Description by HAWS staff:

Torque is approximately a 1½ years old and came to HAWS as a stray cat. He is a bit shy, but once you allow him time and space to warm up to you he will gently sit on your lap. After some lap time he may be comfortable enough to play ball with you. Roll it to him and he will bat it back your way. He would love to find his forever home today.

Bessie is a 3-year-old Bassett hound/lab mix. She came up from Alabama and had seven puppies here. She wouldn’t mind a home with a cat, but she does not get along with all dogs. HAWS doesn't know what her previous history is and she can tend to be afraid of new people and handling, thus HAWS would not recommend her for homes with young children.  She is a sweet loving, silly lady looking for love now that her puppies have been adopted.

The Humane Animal Welfare Society, 701 Northview Road, is open 1 to 6 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. For information, call (262) 542-8851 or visit

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