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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The 5th annual HAWS’ Pet Fair “merges” with the 3rd annual Ride for Rover to create one fantastic time for HAWS this August.
A FREE, pets-welcome event, the Pet Fair in Menomonee Falls runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on August 18th at Rotary Park (Fond du Lac Ave. west of Lilly Rd.). Featuring all things for the pet and pet lover, from helpful information and demonstrations by vendors to adoptable pets, food, fun and prizes…come early and stay all day!
Joining the action on August 18th this year, the Ride for Rover motorcycle rally will rumble through the area for a third straight year. The Ride starts at Hal’s Harley-Davidson at 9:00 a.m. and ends at the Pet Fair with a party featuring music by Daisy Chain! This ride is open not just to motorcycle enthusiasts but to anyone who would like to support HAWS, and the Friends of M.A.D.A.C.C.’s B.A.D. program. Register at the event website, www.rideforrover.com, or at www.hawspets.org. Fees of $20/driver and $10/additional rider include the official Ride for Rover t-shirt and a goody bag. Fill out the “Ride Game Board” to win a flat screen TV, a party at Casa del Rio and other local favorites.
Patricia McConnell visits HAWS on August 16th at 6:30 p.m. for a talk on Play, play, PLAY! Purchase one of Dr. McConnell’s books and she will sign it after the talk. Fee is $40, registration is required – call 262-542-8851, x118.
HAWS’ Behavior Departmentpresents a seminar on “Essential Oils” on August 17th at 6:30 p.m. Speaker Susie Bower will discuss the benefits of oils for our pets, and the registration fee of $20 includes a $5 gift certificate to End of the Leash. All levels of dog training classes are offered this month; behavior advice is available both at HAWS and off-site several times each month. Details for all department programs are at www.hawspets.org or 262-542-8851, x114.
HAWS’ Mobile Adoption Center“brings happy tails to you” at stops including “Fill that Infinity” August 4th at The Pet Outpost, Mukwonago’s Night Out on the 7th and New Berlin Woodcraft on the 25th. All the visits – including the regular monthly stops at area Petco stores and Pet Supplies ‘N More – are detailed at www.hawspets.org.
Completing HAWS’ event calendar: Small Pet Pedicures (8/8 at Pet Supplies Plus, 8/18 at HAWS) and Cat Pedicures (8/11), the monthly First Aid for Pets seminar (8/11) and the GPA-WI Greyhound meet’n’greet at HAWS (8/25). Read more on the Upcoming Eventscalendar page of hawspets.org.
By the way - be sure to save the date for HAWS’ very “fashionable” fundraiser, Romp the Runway, on Friday, September 28th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Silver Spring Banquet Center. The cocktails-and-appetizers event features a runway show with styles from local shoppes Boutique B’Lou, Faye’s, Georgie and Next Door. Reserve your spot on the runway today! V.I.P. tables and sponsorships are available – contact Jessica at 262-542-8851, x112 or Jessica@hawspets.org.