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
One unfortunate affect of our economy is what it has done to the non-profit world. We thought fundraising was challenging before...!
But creativity is the key - and we have loads of creativity at HAWS. (We have loads of laundry, too, but that's another blog entry entirely.) Thanks to some fun-loving folks who work and/or volunteer here and their friends and contacts who are HAWS fans, we have some very neat activities coming up to help the HAWS cause. Come join us!
HAWS Mobile Adoption Unit Brings Happy Tails to YOU!
Our Mobile unit and adoptable pets will be at Eclectica Bead Studio TOMORROW, August 25th, from 1-6pm. They be at New Berlin Woodcraft on August 28th from 10am - 1pm, and then September is jam-packed with visits. Check out the whole schedule here.
Getting by with a Little Help from our Friends:
The Friends of HAWS group ALWAYS has something neat planned - upcoming events include the Holiday Craft Bazaar & Bake Sale (yum!) and the annual bowling event (great family fun). Learn more about them here, or just c'mon over to their monthly meeting, held the second Wednesday of each month here at HAWS.
Join our Team! Show Your Spirit!
Our fall fundraiser is fast approaching. HAWS Homecoming 2010, October 16th at Olympia Resort, will feature all the great things every annual gala does - fantastic food and beverages, silent/live auctions, casino games, music, adoptable pets - and this year we're even going to watch the UW vs. Ohio State game during our event. Not only that, but one of the big-screen TVs we'll be watching it on will be raffled off! Gooooo Team! And bring YOUR whole team, too - this event makes a great office party or company outing, and you're supporting a great cause at the same time.
By the way - we'd LOVE to accept your donation of an auction item for our Homecoming event. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a great connection to game tickets, home-decor items and whatnot else!
By the way, part 2 - did you hear WE WON AN AWARD?!?!?!!!