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' 28th Annual Pet Walkathon is coming up quickly!
On Saturday, May 7th, from 9am - 3pm, family and friends of HAWS will take over Sussex Village Park (our NEW LOCATION!) for a day of fun and fundraising, for pets and their people...all in support of the HAWS cause. (Just announced: the Win at the Walk raffle prizes include tickets to Josh Groban, the Brewers, Summerfest, the Admirals...and lots more great items!)
We'll be joined by some very special guests, friends who always help us out and we love them for it! Come visit with Marilynn Mee of WKLH, Roscoe from the Milwaukee Admirals, Brad Beach of the Milwaukee Wave, Friendly the Eagle from Waukesha State Bank...just a few of our extended family we'll be welcoming on Saturday!
For almost 3 decades, the Friends of HAWS have made the Walk a tremendous event for our shelter, raising upwards of $40,000 in recent years to help HAWS will animal care, services and programs.
We can't do this alone - we need our community's help...and we've made it easier than ever! You can do the old-fashioned door-to-door collecting, or you can support HAWS in cyberspace with a personal online fundraising page.
(Online fundraising pages are fun, easy, and VERY effective! Almost 20% of recent Walk donations have been from online donors thru these pages. So click here...and get started!)
Join us at Sussex Village Park on Saturday, May 7th. And in the meantime, tap family and friends for their support, via email, Facebook posts and so on....
By the way - HAWS Annual Bunny Day is this Sunday, May 1st at HAWS. Come learn, socialize, shop and become immersed in all things House Rabbit! We'll see you THIS SUNDAY.