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Always-on-the-Go August

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HAWS gives new meaning to the phrase “always on the go” with a busy and fun August.

The 4th Annual HAWS Pet Fair in Menomonee Falls is Saturday, August 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Rotary Park (Fond du Lac Ave. west of Lilly Rd.). This FREE, pets-welcome event features all things for the pet and pet lover, from demonstrations to information to shopping to adoptable pets to food, fun and prizes. Donate an item from HAWS’ Wish List and receive a free 5”x7” pet portrait at the photo booth. 

On Saturday, August 27,Ride for Rover will rumble through the area for a second straight year. Starting at Hal’s Harley-Davidson at 10:00 a.m. and ending with a picnic at HAWS from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., the Ride is open not just to motorcycle riders but to anyone who would like to support HAWS and co-host Friends of M.A.D.A.C.C./B.A.D. Information and registration is available on the event website, Details are also available at The participant fees of $20/driver and $10/additional rider include the official Ride for Rover II t-shirt. Prizes at the picnic include a flat screen TV and tabs at local favorite bars.

HAWS’ Mobile Adoption Center visits Tazino’s in Menomonee Falls for a dine-out fundraiser (8/1 - TONITE!  4-8pm!) and Petlicious Dog Bakery & Pet Spa (8/6) for good eats and good times! HAWS adoptable pets will cheer on the Junkyard Dogs Football Team (8/6 & 8/13) and party at Muskegofest (8/28). Purchase WI K9 Sport Show (8/27-28) tickets at HAWS…and $1 of the ticket price is donated to the shelter!  All Mobile visits – including the regular monthly stops at area Petco stores – are detailed on the Mobile page of

Rounding out the HAWS’ month are the Friends of HAWS planning meeting (8/10), Small Pet Pedicures (8/10 at Pet Supplies Plus & 8/20 at HAWS) and Cat Pedicures (8/13), the First Aid for Pets seminar (8/20) and GPA-WI Greyhound meet’n’greet (8/27).  Read more on the Upcoming Events calendar page of

By the way - Save the date! HAWS’ annual fall fundraiser is fast approaching. This year Fashion for Paws for HAWS is on Friday, October 14, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. The cocktails and appetizers event features a runway show with styles from local shoppes Boutique B’Lou, Faye’s, Georgie, M.E.Lou and Next Door. Check the event webpage on for more details as they become available. Tickets on sale September 1.

Note to WIAA: It's time to move the state summer baseball tourney

Though the much put-upon WIAA state summer baseball season has and always will be a minority to its much larger and much more influential spring brethren, it will remain a viable entity for the near-future.

Here's the good news.

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Eat at Pop's! (Tanzania Scholarship Fundraiser)

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  • Where: Pop's Frozen Custard, N87w16459 Appleton Ave, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
  • Date: August 8, 2011
  • Time: 11:00am–9:30pm  (All Day)

Mouthwatering meals and fabulous frozen custard! 

To Both Recall Candidates...

To both recall candidates and your monitary supporters as well:
You disgust me.

On this election eve, I do not know who will win.  And, reluctantly, it is my duty  to vote for one of you.

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Not Getting Enough Fair? Come to HAWS' Pet Fair!

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HAWS proudly presents the 4th Annual Pet Fair in Menomonee Falls on Saturday, August 20th.

This FREE event for pets and their people (pets should be on leashes or in carriers for safety and comfort, of course!) features a day of fun and information.

HAWS Mobile Adoption Center will be on hand with pets up for adoption from HAWS.  Microchipping and pet I.D. tags will also be available for purchase.  Donate an item from HAWS' Wish List and receive a FREE 5x7 print of your pet from the Nancy G. Photography booth!

Local vendors will have many pet products to purchase and services to learn about.  You can watch a obedience training demonstration and take the Paws Pledge for Cleaner Water.

Of course, there will be food and beverages for both 2-legged and 4-legged Fair-goers.  Enter to win one of the great raffle prizes, donated by our Fair sponsors and vendor booth operators.

Join us for a FAIR-LY GREAT DAY!!

By the way - be sure to sign up TODAY for the Ride for Rover II on Saturday, August 27th!  Both riders and non-riders are welcome to join in the fun.  Read all about it at the Ride website or at!


25% off all adoptions!

Save These Faces
Sponsored by WISN TV, 96.5 WKLH and ClearChannel Outdoor

For every single adoption from the Wisconsin Humane Society, supporter Stan Kass will donate $100 back to the organization, up to $100,000! We hope to reach the goal of finding homes for 1,000 homeless animals in 6-7 weeks and we've added a special incentive:
All adoptions at the Milwaukee and Ozaukee Campuses will be 25% off until we reach 1,000 adoptions!

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It's the Most Wonderful time of the Year

As summer races by it is stopping this week at my favorite time of the year.  This Saturday is the 25th annual Great Taste of the Midwest beer festival in Madison.  If you are a fan of beer this event should be on your bucket list. Breweries from all over the midwest put on a great sampling and festival.  I am really looking forward to some of the Bourbon barrel aged beers that will be available.  The weather looks to be outstanding and not nearly the high heat of the last 2 years.  My good friend, The Professor, is having this as a send off before he departs for a oversees teaching opportunity for 5 months.

The 2nd weekend will be Irish Fest at the lakefront in Milwaukee.  Relatives will be up for the event and my family takes its Irish fest very seriously.  From the rope pulls to the Red Hot Chilli Pippers, fun is to be had for all.  In the comment section please list your 2 favorite summer events and with my next blog I will list them with my recap from Great Taste.

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Getting "Revved-Up" for Ride for Rover II!

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HAWS is proud to present the second annual Ride for Rover motorcycle run, next Saturday, August 27.  Riders and non-riders alike are welcome to join in this family-friendly, all-ages event in support of area homeless animals.

Beginning at 10 a.m. at Hal’s Harley-Davidson, New Berlin, Ride for Rover participants will rumble throughout Waukesha and Milwaukee Counties with a mid-ride stop at Ride co-beneficiary Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control (MADACC).  The ride culminates with a picnic at HAWS from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., featuring great food and drink, raffle prizes, adoptable pet meet’n’greets and music by Cold Brew.

Notes HAWS Executive Director Lynn Olenik, “Ride for Rover is open not just to motorcycle riders but to anyone who would like to support HAWS and co-host Friends of M.A.D.A.C.C.”  Olenik continues, “The Ride and picnic will be a great time, and we love to partner with fellow members of the animal welfare community – especially to celebrate companion animals and all they mean to us!”

Complete Ride information and registration are available at and at  The participant fees of $20/driver and $10/each additional rider include the official Ride for Rover II t-shirt.  The many prizes at the picnic include a flat screen TV and bar tabs and gift certificates to local favorite restaurants and establishments.

Sponsors for the 2011 Ride for Rover are Hal’s Harley-Davidson, Schlossman’s Subaru City, Air Quality Controllers, DBN Enterprizes, DGX Studio and the Milwaukee Small Breed Dog Group. Riders will collect stamps at these Ride Stops to be eligible for a rider’s-only drawing: Hal’s, Styl’n Companions Pet Spa, Bark n’ Scratch Outpost, MADACC, Subaru City, Friends of Nature – Genesee Depot, Central Bark Lake Country and Petlicious Dog Bakery & Pet Spa.

By the way -  before you rev up:  Don’t forget the 4th Annual HAWS Pet Fair in Menomonee Falls is this Saturday, August 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Rotary Park (Fond du Lac Ave. west of Lilly Rd.). This FREE, pets-welcome event features all things for the pet and pet lover, from demonstrations to information to shopping to adoptable pets to food, fun and prizes. Donate an item from HAWS’ Wish List and receive a free 5”x7” pet portrait at the photo booth.  Rain or shine...we'll see YOU there!

Ride for Rover is for Everyone!

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In case you hadn't noticed, HAWS' Ride for Rover II is coming up this Saturday, August 27th...

EVERYONE is welcome!

And we do mean everyone - this is a family friendly, all-ages event.  Your pup is also welcome!  (Make sure your pet is on a leash and comfortable with noises and crowds.)

Don't have a motorcycle?  Cars and passengers are welcome!  Don't have time for the Ride but still want to join in the fun?  Come to the post-ride picnic at HAWS from 1:00 - 5:00pm.  We'll have great food - tailgate style,  lots of adoptable pets to meet'n'greet, prizes to win and music from local rock band Cold Brew.

Register today at or at  C'mon out and have a great time in support of our best pet friends.

We'll see you Saturday!

By the way - have you saved the date for our annual fall fundraiser?  Mark October 14th on your calendar, and be sure to join us for Fashion for Paws...for HAWS!

Submit your photo to the 2012 Calendar Contest!

Entries are now being accepted for the Wisconsin Humane Society's 2012 Calendar Contest!

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Where to rent DVDs and Games in Menomonee Falls?

Here is a corporate story about an unlikely David slaying a Goliath: Blockbuster vs. Moviemanns Video and Games.

Huzzah for the independent business man when his company outlasts a Fortune 500 powerhouse 6 blocks from his store.

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College Students Often Targeted by Scammers

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Summer is officially winding down, and the site of swimming suits and convertibles will soon be replaced with backpacks and big yellow school buses. You have your “to-do” list practically complete, but students – especially college students – aren't fully prepared until they’ve been warned about these scams that specifically target them. From a scammer’s point of view, a young person away from their parents for the first time and eager to be independent is an easy target.

The Roommate/Rental Scheme
Beware: Searching for a roommate using classified or Craig’s List ads.

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A Great Way to End a Great Summer!

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"Summer" comes to an end this Labor Day weekend...even tho we'll still have great weather (we hope) for awhile to come!  At any rate, HAWS Mobile Adoption Center is sending off summer in style.

This Saturday, September 3rd, the Mobile staff and volunteers will be holding a Brat Fry outside of the beautiful Pick'n'Save at the Shoppes of Fox River.  Ya gotta eat, right?  So, c'mon out to Sunset Ave. in Waukesha and tailgate for the happy tails at HAWS!

While you're feasting, wander across the parking lot and meet a few of the "beasts" - that are really not at all beastly - that are up for adoption at HAWS.  In the Mobile unit's tradition of "Bringing Happy Tails to YOU" we'll have a selection of cat/dog/small animal representatives from our shelter hangin' out at Petco-Waukesha.  Make it a Labor (Day) of Love and pick out a new family member.

Stop by - say hi - drop off a donation for HAWS - tell us about your best pet friend!

We'll see YOU between 11am & 2pm at:
1220 W. Sunset Drive, for the brat fry
1240 W. Sunset Driver, for the adoptable pets!

By the way - our website,, is THE place to go for pictures of adoptable pets, a calendar of the latest and greatest special events and all kinds of resources for pet owners.  Get involved in the "HAWS cause" - Adopt, Learn, Give!

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