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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HAWS proudly announces “CAGED,” a Spay/Neuter Awareness rally for local college students that will run from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. this Wednesday, March 28.
The rally is designed to bring greater awareness to the still very relevant message of spaying and neutering as a successful method of combating pet overpopulation. Students will sign up for ½ hour time slots where they will be placed in one of HAWS’ cat condos for “socialization.” The condo windows will be covered in statistics and facts on the effects of spaying and neutering, along with Project Guardian, HAWS’ free barn/outdoor cat spay-neuter program.
For a $5 donation or for “checking in” and mentioning HAWS on any social networking page such as Facebook or Twitter, students will gain access to the CAGED “VIP lounge” – including pizza and refreshments, interaction with various shelter pets, and a trivia contest in which they will be able to test their knowledge on the stats posted throughout the shelter. The first 50 students will receive a special “Got CAGED at HAWS” t-shirt.
HAWS’ Executive Director Lynn Olenik notes, “Many college students are drawn to helping animals and love to spend time with them – and this event makes a great study break! We also know that social media is a powerful tool for spreading an important message. As young adults become more active in animal welfare, we can use their savvy to help save many lives, and engage them for the future sustainability of our mission.”
Students interested in participating should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
By the way - thunderstorms are here...and fireworks season is fast approaching! Get tips on how to help your pet cope with the chaos at "The Big Bang" seminar, presented by HAWS' very own Dr. Claudeen, and hosted by End of the Leash in Mukwonago. Call 262-363-3338 to register, and then join us this Thursday, March 29, at 6pm at 214 Rocheser St., Mukwonago.
By the way, part 2 - have you created your online fundraising page yet for the 29th Annual HAWS Pet Walkathon...? Let your fingers do the fundraising in support of the HAWS Cause!