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A Boo-tiful Month for the Animals

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HAWS, the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, gets in the spirit of the month with activities and events for pets and their people.

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Week 3 is reviewed by Fred Astaire Dance Studio Owner

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 Week 3 of Dancing with the Stars is here and the celebrities are establishing some form. This weeks theme was Hollywood which of couse people think of when they think of Fred Astaire. 

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Only 10 Days Until "Haunted HAWS!"

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Haunted HAWS, the fall-fundraiser and Halloween bash to benefit the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, is only 10 days away: now is the time to get into the “spirit” and Eat, Drink and Be Scary for HAWS!

You know you want to "BEE" there!Admission is $50 per person; tickets are limited and going quickly. Purchase yours at the Waukesha shelter at 701 Northview Road, online at or by calling 262-542-8851, x112.

On Friday, October 18, 2013 the Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee, will be transformed into a ghostly graveyard and haunted mansion from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. The party includes dinner and dessert buffets, silent auction and more:

  • Show your Spirit: come in costume and win great prizes!
  • Trick or Treat with the great balloon raffle.
  • No Scaredy Cats at the meet’n’greet with HAWS adoptable pets: watch them in the Pet Parade complete with Halloween costumes!
  • Let the Ghoul times roll with music by DJ Majic.
  • Learn all about the great things going on at HAWS at the Spooktacular staff booths.

Sponsorships and VIP reserved tables are available; contact Jessica at HAWS at 262-542-8851, x112.

By the way  - HAWS' annual Guinea Pig Primer is coming! Join fellow pig fans on October 27th from noon - 4pm. Learn all about these great little pets, swap stories and pictures - even bring your little pig buddies along for games and contests. FREE - children (and pigs) must be accompanied by an adult.

Week 4 Reviewed, ths competition is hotting up!

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 Week FOUR of Dancing with the Stars is reviewed by Tim Brooks owner of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Menomonee Falls.

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Faith Music Festival October 20th

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 Greetings fans of faith based music and great music. The Fox River Church in Pewaukee is putting on itheir first Faith Based Music Festival on October 20th

Faith Bands and Choirs from South Eastern Wisconsin will perform from 11am until 4pm

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Week 5 has a big shock!!

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 Week 5 of Dancing with the Stars had a surprise elimination, read on for more details…

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A Cat-tastic Adoption Special

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We have an abundance of cats available at HAWS - and our Trick or Treat Cat Adoption Special is a sweet deal you won't want to miss!

Meet Raven, Cosmo, Luke, Autumn and Fluffy!

Autumn is a shorthaired "torbie" cat.These 5 cats are just a handful of the great felines waiting at HAWS for their new adoptive homes. We have all ages, colors and sizes...if you've ever thought about adding a cat to your family, NOW is definitely the time.


Even better, you can take advantage of our Trick or Treat Cat Adoption Special!


Raven is a domestic shorthaired cat.First, come to HAWS and find your new best cat buddy, aged 4 months and up.  Then, pick a piece of candy from our Treat basket.  The number on the wrapper is your adoption fee – anywhere from $30 all the way down to $1!

We've even got special deals for pairs of cats and kittens – so if you just have to have 2 of these cat-tastic pets, you’re in luck, too.  Trust us, black cats at HAWS are the bearers of GOOD fortune!

Learn all about HAWS' adoptable friends at our Pet Showcase at  Or, better yet, stop by in person - HAWS is open 7 days a week at 701 Northview Road, Waukesha.

See you at the Shelter!

By the way – from our Haunted HAWS to our Guinea Pig Primer, from the Holiday Bazaar to Holiday Pet Photos, we’ve got lots of great goings-on for pets and their people.  We hope you’ll join in the fun - all in support of the “HAWS cause.”


Is your child or grandchild developing on time?

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Every year, more than one million children with unidentified disabilities enter school with issues that put them behind their peers. Easter Seals makes it easy to find out if your child is at risk. In the first few years of a child’s life, parents eagerly await each milestone.

The first smile.
The first step.
The first time she says, “Mama.”

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Halloween fun for dogs!

Bring your furry ghouls and four-legged ghosts to WHS for a night of Halloween fun on Thursday, October 24 at the WHS Milwaukee Campus or Saturday, October 26 at our WHS Ozaukee Campus. A costume contest, bone dig, tricks for treats and more fun await! This event is for dogs and their humans.

Halfway through the season and finding out who will life the Mirror Ball Trophy

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 We are officially half way through this season and following on from last weeks shock eviction everyone is stepping up their game.

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Teen Center Halloween Dance This Friday

Attention 6 – 8th graders!  Come to the Teen Center this Friday for our Halloween Dance.  DJ Dylan will provide a mix of your favorite music. There will be fun, food, prizes and more!  All students in costume will receive a free concession coupon.  The Dance will take place from 6:30 – 9:45 PM and is $2.00 for Menomonee Falls students and residents, and $3.00 for non-residents.  If you have not attended the Teen Center this school year, an annual membership fee of $5 and registration form is required.   A registration form is available at the CE & Rec Office or online at the Teen Center page of  A registration form may also be completed at the Teen Center with a parent or guardian present.

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.

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Community Blood Drive - Donate on November 4th!

Menomonee Falls Community Education & Recreation in partnership with the Blood Center of Wisconsin is hosting a Community Blood Drive Monday, November 4 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. in rooms 102A & 102B of the Community Center.  The Blood Center of Wisconsin needs donors to help with this worthy cause.  Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.  Schedule an appointment online at, or call (262) 255-8460.

The Blood Center of Wisconsin is the sole supplier of blood, blood products, research and diagnostic laboratory testing for 54 hospitals in our SE Wisconsin 28 counties.  The 4 Waukesha County hospitals alone use over 20,000 components annually to meet the needs of our friends and loved ones.   

When considering whether to donate blood or not, ask yourself the following question..."In the event my loved one/friend needs a life-saving transfusion, would I not expect a safe & adequate blood supply to be there for him or her?"  One in every five people each of us knows will need a blood transfusion in our lifetime!  Help us help them on November 4.  Schedule an appointment today!   

Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

A November to remember starts of festively at HAWS!

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HAWS  gives you a great way to start working on your Christmas shopping list! 

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