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 is proud to present the second annual Ride for Rover motorcycle run, next Saturday, August 27. Riders and non-riders alike are welcome to join in this family-friendly, all-ages event in support of area homeless animals.
Beginning at 10 a.m. at Hal’s Harley-Davidson, New Berlin, Ride for Rover participants will rumble throughout Waukesha and Milwaukee Counties with a mid-ride stop at Ride co-beneficiary Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control (MADACC). The ride culminates with a picnic at HAWS from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., featuring great food and drink, raffle prizes, adoptable pet meet’n’greets and music by Cold Brew.
Notes HAWS Executive Director Lynn Olenik, “Ride for Rover is open not just to motorcycle riders but to anyone who would like to support HAWS and co-host Friends of M.A.D.A.C.C.” Olenik continues, “The Ride and picnic will be a great time, and we love to partner with fellow members of the animal welfare community – especially to celebrate companion animals and all they mean to us!”
Complete Ride information and registration are available at www.rideforrover.com and at www.hawspets.org. The participant fees of $20/driver and $10/each additional rider include the official Ride for Rover II t-shirt. The many prizes at the picnic include a flat screen TV and bar tabs and gift certificates to local favorite restaurants and establishments.
Sponsors for the 2011 Ride for Rover are Hal’s Harley-Davidson, Schlossman’s Subaru City, Air Quality Controllers, DBN Enterprizes, DGX Studio and the Milwaukee Small Breed Dog Group. Riders will collect stamps at these Ride Stops to be eligible for a rider’s-only drawing: Hal’s, Styl’n Companions Pet Spa, Bark n’ Scratch Outpost, MADACC, Subaru City, Friends of Nature – Genesee Depot, Central Bark Lake Country and Petlicious Dog Bakery & Pet Spa.
By the way - before you rev up: Don’t forget the 4th Annual HAWS Pet Fair in Menomonee Falls is this Saturday, August 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Rotary Park (Fond du Lac Ave. west of Lilly Rd.). This FREE, pets-welcome event features all things for the pet and pet lover, from demonstrations to information to shopping to adoptable pets to food, fun and prizes. Donate an item from HAWS’ Wish List and receive a free 5”x7” pet portrait at the photo booth. Rain or shine...we'll see YOU there!