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 and the Waukesha County Museum proudly present The Nature of Dogs, opening this Saturday, April 10, with a special party from Noon to 2:00p.m.!
The Nature of Dogs, on exhibit from April 10 - June 12 at 101 W. Main St., Waukesha, features the fine art photography of Mary Ludington. Notes HAWS Executive Director Lynn Olenik: “Ms. Ludington’s works showcase many of our favorite canine breeds and embraces their spirit and heart. This show is a must-see for any dog lover.”
As the first stop on the exhibit’s tour, HAWS and the Museum are marking the 9-week run with special event nights, seminars and fun activities for all ages.
This Saturday, April 10, is “Opening Day” at the Museum! Join our special guest Marilynn Mee from 96.5 WKLH at the official kick-off party for the exhibit from Noon – 2:00 p.m. Giveaways include free admission to the Museum and HAWS bracelets to the first 96 people, and doggie bags for their pets – yes, pets are welcome! Stop in to meet HAWS adoptable animals through our Mobile Adoption Center. Popcorn and hotdogs will be served to complete the “tail”-gate.
Then: mark your calendar for Rescue Night at the Museum, April 23rd, 5-8pm. This exciting event will feature a meet-and-greet with local breed rescue groups and their representatives – both human and canine. Making a very special appearance that evening will be The Nature of Dogs photographer herself, Mary Ludington!
See all The Nature of Dogs info at www.hawspets.org or www.waukeshacountymuseum.org. Don't miss a minute of the dog-gone fun!
By the way - our 27th Annual Pet Walkathon is coming on May 1st - raise funds for HAWS on foot or online! Learn more at our official Walkathon webpage.