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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Its time to "fall" for HAWS! With great events and activities, there’s something for everyone - pets and people alike.
Rock Be Their Voice brings 4 charitable groups together to bring awareness to the link between animal abuse and domestic violence. Join HAWS at the Milwaukee Athletic Club on Saturday, September 13th from 3-11pm. Tickets range from $30-$150, details and music lineup are at RockBeTheirVoice.com.
The inaugural Chewbarka 5K Run-Walk to benefit HAWS is September 13th! Come in your favorite Star Wars costume, run as Han “Solo” or bring your “Chewbarka” along! A $25 registration covers both human and dog participants; starts at 9:00 and 10:30am at Minooka Park. Register at chewbarka5k.com.
HAWS hosts the first-ever Avian Extravaganza on Sunday, September 14th, with practical information for bird owners. Talk to bird experts and learn what everyone should know about pet birds and their care. This free seminar runs from 1-4pm and features the vets of Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital.
Move Your Mutt for HAWS on October 19th at Genesee Lake Road Park! This run/walk features 5K, 10K and 1 mile events, with mutts welcome to join the fun for the 5K and 1 mile routes. Raise $100 in pledges and your registration is free! Great prizes include custom running gear and the Grand Prize of a 2-night stay at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Presented by Silver Circle Sports Events.
Reserve your place now at HAWS’ Creatures of the Night at the Marriott West on Friday, October 24th! The annual Halloween party fundraiser includes a silent auction, balloon raffle, games, great prizes, costume contests, adoptable HAWS’ pets, fantastic food and beverages, music and more! Admission is $50/person, with special VIP Reserved Tables for $1000. Sponsorships are also available! Log on to hawspets.org or call 262-542-8851, x112 for details and reservations.
By the way - HAWS’ September to remember also includes the Annual Membership Meeting (9/15), “Pet”-icures for small animals (9/10 & 20) and cats (9/13 & 23), the monthly Pet First Aid class (9/13) and the GPA-WI greyhound meet’n’greet (9/27). Log on to hawspets.org for times and registration.