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
Twice each month at HAWS we host the team from Emergency Medical Services and their First Aid for Pets class. The first class for 2012 is coming up this Saturday, at HAWS, at 1:00 p.m. The class lasts about 3 hours and is a great resource for any pet owner.
Topics covered in the hands-on class include how to control bleeding, correct actions to take for poison ingestion, performing pet CPR, alleviating choking, treating burns, handling seizures and much more. A complete 126-page first aid manual is available.
EMS handles registration: Contact them at 262-879-0165 for more details, too.
Can't make it this Saturday? Check our Upcoming Events calendar on our website for all the 2012 class dates. The alternative class this month is January 28th.
By the way - HAWS sells First Aid kits for pets also at our shelter! We've partnered with Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center/Emergency Vet Service here in Waukesha to make these kits available. Each kit contains all the basic care essentials and costs $15. They are available in the merchandise section of our lobby. Purchase one for home and the car to always be ready to help your pet!