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
Do you have the world’s most adorable pet? You can help HAWS, and commemorate Spay Day USA while showing off YOUR superstar!
Enter your pet's picture in the Humane Society of the US online photo contest, which they're running especially for Spay Day, and specify HAWS as your charity of choice. Then, ask everyone you know to vote for your pet: each vote translates into a $1 donation to help HAWS spay and neuter even more pets. (Even if you don’t have pet or don’t want to enter, you can still make a difference by voting for one the pets benefiting HAWS.)
Today, February 23rd, is Spay Day 2010 - the annual event sponsored by the Humane Society of the US (HSUS) to focus on the continuing importance of spay/neuter for our companion animals.
For the rest of this week our Spay-Neuter Initiative Program (SNIP) clinic is running a "Spay Day special" - providing free spays or neuters for the pets of Waukesha County residents that qualify for the program. Program information can be obtained by calling the SNIP clinic at 262-542-8851, x109 or by stopping by HAWS - you can check out our newly remodeled shelter while your here!
To balance the cost of SNIP services, we're also “sniffing out” donations from the community. Notes Lynn Olenik, our E.D.: “With the support we receive from our community for our SNIP clinic, we are able to save countless lives.”
Anyone can “Sponsor-A-Spay” - just choose the type of surgery and the amount you'd like to contribute. Donations can be mailed to the shelter or done online quickly and easily through Paypal, using the DONATE button on our SNIP webpage.
By the way - Our Mobile Adoption Center has big plans for the month of March...as does our entire shelter! Save the date: our annual Get Lucky Adoptathon is coming up on March 13th at HAWS.