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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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It's "Fill the Forester February" at HAWS!

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Why IS that Subaru Forester parked on the front walk at the HAWS shelter?

Through our partnership with Subaru City, Milwaukee, we've started a supply "drive" challenge!

During the month of February we are asking for supply donations from our Wish List.  When those donations come in, they will be put in the Subaru Forester, with the idea that we will "Fill the Forester" - as many times as possible!  (In the interest of alliteration, we're hoping to fill the Forester at least four or five times for February...)

We'll be tracking our progress on our website, and any donor who wishes can have an action "foto" taken showing that they helped HAWS.  (Sounds like a great profile picture for Facebook...!)

So join us in our February fun - invite family, friends, church/school/scout groups and more to collect supplies for the shelter and help HAWS Fill the Forester this February!

By the way - Spay Day 2011 is 3 weeks from today.  EVERYONE can get involved - by our Sponsor-A-Spay program, through the HSUS Online Pet Photo Contest, you can even purchase a Spay Day t-shirt!  Need help with your pet's spay or neuter?  Contact our SNIP clinic for information on programs available.  Help stop pet overpopulation - and help HAWS get the word out about the importance of spaying and neutering our companion pets!

By the way, part 2 - February is a really fun month at HAWS, from our Night at the Waukesha Chancery on 2/11 to our Have a Heart Bake Sale (2/11-12) to the Petlicious Dog Wash for HAWS on 2/13.  Join us!

How Do You Follow THAT Weekend? With Another Great One!

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Wow, that was a great weekend, wasn't it?  From the Pet Expo to the Super Bowl to the great temperatures, it was hard to top.  But at HAWS, we'll give it a shot!

The annual Friends of HAWS Have a Heart Bake Sale is this Friday and Saturday, February 11 – 12 in the lobby of the Waukesha State Bank at 100 Bank St., downtown Waukesha, during regular banking hours (9am-5pm Friday, 9am-Noon Saturday). Pick up sweet treats for your valentine – person or pet – and join the Friends in support of HAWS. Get all the “goods” on the Friends webpage.

HAWS’ Mobile Adoption Center is bringing “happy tails” into the community with 2 events this weekend.  We start with HAWS Night at the Waukesha Chancery on Friday, 2/11 - we'll be there during dinner to collect donations and sell raffle tickets, but the REAL fun begins at 10pm, with Karaoke, "Bark"-cardi mixers and "Meow"-stery shots.  Then, after we take Saturday to recover, we'll be at Petlicious Dog Bakery & Pet Spa for the Dog Wash for HAWS  on Sunday, 2/13. Details are on the Mobile Adoptions webpage.

Don't forget, we're in the thick of Fill the Forester February - a “drive” challenge made to HAWS by Subaru City of Milwaukee. Supply donations made to HAWS during the month will be placed in the SUV parked outside the shelter at 701 Northview Road, Waukesha. Donors are encouraged to have their “foto” taken to show their support of “Fill the Forester February” and help HAWS track the donation-drive progress.  HAWS hopes to Fill the Forester four or five times over! Here's a current HAWS supply Wish List, or call 262-542-8851.

By the way - Spay Day 2011 is coming up quickly - February 22. Everyone can join in support of Spay Day with “Sponsor-A-Spay” donations to HAWS, by purchasing limited edition Spay Day 2011 t-shirts at the shelter, or by entering the HSUS Spay Day Online Photo Contest. Get involved through the SNIP webpage or by calling HAWS at 262-542-8851.

Happy Spay Day 2011!

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HAWS joins HSUS, the Humane Society of the United States, in wishing you a happy Spay Day 2011 today!

YOU can participate:  make a “Sponsor-A-Spay” donation to HAWS, purchase a limited edition Spay Day ’11 t-shirts at the shelter, or enter the online pet photo contest sponsored by HSUS - choose HAWS as your benefactor and we receive $1 for every vote cast for your pet!

From February 14th- 25th HAWS' Spay-Neuter Initiative Program (SNIP) clinic is doing free spays or neuters for the pets of qualifying Waukesha County residents. This annual program compliments the SNIP clinic's usual low-income programs that are available throughout the year.

In the spirit of Spay Day, we are also "talking up" our Outdoor Owned Cat Program – a grant- and public donation-funded program that sterilizes barn and outdoor cat populations in Waukesha County without cost to property owners.  And we have proof this program is working:  numbers of stray kittens coming into HAWS have dropped almost 11% since the outdoor cat program began in 2005.  (Learn more by calling our SNIP staff at 262-542-8851, x109.)

Call us at HAWS (262-542-8851) or visit to help!

Happy Spay Day!

By the way - the month of March looks to be as fun as February has been - see what we're up to at our Upcoming Events calendar, and don't miss a minute!

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