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
HAWS reminds everyone that the 31st Annual Pet Walk is coming up this Saturday, May 3rd! The event to benefit the Waukesha shelter is from 9am - 2pm at Sussex Village Park, with a fundraising goal of $40,000 to help purchase a new Animal Rescue Van.
Along with the Walk, the day features something for everyone – pets and their people – including:
9:00 Blessing of the Animals
9:15 Award presentation: Youth Community Kindness Award
9:30 – 9:45 Doggy Olympics begins with the High Jump event
10:30 – 11:00 Treibball demonstration
11:00 – 11:15 Parade of HAWS adoptable pets
Noon – 12:30 Bobbing for hot dogs
12:30 – 1:00 Musical Dog Mats (musical chairs for dogs)
1:00 – 1:30 Doggy Olympics: Tunnel Time and Triathlon (Sit/Rollover/Stay)
HAWS staff and local animal experts will also present “Snippets” – 15 minute talks featuring important info and question/answer sessions – including:
9:30 – 9:45 Why harnesses are a good choice for your dog’s comfort
9:45 – 10:00 Dog Park Etiquette
11:00 – 11:15 Featured breed, German Shepherds and the German Shepherd Dog Club
11:30 – 11:45 Animal careers – Vet Assistant, Vet Technician
11:45 – noon Upcoming Pet Blood Drives for the Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center
Noon – 12:15 Dog Bite Prevention
Pet microchips and nail trims will be available for a small donation. Shop the vendors, enjoy lunch and enter to win great prizes!
Registration forms, Walk details and online fundraising page links are available at hawspets.org. HAWS’ annual Pet Walk is sponsored and presented by the Friends of HAWS; 100% of donations collected for the Walk are given directly to HAWS for animal care, programs and life-saving services.