The Fur (& Feather!) Flyer

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.

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A Howl-t, Jowl-y Holiday to You and Yours from HAWS!

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Amid the changing seasons, a constant remains: HAWS, the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, is the best resource for the Waukesha County community’s pets and their people. 

Thousands look to HAWS each year for help, and community support allows HAWS to provide care and training to adoptables before and after their stay at the shelter; spay-neuter services for shelter residents, rescue groups and low-income households; an abundance of educational opportunities including Kids ‘N Critters camp, Critter Club, K’HAWS, individual behavior consults, free seminars and more…for all members of the family! Adopt, Learn, Give – Support the HAWS Cause today!

Send the kids to HAWS’ Winter Kids ‘N Critters Day Camp. Held December 26-30, sessions include both 2- and 3-day camps and are available for children ages 7 – 13 years. Spots fill quickly – call 262-542-8851, x118 today!

Highlights from a busy, festive December at HAWS:

· HAWS presents the Winter Symposium on December 3, focusing on alternative approaches to pet care and training. The participant fee is $135; proceeds to benefit HAWS. Call 262-542-8851, x204 for registration.
·  Help HAWS and get a FREE 5x7 Portrait! Photographer/artist Thomas Paul Moran of Studio 723, 723 Clinton St., Waukesha, will take photos of people and their pets during the downtown Waukesha Art Crawl on December 3, from 4:00-10:00pm.  100% of donations go to HAWS, call 262-391-3903 for an appointment.
·  Bring the entire family to HAWS for a FREE screening of “The Christmas Bunny” on Sunday, December 18.  Showtime is 1:00pm for this new movie starring Florence Henderson as “the Bunny Lady” and Rupert the French Mini Lop rabbit as “Rumple.” Win prizes and learn about HAWS’ adoptable small animals. Concessions/snacks will be available for purchase; donations gladly accepted – see the HAWS Wish List!
·  HAWS’ Mobile Adoption Center helps with holiday prep! Meet HAWS at the Brookfield PetSmart Pet Adoption Weekend, December 3 - 4 from 11:00am-4:00pm., and get a photo-op with Santa! On December 10 come to Paws & Purrs Pet Grooming, 15136 W. National Ave in New Berlin, for an open house/ toy drive for HAWS!  Meet'n'greet with HAWS adoptables from 12:00-3:00pm, and decorate a "pupcake."
·  Give the gift of life at the Blood Center of Wisconsin’s (human) Blood Drive at HAWS on December 22. Online registration is available at or by calling HAWS at 262-542-8851.
·  Learn at a FREE seminar: “Keep your Puppy and Your Sanity” on December 4 or “Solve Common K9 Behavior Problems” on December 5. Details and registration at or 262-542-8851.
·  Spiff up Fluffy with a Cat Pedicure on December 10, from 9:30-10:30am. $7 suggested donation per cat.
·  The monthly First Aid for Pets class is December 17. Get details and/or register by calling 262-879-0165.

By the way - All HAWS events are detailed at – just click on Upcoming Events to learn more We'd love to see you!

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