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
We're setting up shop off-site temporarily again, this time so we can get sidewalks, curbs...and a spiffy new parking lot! Work on our facility expansion continues right on schedule.
Thursday, September 10 and Friday, September 11, and again on Monday, September 14 and Tuesday, September 15 – there will be no public access to our shelter at 701 Northview Road. Staff will be available at the shelter to answer phone and email inquiries.
Pet viewing and adoptions will again be handled our Mobile Adoption Unit, which will be set up from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. all four days at Petlicious Dog Bakery and Pet Spa on 2217 Silvernail Road – a short distance from the shelter. A small number of adoptable animals will be available at all times for viewing, but adopters interested in specific pets should call the shelter ahead of time to allow enough time for transport of that animal to Petlicious. As always, adoptable pets can also be viewed online at HAWS’ website, www.hawspets.org.
The shelter will be available for business as usual on the weekend – Saturday and Sunday, September 12 and 13. Viewing and adoptions are from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. on both days. Pedestrian paths will be marked for visitors to follow. This will be a great chance to see firsthand the progress on our new facilities!
Surrenders, strays and wildlife rescues will be handled case-by-case - staff will be on call to do pick-ups or drop-offs as necessary.
By the way - our Mobile Adoption Unit has some VERY cool stops coming up...join us when we come to YOUR neighborhood!