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
At HAWS, we LOVE partnering with other members of our community. This Saturday we've got a great event that everyone can enjoy - while helping raise funds for the HAWS cause!
Good Harvest Market in Waukesha/Pewaukee presents the Ice Cream Social & HAWS Adoptable Pet Meet & Greet on Saturday, July 12th, from noon - 4pm.
- HAWS Mobile Adoption Center will be on hand with dogs, cats and other great small animals that are available for adoption at the shelter.
- Build your own organic sundae for $2! Really, what's better on a hot summer day than ice cream with toppings?!
- All ice cream proceeds AND 5% of the total day’s sales will be donated to HAWS. Bring along your grocery list and shop for HAWS!
Join us as we team with Good Harvest to promote the humane care and treatment of all animals! Come find your new best friend, chat with HAWS volunteers while they bag your groceries, and enjoy a yummy treat!
Good Harvest Market is located at 1850 Meadow Lane, which is 1 block south of I-94 on Hwy T in Waukesha.
By the way - while you're filling out your summer calendar, don't forget the great HAWS' events coming up, like Ride for Rover (8/16), HAWS' Pet Fair in Menomonee Falls (8/16), and Puppy Parties every Sunday!
If you love cats, every month is Cat Month. At HAWS, we're especially cognizant of June being Adopt-A-Cat Month. And we have some great cats for your consideration!
Every year as the weather warms here in Wisconsin, we anticipate the arrival of "Kitten Season" at HAWS. While kittens are adorable and fun, we worry how their appearance on the scene can diminish the appeal of adult cats to those who come in to our shelter looking to adopt.
June is Adopt-A-Cat Month. Currently at HAWS we have more than 40 adult cats, ages 1 year to 12 years, waiting for new forever homes. Some of them have been waiting since early this year, while others arrived as recently as today. All of them are ready to go home whenever the right match arrives...so what are you waiting for?
Stuart is an orange and white tabby male, age 2, who has been hangin' at HAWS since February. Clyde and Donny, a bonded pair of 2 year olds, have been HAWS residents since April. Jane has also been wtih us since April - at 12 years young she's one of our oldest residents but she is very young at heart! We even have 2 Shadows - one is 8 years young and one is only 3 - both of whom would like to bask in the sun at your home.
Stop by our shelter today to meet your new best friend...and adopt 4 awesome cat paws from HAWS!
By the way - along with our Kitten Shower event on June 28th, we'll be giving away special gifts to those who adopt adult cats! Join us!