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 has planned a full month of activities and events this June that will help pets and their people start off summer on the right foot…and paw!
Just in time for a season of storms and celebrations, HAWS presents a free seminar titled “The Big Bang!” on Friday, June 24 at the shelter (701 Northview Rd., Waukesha), from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Join HAWS’ behaviorist Dr. Claudeen McAuliffe for an informative talk about helping dogs cope with thunderstorms and fireworks.
During the seminar Dr. Claudeeen will also discuss the Thundershirt™ and its use. (This product’s gentle, constant pressure has been proven to have a dramatic calming effect for most dogs that are anxious, fearful or over-excited.) Already helping tens of thousands of dogs around the world, and recommended by thousands of veterinarians and dog trainers, the Thundershirt™ is now on sale at HAWS for only $36.00 plus tax (proceeds from the sale of these shirts supports HAWS’ animal care and behavior programs). Call HAWS at 262-542-8851 and ask for the Behavior Department for more information.
HAWS’ Mobile Adoption Center visits in June run the gamut from “Dine out for HAWS” events (Culver’s in Sussex on 6/7 from 4-7pm and Taco John’s of Waukesha on 6/14) to a weekend in West Allis (Weathertite on 6/4 and West Allis a la Carte on 6/5) to all about cats (WI-IL Cat Fanciers Silver Jubilee Cat Show on 6/11-12 at the Waukesha Expo Center) and dogs (Junkyard Dogs Football at Kettle Moraine High in Wales 6/11 & 18). HAWS’ adoptables will also be on hand 6/18 at Garden Mart, Mukwonago for "Pups & Petals" day and on 6/24 for First Weber-Lake Country’s second-annual “Take Your Dog to Work Day!” All Mobile visits – including the regular monthly stops at area Petco stores – are detailed on our Mobile page of hawspets.org.
HAWS’ event schedule is complete with Small Pet Pedicures (6/8 at Pet Supplies Plus & 6/18 at HAWS) and Cat Pedicures (6/11), the monthly First Aid for Pets seminar (6/18) and GPA-WI Greyhound meet’n’greet (6/25). Read all about it on the Upcoming Events calendar page of hawspets.org.
By the way - June kicks off months of summer fun. If you bring your pet along on vacation, be sure to call ahead to make sure it is welcome wherever you go! Take vaccination records and your vet’s phone number – and don’t forget ample supplies of any medications your pet may need. Always have an I.D. tag on your pet, or better yet, have a microchip implanted. I.D. tags and microchips are available for purchase at HAWS, 7 days a week, for a nominal fee.