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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HAWS, the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, gets in the spirit of the month with activities and events for pets and their people.
Eat, drink and be scary! Tickets are going fast for Haunted HAWS – the Halloween costume party/fundraiser on October 18th from 5:30-9:30pm. Let the ‘ghoul’ times roll with a silent auction, dinner/dessert buffets, raffles, music by DJ Majic, adoptable pets Costume Parade and more. Admission is $50/person; sponsorships and reserved tables still available – call 262.542.8851, x112 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds benefit the animals, programs and services at HAWS.
Have a fun afternoon learning all about little best friends at HAWS free Guinea Pig Primer! Guest speakers Dr. Denise Follett of Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital and Exotic Care and Susan Scheck from All Creatures Rescue will discuss housing, behavior and health issues. Guinea pigs are welcome and can participate in the Race for Parsley and more. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
HAWS’ Mobile Adoption Center “brings happy tails to you” with visits including Waukesha Home Depot’s Kids Safety Day (10/5), Culver's in Sussex (10/8), Carroll U’s Homecoming Parade (10/12) and Woodman's in Oak Creek (10/ 26). For details and a full Mobile tour schedule visit hawspets.org!
Additional highlights on HAWS’ October Calendar include:
- Solve Common K9 Behavior Problems at the FREE seminar at HAWS 10/7.
- Get Clues to Your Canine 10/12 at the Brookfield Public Library (info at 262-782-4140, opt. 1).
- Join the Friends of HAWS at their monthly meeting on 10/9.
- “Pet”-icures will be available for small animals (10/9 at Pet Supplies Plus, 10/19 at HAWS) and cats (10/12, 10/22 at HAWS).
- Learn important First Aid for Pets (10/19); call 262-879-0165 for details/registration.
- Make a fast friend at the GPA-WI greyhound meet’n’greet (10/26) in HAWS’ lobby.
By the way - Save the date for the annual Friends of HAWS Holiday Bazaar on November 2nd. Shop for craft and pet items and all-around unique things! Stay for lunch, enjoy bakery, enter a raffle and check out HAWS’ adoptable animals. Details at hawspets.org! And don't forget to reserve your sitting for Holiday Pet Photos at HAWS, November 9-10.