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.
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Get those rodents running at HAWS May 19th at the Rodent Rally!
Come to our shelter at 701 Northview Road, Waukesha, this Sunday for a one-of-a-kind event for anyone who has a rodent of any kind - including rats, mice, hamsters and gerbils! (Altho you should leave your rodent friend at home where they will be more comfortable.)
Special Rodent Rally guest speaker Nicole Waliszewski, DVM, of Brook-Falls Vet Hospital & Exotic Care will take the podium at 12:30pm to discuss common health concerns and treatments. Your questions are encouraged – and we know you have them. Also covered will be proper small pet housing and the all-important complete little pet diet.
Admission to HAWS' Rodent Rally is FREE, but donations to HAWS' Small Animal Fund are greatly appreciated.
While you’re here, stop by and say hello to our Roborovski Dwarf Hamsters currently available for adoption! The girls are Itsy, Bitsy, Teenie and Tiny, and the boys are Isaac and Newton. Since they love being together they should be adopted either as groups or in pairs. Robo Hamsters are very active and always on the move – they enjoy hanging out together and scampering around non-stop exploring the fun stuff in their habitats! They are very difficult to hold probably wouldn’t do well with children, but they do not typically bite and are quite friendly.
By the way – have you gotten the kids signed up for Kids ‘N Critters Summer Day Camp yet?!