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
Did you know that HAWS does small animal pedicures twice a month?
Volunteers are available at the HAWS shelter this Saturday, July 16th, from 9:30 - 10:30 am to help with a sometimes daunting task - trimming the nails of your rabbit or guinea pig (or other small and furry creature). The volunteers can also give you pointers on how to do it yourself...if you're up for it!
Typically our volunteer "pedicurists" are available one of the mid-month Saturdays in the morning. Check our website calendar for the exact dates each month, or give us a call at 262-542-8851. The next at-HAWS small animal pedicure date is August 20th.
HAWS' volunteers also set up shop at Pet Supplies Plus on Bluemound Road in Brookfield, once each month, usually the 2nd Wednesday evening, from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. They'll be there tonight, July 13th, and are scheduled for August 10th, September 14th and so on.
There are only 2 things you need to know beforehand:
1. Make sure your little pet friend is in a carrier when you bring him/her for the pedicure. It is for their comfort and safety.
2. This service is FREE! But, donations to HAWS' small animal fund are always appreciated.
By the way - we've started doing Cat Pedicures at HAWS, too! Bring your feline friend(s) to HAWS (in a carrier, of course!) on the second Saturday of each month between 9:30 - 10:30 am for claw trims. We'll even show you tips on how to try this at home! A suggested donation of $7/cat is much appreciated.