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
This coming Saturday is "Nosh & Mush" day at HAWS: We're hosting an event for Waukesha Janboree called "Cool Your Paws at HAWS!"
“HAWS is thrilled to join Waukesha Janboree in 2012!” says HAWS Executive Director Lynn Olenik. “We are proud to invite pets and their people to ‘Cool Your Paws at HAWS’ on Saturday, January 21 from 11:00am to 3:00pm.” HAWS is located at 701 Northview Road, Waukesha.
Activities will include a Shelter Scavenger Hunt for kids and pet games like Hotdog Bobbing and the Peanut Butter Lick-Off. Guests can enjoy treats for the whole family (check out the doggie treat bake sale), view adoptable pets, meet HAWS’ mascot Lucky and enter the raffles to win a flat screen TV or pet-themed goody baskets. Pets joining in the fun should be secured in a carrier or on a leash for safety.
Highlighting “Cool Your Paws at HAWS” are 2 very special events. First, at 11:30am, learn “K9 Cuisine with Dr. Claudeen” – a pet cooking class/demonstration. Make Lab Lasagna or a Poodle Parfait for your best friend, and take home the leftovers! Pre-registration is requested, so please call 262-542-8851 or log onto hawspets.org for details. Participants are asked to donate $5 each to defray the cost of food.
Then, from noon until approximately 2:30pm, Olenik and her sled dog team will be giving Dog Sled Rides! Weather permitting, rides will be given at 10-minute intervals, and guests can begin signing up at HAWS’ front counter at 11:30am. Rides will be on a 1st come/1st served basis, with a fee of $5 per run. All proceeds benefit HAWS’ animal care and adoption programs.
“Come out to HAWS and celebrate the fun of the season with your best friends – pets and people,” invites Olenik. “We’d love to see you at the shelter!”
By the way - Ooom-Pa Paws, the polka party for HAWS is fast approaching! Join the Friends of HAWS for this fun-draiser at Saxe's of Genesee on Saturday, January 28th from 7pm-midnight. Advance admission is $20/person, at the door it is $30. Enjoy live music from Carol & the Keynotes, snack on chili and cookies, bid on great live and silent auction items (Brewers front row tickets! An Admirals game suite!). Purchase raffle tickets now thru the event to win an autographed Packers' football ($10 ticket, 3 for $25). Prost!