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
HAWS is seeking nominations for our second annual Diana Boettcher Youth Community Kindness Award. This award is in memory of Diana Boettcher, a longtime resident of Lac La Belle who cared equally for the animals and people in her neighborhood throughout her life.
The Diana Boettcher Award seeks to honor a single young individual who exemplifies kindness to animals in their community. This kindness may take action through volunteering, promoting awareness or other acts of humane animal treatment.
The honoree will be selected by a panel of HAWS’ employees and friends. Selection will be based on the nominee’s commitment to animal welfare through public service and community life.
Nominees must be 18 years or younger. Family, friends, community members and teachers are allowed to nominate deserving youth; in addition, students may also nominate themselves. If chosen, the recipient must be available to accept the award at the Friends of HAWS’ 29th Annual Pet Walkathon on May 5, 2012 at Sussex Village Park.
Applications must include the nominee’s name, birth date, school and an essay (not to exceed 500 words) explaining their commitment to animals in their community.
All applications must be received at HAWS by April 9th and can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to HAWS, Attn: Kaitlin Daugherty, PO Box 834, Waukesha, WI 53187-0834.
By the way - have you set up your personal, online fundraising webpage for the HAWS Walkathon yet? Let your fingers do the fundraising...its easy, fun and a great way to get involved in support of the HAWS Cause!