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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HAWS is spending the month of December - and the entire holiday season - grateful for our caring and supportive community! So rather than just devoting a Friday, Monday or Tuesday, how about an entire season? Happy "HAWSy Holiday!"
Counting our Blessings…Counting on You: Each year, thousands of animals and people count on HAWS. With the continued support of the community, HAWS has so much to offer:
- As an Open Admissions Shelter, HAWS doesn’t turn an animal away, welcoming animals regardless of their breed, temperament, health or age. No appointments or surrender fees are required.
- As a Full Service Humane Society, HAWS is available for people and their pets for a lifetime, with a Behavior Department and Mod Squad to rehabilitate pets; the Spay-Neuter Initiative Program (SNIP) and Project Guardian to aggressively combat pet overpopulation; a 24-hour on-call Animal Rescue Team; Annie’s Fund for medical care; and Humane Education including day camps, school programs, seminars, training, consultations.
Your donation today will help HAWS Build a Society that’s Humane. Donations save the lives of countless animals and change the lives of people of all ages! Log onto hawspets.org today to learn more.
And now for the rest of the story, er, month...
Winter break blues? Not at HAWS! Register today for HAWS’ Winter Kids ‘N Critters Day Camp. Sessions run December 23-31, for children ages 6 – 14 years. Call 262-542-8851, x118.
Holiday “fun”-draising: HAWS joins the Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals and the Angels for Animals Campaign. Also, throughout December, Waukesha’s Taco John’s restaurant, 317 N. Grand Ave., is running their Nachos Navidad promotion to benefit HAWS: Go ahead and indulge – it’s for the animals!
By the way - HAWS’ Mobile Adoption Center “brings happy tails to you,” providing many opportunities to spread holiday cheer and find homes for homeless pets. See the entire tour schedule, including participation in the winter TICA Cat Show, gift wrapping at Barnes & Noble, “Santa Claws” at PetSmart and more at hawspets.org!