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The Fur (& Feather!) Flyer

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

Paws for Thought

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Would you like a reason to Paws for Thought?  Our e-blasts feature HAWS adoptable pets, breaking news and updates on all things HAWS.

Sign up on our website in the yellow SIGN UP box in the left column and be "in the know" with the HAWS cause!


Paws for Thought
~ May, 2010 ~


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Cocker Casserole - Lab Lasagna - Poodle Parfait!

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HAWS and the Waukesha County Museum, in conjunction with
"The Nature of Dogs" exhibit, proudly present...

Canine Cuisine Night
Wednesday, May 12th
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Waukesha County Museum
101 W. Main St., Waukesha

Can dogs eat people food? Absolutely!
(After all, it's what dog food in bags and cans is made of!)

Learn from Claudeen E. McAuliffe, HAWS' Behavior Department Manager and pet nutritional behaviorist, how to make some healthy and fresh additions to your dog's diet - out of ingredients you probably have right in your kitchen.
Get free samples and take recipes home to try!

Register for this event (download form here). 
Or, call 262-521-2859 ext. 226 to register. 
$5 for adults ($7 at the door), kids 12 and under are free.
While everyone is welcome, this event is tailored towards adults.

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Job Fair for Dogs?

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Do you ever wonder if Fido is living up to his potential?  Or maybe you'd just like to meet some special canines who are a big part of our service industries.  HAWS and the Waukesha County Museum, as part of our partnership for "The Nature of Dogs" special photography exhibit, proudly present...

Working Dogs Day - a day of fun and learning for pets and their people!

Saturday, May 22nd
11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Waukesha County Museum
101 W. Main St., Waukesha

Bring your best pet friend and meet K-9 police, canine search and rescue teams, therapy dogs, animal rescue professionals, assistance dogs, Waukesha County Humane Officers and more!

Pet Portrait Contest sponsored by Nancy G. Photography
For a donation of either $10 or a 10 lb. bag of kitten food, museum visitors receive a free photo session for their pet and a 5"x7" portrait. Prizes will be awarded for the best portraits.

View The Nature of Dogs exhibit and interact with dogs that help in our community every day.  Then take home your own photographic art from the Pet Portrait sessions!

By the way - museum visitors are also encouraged to bring their paid admission tickets to HAWS to be entered in The Nature of Dogs Raffle Contest.  The drawing for fabulous prizes - like pet gift baskets and certificates, Nature of Dogs merchandise and HAWS gear - will be held on June 13, 2010.

Drinks & Dogs - Enjoy a "Yappy" Hour this Thursday!

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Presenting another special event from the HAWS and Waukesha County Museum partnership and "The Nature of Dogs" special photography exhibit...

Join us for  “Cock-Tails Happy Hour” on Thursday, May 27 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. - at the Museum at 101 W. Main St., Waukesha. Pets and their people are both welcome!

Our featured speaker will be animal behaviorist Beth Ament, who will discuss her work and also take questions from cocktail hour guests. Beth is the co-founder and Executive Administrator for the African Predator Conservation Research Organization.  After working in the zoo animal field since 1988 in Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota, Beth obtained her Certified Veterinary Technician certificate and is currently a licensed vet tech.  Unlike most CVT's she has worked on lions about as much as she has dogs and cats!  (Seriously, how cool is THAT?!)

Cock-TAILS guests can compete in an owner/pet look-alike contest (ALWAYS fun!) and a raffle for an autographed copy of The Nature of Dogs exhibit companion book by Mary Ludington. Canine visitors will enjoy “Puppy Petite Fours” treats from event sponsor, Petlicious Dog Bakery & Pet Spa. HAWS’ Mobile Adoption Center will host a meet’n’greet with adoptable animals from the shelter

The $5 advance admission ($10 at the door) includes viewing of The Nature of Dogs special exhibit, the first drink and snacks.

By the way - Museum visitors should also save their admission tickets and bring them to HAWS to be entered in the special Nature of Dogs Raffle Contest. Winners will be drawn on June 13 for prizes such as HAWS gear, restaurant gift certificates, pet goody baskets and more. Enter the raffle for each visit to the exhibit.  And while you're at HAWS...see who's available to be your new best friend!

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