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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Snickers is the 500th dog to be part of HAWS' Mod SquadTM program...and we're celebrating!
HAWS’ Mod SquadTM is a unique group of volunteers that works with special needs animals housed at our shelter. These volunteers are trained to “mod”-ify behavior using a variety of tools and techniques including EZ Walk harnesses, Tellington TTouch®, clickers and interactive toys.
Dogs in this program, like Snickers (pictured at right), are in several special needs categories. Maybe they don't thrive in the shelter environment or have been at HAWS a long time. Or, they are dogs who passed the behavior evaluation but aren't quite ready for adoption. Some are dogs who didn't pass the behavior evaluation but are oh-so-close and might with a little help!
Other dogs in the Mod SquadTM are dogs already in our adoption ward who would benefit from a little extra work. Activities provide a source of enrichment for them and quality activities outside their kennels.
Join us THIS SATURDAY at HAWS as we celebrate the Mod SquadTM AND all the dogs that have been a part of this great program!
By the way - Just as the Mod Squad’s behavior on the old TV show made good things happen for them, HAWS’ Mod Squad’s behaviors are helping good things happen for the dogs in our shelter - namely saving the lives of countless dogs who just need that little something extra.
HAWS' Mod Squad: Not just a rerun!