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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World Spay Day is Tuesday, February 28 - one month from today. HAWS is getting involved in a big way!
We are asking YOU to help us save countless lives through our spay-neuter program (SNIP) efforts. We KNOW spay-neuter works - we've seen an almost 20% reduction in the number of stray kittens/cats coming into our shelter since 2005. A few more years of concentrated efforts - in particular with outdoor/barn cats - and we'll be close to seeing and end to pet overpopulation!
How can YOU get involved?
A donation as little as $30 can neuter a cat, $75 can spay a dog. Amounts above that can help us provide spay/neuter procedures to those in need, including our own shelter pets, local rescue groups, low income households, those with outdoor/barn cat groups and more. Any and every donation can make a difference, so click on over to our SNIP webpage and donate today!
Buy a T-shirt
HAWS is selling limited edition World Spay Day 2012 t-shirts. Your purchase of one of these t's not only supports our spay-neuter efforts, it also proclaims loudly to all who see your shirt the importance of spaying and neutering our companion animals. They're a beautiful blue and only $15..while they last!
Enter the Pet Photo Contest
HSUS, the parent organization of World Spay Day, is holding an online pet photo contest - when you enter your pet you can select HAWS as your charity of choice, and then all the votes your pet receives in the contest mean a donation to HAWS! You can win some amazing prizes, too...so show off your best friend and help the HAWS cause at the same time.
By the way - in association with World Spay Day, HAWS is providing free spay-neuter surgeries to target groups - those with cats, kittens, Pitbulls and Pit mixes. Do you need spay-neuter assistance foryour pets or outdoor/barn cat populations? Contact HAWS' SNIP clinic for information on available programs at 262-542-8851, x109.