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 ever-popular Kids ‘N Critters Summer Day Camp began this week with a specially-themed session that will benefit campers and shelter dogs alike.
Children participating in this week’s Camp Gone to the Dogs are specifically working with resident shelter dogs, teaching them basic manners, training some fun tricks and generally helping the dogs to become more desirable to potential adoptive families that visit HAWS!
Dogs participating in the program are Sherlock, Jersey, Dana, Poppa and Lily. All the dogs are available for adoption at HAWS and will be able to go home with their new families at the end of the week, once the Camp Gone to the Dogs kids have completed their project.
HAWS Humane Educator Khris Erickson, who is our camp director, notes “The kids will not only be training the shelter dogs but they’ll also be learning about responsibility for pets. They will be caring for the dogs – cleaning the kennels, ensuring their dogs have fresh water, food and clean bedding, etc. It is a great way for them to learn all the aspects of having a pet – care plus training.”
Kids ‘N Critters Camp runs June through mid-August. Details on the different sessions can be found at www.hawspets.org or by calling Khris at 262-542-8851, x118.
By the way - there's something for everyone this summer at HAWS! Our Mobile Adoption Center is out and about every weekend, classes and seminars continue...and our Everyone-Is-Invited Housewarming Party is coming up Monday, June 21st from 4-7pm. C'mon over - we'd love to see you!