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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At HAWS we have a super-busy and fun October planned – highlighted by special fall-themed events and activities.
We “kicked off” the month at Goff House Gallery, 723 Clinton St., Waukesha at the October 1st Art Crawl. Local artist Thomas Paul Moran did portrait photography of dogs and their owners, with proceeds donated to the shelter. We're hoping to team up with Thomas again this fall/winter - keep your eyes and ears cocked for more info!
October could be coined the "Month of LIttle Best Friends," with not one but two FREE HAWS’ events this month featuring adoptable small animals. The “Gerbil Jamboree & Hamster Hoe Down” on Sunday, October 2nd highlighted the many small animals available for adoption at HAWS (still going on is an adoption special - take home a little best friend and get a gift!). Sunday, October 16th marks our annual Guinea Pig Primer – a day of all things for owners and those wanting to know more about cavies as pets. Join us from noon – 4:00 p.m.
HAWS’ 2011 fall fundraiser, Fashion for Paws for HAWS, is Friday, October 14, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Silver Spring Country Club. This cocktails and appetizers event features a runway show with fashions from local shoppes including Boutique B’Lou, Faye’s, Georgie…consignment for her, and Next Door. Check the event webpage on hawspets.org for details: Reserve your spot next to the catwalk today for only $75/guest!
HAWS’ Mobile Adoption Center continues the busy season with 2 special football games! The team will be at Arrowhead High School the evening of October 7th for the big game against Waukesha West High School, and then will enjoy the honor of being the Carroll University Homecoming Parade Grand Marshalls on Saturday, October 8th at 1:00 p.m. The following weekend, October 15th - 16th, HAWS and Petco – Waukesha “Team Up” for a community pet adoption event. Many local breed groups and pet vendors will join in the fun at the Shoppes of Fox River on Sunset Drive in Waukesha. Saturday, October 22nd, come to Petco – Greenfield for Wisconsin Pet Care’s “Stuff the Subaru” – help fill a car from HAWS’ business partner, Subaru City, with pet food and supplies for the animals at the shelter. All Mobile visits are detailed at hawspets.org – just click on Upcoming Events!
You can always read all about the latest “HAWS happenings” at hawspets.org. Support the HAWS cause this October!
By the way: Currently we are running a young-cat adoption special - adopt two of our cats or kittens with a STAR on their info card and the entire adoption fee is only $60!! Twice as nice for a very sweet price!