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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The family pet is just that – family. They are such an integral part of our lives that often we don’t know what we’d do without them. Here at HAWS we daily celebrate pets and their people, the bond forged between us, and the importance of pets to our community.
Children who have pets in their lives learn greater responsibility and compassion for living things all around them. Seniors with pets are shown to have lower blood pressure, decreased stress levels, and are more physically active and engaged in daily life. And, single adults know that pets are a great way to meet people!
In their honor we present the Top 10 Reasons the Family Pet is TRULY "Family."
10. In these cost-cutting times, walking the dog is cheaper than a gym membership.
Here at HAWS we educate our adopters about the importance of using flea and tick repellants and heartworm preventatives for their pets. Mosquitos spread Heartworm, ticks bring Lyme disease, flea infestations affect not only your pet but your entire house.
More and more it is being recommended that pet owners continue to use these flea/tick/heartworm medications throughout the entire year, to ensure your pet's protection from these pests and often fatal diseases they carry. And, more and more it is recommended to take these precautions for both dogs AND cats.
We've had a dry summer, but we've still had spells of hot, humid, wet weather - fertile time for mosquitos. All it takes is one mosquito bite to infect your dog with heartworm. And it isn't unheard of for a rouge mosquito to be buzzing around in April or October.
So, don't risk it! You keep your pets safe throughout the year - every way possible! Contact your veterinarian and ask them about flea, tick and heartworm meds ASAP.
By the way - on Saturday, August 22nd we're co-sponsors of the 2nd Annual Menomonee Falls Pet Fair! This day-log event for pets and their people features pet demos, vendors, prizes, merchandise, food and so much more. And, this year, donate a bag of pet food to HAWS and you'll receive a FREE 5x7 portrait of your pet. We'll see you there - stop by and say hello to our Mobile Adoptions staff, and see who we brought along...!
This coming Saturday, August 22nd, is the 2nd Annual Menomonee Falls Pet Fair - co-sponsored by the Village of Menomonee Falls and HAWS.
Our Mobile Adoptions Center will be at Rotary Park - on Fond du Lac Ave. west of Lilly Rd. - from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., rain or shine. This event is FREE - and well-behaved, leashed or kenneled pets are welcome!
Included on the list of events and happenings for the day are:
- Pet products and services brought to you by local vendors
- Obedience training, wild animal and police K-9 unit demos
- I.D. tags and microchipping for your companion pets
- Food, beverages, raffle prizes
Also this year, anyone who donates a bag of pet food to HAWS at the event will receive a FREE photographic session and 5"x7" print of their pet, provided by Nancy G. Photography.
Be sure to join us for this fun-filled event for pets and their people!
By the way - if you haven't been by the shelter lately, you really should c'mon over and take a look! Our facility expansion is moving right along, and the changes are amazing!! We're all looking forward to the new and improved facilities for our best pet friends!!