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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We LOVE this time of year at HAWS - and I think our shelter residents do, too.
Kids 'N Critters Summer Day Camp is in it's second week already!
This year, because of our facility expansion, we are able to have 2 sessions running at once - allowing more kids to attend and for a greater variety of camp offerings. Camp runs through mid-August, offering 2- and 5-day sessions, for ages 7 up to 14. Each camp involves activites and hands-on animal experiences, learning about our shelter and our adoptable pets...even helping make the animals even more adoptable!
Our specially-themed sessions this year are:
- Camp Gone to the Dogs
- Shutterbug Camp
- Art Camp
- Horseback Riding Camp
Camp is popular - kids come back year after year...and then become counselors when they're too old to be campers! Parents start contacting us already in January to see what our schedule will be for the coming summer, to make sure their kids don't miss out.
The learning at HAWS doesn't take a break for the summer - it just gets better!
By the way - our Mobile Adoption Center is also not taking a break - we have a Dog Wash coming up, along with a cookout and more "dine-out" nights. Join us as we bring our 4 paws to YOUR neighborhood!