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
This past Tuesday, HAWS had the pleasure of hosting the monthly Waukesha Business Alliance "Networking After 5."
More than 100 area business people came to our shelter for a few hours of food, fun - and warm fuzzies. We found out the latter wasn't what some of them had expected! Over and over again we heard comments that the NA5 attendees didn't know our shelter was so warm and inviting. They didn't expect the upbeat vibe they received - from both staff and volunteers, and especially from our animal guests.
We've been told we're the best kept secret in Waukesha County - maybe there's some truth to that? Those of us who spend our workdays here, those who come to volunteer and socialize with the pets-in-residence, those who've adopted from us, kids who have come to camp at HAWS, guests at our various seminars/events...they all know we're really quite a fun bunch to hang around with! Now we just need to make sure EVERYONE knows that.
At HAWS, we strive every day to be the pet-person's resource, a place to learn, a place to experience the joy of a companion animal. When people visit, they start to realize this isn't "the pound" - nor is it drab, dreary, depressing or antiseptic. From our yellow, orange and green color-scheme to our loving caretakers to our well-socialized and happy adoptables, you can be sure you're entering a positive place with postivie outcomes.
So, don't be shy, c'mon over and see us - we don't bite, we purr! And smile, and laugh, and...
By the way - our Mod Squad program is celebrating it's 2nd birthday, and you're invited to attend the party! (See what I mean about upbeat - 2 parties in one week!) Stop by HAWS between 2:30-4:00pm on Sunday to meet Mod Squad volunteers, learn about this important program within our Behavior Department...and have some cake!