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
At HAWS we have something for every member of the family – pet or person – this month!
HAWS’ busy calendar of activities for June is highlighted by the grand-opening House Warming Party on June 21st, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. All members of the public are welcome to tour the newly expanded and remodeled shelter - even the "behind the scenes areas," learn about HAWS’ programs and services, visit adoptable animals and enjoy a cookout. Pets are welcome, too!
Starting June 1st, we will have new summer hours of operation. Monday through Friday viewing/visiting hours are from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m., with the shelter open to receive animals from 9:00a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on those days. On Saturdays, HAWS will open to receive animals from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., with kennel viewing between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. On Sundays the shelter will have both receiving and viewing hours from Noon until 4:00 p.m. We'll see you then.
The Ride for Rover motorcycle rally to benefit HAWS is Saturday, June 12th. The Ride, lead by Dave Cook of Cook Customs, starts at the Harley-Davidson Museum on Canal St. in Milwaukee at 9:00 a.m., “pit-stops” at the HAWS shelter at 10:00 a.m. for tours and socializing with the shelter residents and staff, and ends at the Doggy Office in Brookfield for a picnic lunch, music by Cold Brew, shopping for the HAWS’ cause and fun for all! HAWS’ Mobile Adoptions Center and adoptable pets will be featured. Both riders and non-riders are welcome to participate - $15/person, $5 with a HAWS Wish List donation.
HAWS’ Mobile Adoption Center will be active all month, and not just at the Ride for Rover! Scheduled stops include Franklin Safety Day (6/5), West Allis Ala Carte (6/6), Culver’s in Sussex for a donation night (6/15) and Lake Country Rehab Center for a dog wash (6/26).
And, the final Nature of Dogs partnership event with the Waukesha Museum – the Best Friends Bash for kids ages 5-12 – is on June 5th. $3/child, $1 off when you bring your best stuffed friend.
By the way: June kicks off months of summer fun. If you bring your pet along on vacation, be sure to call ahead to make sure it is welcome wherever you go! Take vet records and your vet’s phone number – and don’t forget ample supplies of any medications your pet may need. Always have an I.D. tag on your pet, or better yet, have a microchip implanted. I.D. tags and microchips are available for purchase at HAWS, 7 days a week, for a nominal fee.
Never leave pets unattended in your parked car. The temperature inside a car, even with windows open slightly, can quickly reach deadly levels. In sunlight temps can rise more than 30 degrees per minute. Anytime your pet is outside, make sure he or she has protection from heat and sun (a dog house does not provide relief from heat) and plenty of fresh, cool water.
HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!