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
As the beneficiary of an incredible community fundraising effort, for the third consecutive year, HAWS has received a generous donation from Taco John's of Waukesha!
Last week, representatives from the restaurant at 317 N. Grand Avenue, Waukesha, presented the shelter with a check for over $2,100.00, the result of their December "Nachos Navidad" promotion and through sales of Christmas ornaments hung at the Waukesha eatery.
"We really see a following during the holiday season when it comes to Nachos Navidad®," notes Dusty Stiefel, Taco John's Unit General Manager. "People really enjoy the holiday tradition and their generosity helped us raise a wonderful donation for HAWS. We thank our customers for their continued support of this partnership!"
Lynn Olenik, HAWS' Executive Director, adds: "HAWS is so privileged to work with Taco John’s, and honored to be the very grateful recipient of this year’s Nachos Navidad® and ornament sale proceeds. They are a wonderful community partner and we truly appreciate their generosity."
Pictured: Along with several HAWS’ adoptable pets, receiving the check at the shelter are HAWS staff members Ben Posanski and Jessica Pinkos. Check presenters from Taco John’s are Dusty Stiefel, Unit GM (standing) and Cheri Topping, Assistant Manager and top ornament seller.
By the way - this weekend the Friends of HAWS present 2 great events to benefit the paws at HAWS! On Saturday Polka your tail off at Oom-Pa Paws at Saxe's in Genesee. Then on Sunday join in the annual HAWS for Paws Bowling party at Fracaro's Lanes in Waukesha. See you there!