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' 29th Annual Pet Walkathon is coming up next Saturday, May 5th, from 9am - 3pm at Sussex Village Park.
Over the years we've asked people to share why they "walk for HAWS." We've heard wonderful stories about the love connections made at the Walk between adoptable pets and their new forever homes. We've learned how the Walk has brought families together in their support of HAWS and our work. We've even had groups make our event an annual get-together for themselves - a great time with friends and a great cause to boot!
This year, one of our most compelling reasons to Walk is Bruiser, a 5 month-old Chihuahua mix available for adoption at HAWS. In his short lifetime, Bruiser has been a homeless stray who needed shelter, he has healed from a leg-break which required medical assistance and foster care and, as an "intact" male, he was in need of neuter surgery from our SNIP clinic. We were able to take care of ALL of his needs at HAWS, through our on-site services and our network of caring animal people.
HAWS annual Walkathon fundraiser assures we are able to continue to be the safe-haven for pets in need...whatever that need may be! Please join us on May 5th and help us help those animals that mean so much to us. Raise money for the paws and claws at HAWS - on foot or online: here's the link to get you started...and the link to let your fingers do the fundraising...!
By the way - you can watch Bruiser in his TV debut here! He is QUITE the star...