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
Periodically we feature a story from Sandy H., one of HAWS’ long-time supporters and friends. Sandy is also a volunteer at HAWS, devoting much of her time to our Spay-Neuter Initiative Program (SNIP) clinic. Working and living with animals for many, many years, Sandy often has remarked “Every animal has a story.” We share her favorites.
For the next few weekends, HAWS' neighbor across the street on Northview - the Waukesha County Expo Center - is hosting several dog-centered events. Be sure to check them out - and stop by our shelter while you're in the area. HAWS is open all during construction and we would love to see you! (As would our adoptable pets...!)
This weekend is the Waukesha Kennel Club's all breed show. Shows like this are a great way to research the dog breed you're interested in bringing home with you. You'll have an entire room full of breed-knowledgeable people, who will love to tell you about their breed and what kind of care/lifestyle it needs. You can also see some great demonstrations like obedience and rally trials.
Sunday, August 2nd is Dog Day Afternoon at the Expo, brought to us by our friends at 'KLH, the Hog and more! We'll be at the fest with many of our adoptable animals, and they'll be featured in adoptables parades at 11:15am and 1:45pm. When you're done hangin' at the expo, stop by HAWS for our "companion" event - including snacks (yum!) and tours of our construction project.
Have a good weekend!
By the way - it is very easy to get to our building right now - take the driveway to the west, and follow the very-well-marked walkways, go through the tunnel and right on in our front door. Take a moment to marvel at the building project (and the construction workers - they love it!). We'll see YOU soon - all the paws and claws at HAWS are looking forward to your visit!