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, the Humane Animal Welfare Society, welcomes all pets and their people to join in support of the “HAWS cause” through festive events and fun learning opportunities throughout January.
NOSH AND MUSH AT HAWS: "Cool Your Paws at HAWS II" on Saturday, January 19th from 11:00am to 3:00pm as part of the Waukesha Jan-Boree festival. Activities include a Shelter Scavenger Hunt for kids, pet games of Hotdog Bobbing and the Peanut Butter Lick-Off, adoptable pets, HAWS’ mascot Lucky, raffles and giveaways including a flat screen TV and firepit! Pets DEFINITELY welcome, but they should be secured in a carrier or on a leash for safety.
Cool Your Paws at HAWS highlights:
· 11:30am: “K9 Cuisine with Dr. Claudeen” pet cooking class/demo focusing on healthy pet eating. Take home the leftovers for your best friend! Pre-registration and a $5 donation requested, call 262-542-8851 for details.
· 12 - 2:30pm: HAWS’ Executive Director Lynn and her team will be giving Dog Sled Rides! Sign-up begins at 11:30am, first come/first served, snow permitting; rides at 10-minute intervals, $5 donation to HAWS/run.
“Accordion” to the Friends of HAWS, this is one party you don’t want to miss – the 2nd annual Oom-Pa Paws, the Polka Party for HAWSon Saturday, January 26th from 7:00pm – midnight at Saxe’s in Genesee! Enjoy live music, snack on chili and cookies and keep your New Year’s resolution to exercise, all in support of HAWS. Admission is $20/advance, $30/door. All are invited to the annual HAWS for Paws Bowl on Sunday, January 29th from 11:00am – 2:00pm at Fracaro’s Lanes in Waukesha. Only $15/person includes 3 games and shoe rental; special rates available for teams of 4-6. Reserve your lane by calling Maria at 262-490-2102. More at hawspets.org.
HAWS’ January calendar also includes the FREE “Solving Common K9 Behavior Problems” seminar (1/14 at HAWS) and the Thursday “Behavior Chats with Dr. Claudeen” at End of the Leash (1/17 in Mukwonago, 1/24 in Pewaukee). All levels of dog training classes along with HAWS’ Puppy Parties begin new sessions this month – register at 262-542-8851, x114. The monthly Friends of HAWS meeting (1/9), First Aid for Pets (1/26), Small Pet Pedicures (1/9 at Pet Supplies Plus, 1/19 at HAWS), Cat Pedicures (1/12), the monthly GPA Greyhound meet’n’greet (1/26) and many great Mobile Adoption Center visits throughout the area round out a fun-filled calendar! Read all about it at hawspets.org.
By the way - some reminders for pet owners: as of January 1st, all dogs and many cats are required by law to have an updated license – owners should check with their city hall for details. Keep pets safely 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 your short-coated dog wear a coat or sweater when outdoors. Make sure poisonous antifreeze is out of reach, and, if your vehicle is stored outdoors, be sure to bang the hood to scare away any hidden animals before starting your engine.