiding house, solid-surface exercise wheel, toys and treats. You'll probably spend several hundred dollars per year on bedding and food, both of which average about a bag per month depending on your number of mice.
Open your home to a lonely little homeless mouse or cat or dog or rabbit! C’mon in and visit Boo and his buddies – you might find just the right match.
By the way – back to school means back to HAWS! From dog training to kitty college to first aid and more - the learning starts at hawspets.org.