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
HAWS is celebrating this holiday season with a month full of festive fun and fundraising for the paws and claws at HAWS!
Celebrate Happy “Howl”-idays with HAWS: Subaru City of Milwaukee and HAWS team up to host a Share the Love event to benefit the shelter on Saturday, December 11th from 11am - 2pm at HAWS, 701 Northview Rd., Waukesha. The event features a donation drive for HAWS led by Subaru City; adoption specials; pet merchandise and information from HAWS business partners such as Petlicious Dog Bakery, WisconsinWags.com and Camp Bow Wow Waukesha; treats and presents for pets AND people; I.D. tags/microchipping; a visit from Santa and a coloring contest. HAWS visitors can win a 32” flat screen TV (raffle tickets on sale now at HAWS for $10 each or 3 for $20), and even check out a new Subaru at the shelter that day! Information on this and all HAWS events is available at www.hawspets.org or by calling HAWS: 262-542-8851.
Give a Gift of Love that Lasts the Whole Year Through. Community support ensures HAWS is able to continue offering all the shelter’s important animal services and programs. Show love, teach love, practice love, share love…all by giving a donation to HAWS today. Log onto www.hawspets.org and choose DONATE. Honor a favorite person or pet with a donation and they’ll be remembered with a “gift” ornament on the Holiday Tribute Tree in the HAWS shelter lobby.
And there are MORE ways to support the HAWS cause throughout the month of December: Purchase an order of Nachos Navidad® at Taco John’s, 317 N. Grand Ave., Waukesha and 25 cents is donated to HAWS! Donate new/gently used towels and pet toys to HAWS through a drive sponsored by Sitting Dogg – log onto their website, www.sittingdogg.com, for item drop-off sites. Camp Bow Wow – Waukesha will give a free pet bath for pet food donations worth $5 or more – visit their location at 1707 Paramount Ct., Waukesha to take part in this special.
By the way - With winter looming, remember to keep your pets safe from the cold. All pets should stay indoors when the temperature dips, other than for short walks and potty breaks. Clean salt off sensitive paw pads, check ears for frostbite and have short-coated dogs wear a coat or sweater during walks. Make sure outside water dishes have not frozen over. Store poisonous antifreeze out of reach and clean up spills. Bang on outside car hoods to scare away any hidden animals before starting your vehicle’s engine. Make it a happy holiday season for all!