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
This time of year, HAWS' Mobile Adoption Center gets to visit restaurants!
During cooler weather these visits aren't so fun. Because of health codes we sit outside the food venues with the pets, talking to the customers as they rush in and out. Our adoptable dogs really get bummed watching all that food rushing by, too...
Warmer weather brings out the urge to dine al fresco, and along with that comes the ability to TAIL-gate (get it ? "tail"-gate?!) and 2 local eateries are hosting us this week:
Today, Tuesday, June 7th, from 4-7pm, join us at Culver's of Sussex - Hwy. 164 just north of Main St./VV/Silver Spring. Print out the coupon from our Mobile Adoptions page (or pick one up at the front desk at HAWS) and we receive 10% of the sale. Let's face it, it is a great day for COOL CUSTARD...
Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 8th, we'll be at Taco John's on Grand Ave. in Waukesha starting at 4pm. TJ's is actually doing several HAWS-aimed promos this month, including Taco Tuesday NEXT week. So feed that craving for Mexican (also on the brain in this weather - it kinda feels like Mexico, doesn't it?) and stop in anytime in June. If you see a blue dog on the counter, feed him, too...
So, c'mon out and join us in support of the HAWS cause - it is too hot to cook, anyway!
By the way - With the heat coming early this year, HAWS has some reminders:
Never leave pets unattended in your parked car. The temperature inside a car, even with windows open slightly, can quickly reach deadly levels. In sunlight temps can rise more than 30 degrees per minute. Anytime your pet is outside, make sure he or she has protection from heat and sun (a dog house does not provide relief from heat) and plenty of fresh, cool water. Heat stroke can be fatal for pets as well as people. Exercise your pets in the early morning or evening hours. Watch for hot asphalt which can burn sensitive pet paws. Contact your vet if you're concerned about your pet's health, and contact HAWS if you need help with temporary pet housing!