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The Fur (& Feather!) Flyer

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

SPARK-ing Responsibility and Empathy

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Go ahead and's for the animals!

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Our Rizzo Isn't so Tough...

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Sometimes a gal is just looking for love. At HAWS, we have one girl in particular who's search continues.

Rizzo is a 9-year-old Cattle Dog Mix.Rizzo is a Cattle Dog mix, about 9 years old. She likes to be active and be the boss...but she's really not a tough chick. What she really wants is to live the good life! Maybe she'll find that with you?

Adopters interested in Rizzo will meet with one of HAWS' trainers to get tips on making her transition into your home a smooth one. Because, after all, being together is the word! (We'll stay away from 'grease' - it's not great for the skin....)

Learn all about HAWS' adoptable friends here. Or, better yet, stop by in person - HAWS is open 7 days a week at 701 Northview Road, Waukesha. Call our Adoption Counselors at 262-542-8851 to learn all about our pets and how to adopt, or log onto for the latest news, activities and adoptable pets at our shelter!

Viewing/Adopting hours are Monday through Friday, 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; and Sunday, Noon - 4:00 p.m.

HAWS' Partners for Humanity campaign ad was created by Zizzo Group!By the way - HAVE YOU VOTED? Log on EVERY DAY to vote for HAWS in the Partners for Humanity Campaign online contest, now through November 14th! Help HAWS win dollars to help the animals at our shelter and all throughout our community.

A November to remember starts of festively at HAWS!

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Adopt Eight Lucky Paws from HAWS

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In honor of our upcoming “TTouch for Little Critters” class at HAWS on November 3rd, we present a pair of adoptable little critters!

Meet Tulip and Petunia, a sweet and gentle pair of bonded Dutch Rabbit sisters. They love to be petted, and can be found snuggled together and grooming each other often. They will make you smile!

Did you know house rabbits can live to be 8-10 years old? If you’re ready to give a rabbit a forever loving home, please come in and ask to visit with one – or two – of our many adoptable rabbits or other “little critters”! You may just fall in love!

(Don’t forget - free with all rabbit adoptions is the “House Rabbit Handbook: How to Live with an Urban Rabbit.”)

By the way - we have several upcoming events geared towards small animal pets and their people:

THIS Sunday, October 27th we present the Guinea Pig Primer, a fun afternoon all about our little best friends! Meet other guinea pig families, share stories and photos, learn from guest speakers Dr. Denise Follett, DVM and Susan Scheck, MS.

Then, on Sunday, November 3rd, come to TTouch for Little Critters. Learn how to use specific gentle touches to help release tension in stressful situations for your rabbit, guinea pig or other small pet. Build confidence and a long-lasting bond through touch. Class fee is $15 (children under 16 only $7, but they must attend with an adult) and the materials fee is $5. Pre-registration is required.

Log on to for details and registration.

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