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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 and the Holidays!

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HAWS heads into the holiday season with shop-portunities, “Kodak” moments, a “TTouch”-ing seminar and more at our Waukesha shelter.

The Friends of HAWS annual Holiday Craft Bazaar & Bake Sale is Saturday, Nov. 5, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pet-related merchandise, seasonal items and sweet treats make for great early holiday shopping. Stop by for lunch, enter prize drawings, browse and buy, with proceeds supporting HAWS.

T-Touch for Little Critters will be demonstrated Sunday, Nov. 6 at 1:00 p.m. Lead by Dr. Claudeen E. McAuliffe, this hands-on class shows ways to alleviate stress in our small pets. Pre-registration is required – call 262-542-8851 or log onto

Get Fido dressed in his holiday finest and ready to smile for the Holiday Pet Photos on Nov. 12 - 13. Call 262-542-8851 to reserve a sitting. Photos taken by Unlimited Vision Photography Club, with proceeds donated to HAWS.

HAWS’ Mod Squad™ celebrates two years of success with a “birthday” party on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 2:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome - meet current Mod Squad™ dogs and learn more about this behavior program!

HAWS’ Mobile Adoption Center is in full holiday-prep mode, with the Dog Wash on Nov. 13 at Petlicious Spa. Stops at the Petco stores in Waukesha, Germantown and Delafield are planned, as well as a day at PetSmart – Brookfield and Pet Supplies ‘N More of Muskego.  All details are at!

By the way - be sure to register the kids today for 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 – don’t miss out on a great way to spend holiday break!

More Ways to Have a HAWS-y Holiday

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Give a gift that gives back this season! Here are some great ways to help the ‘HAWS cause’ while you celebrate the Holidays in 2010.  For all the details, click, call 262-542-8851 or visit us at 701 Northview Rd., Waukesha - 7 days a week!

Gifts for Pets …AND Their People!
HAWS has a great selection of pet toys and accessories, ranging from 50 cents to $15, for cats, dogs and small animals all!  They are all on display in our shelter lobby for easy shopping.

Show your HAWS pride with our “single paw” and “4 Paws” clothing for all ages ($10-$40) in a wide variety of colors and all sizes. Give your kids a Personalized Pet Book ($3 goes to HAWS) or the Fur-Ever Home” board game ($5 donated to HAWS). Make plans to celebrate your child’s next birthday with a party at HAWS ($200-250), or send them to Kids ‘N Critters Summer or Winter Day Camp ($75 and up).   

From Pet First Aid kits ($15) to seminars and training classes (Free - $80)…you’ll both be ready for anything! 

Donations Give a “Warm & Fuzzy” Feeling
HAWS Holiday Gifts of Love donations can be made in any amount, and in honor of your favorite person or pet! We’ll even include a picture on our lobby’s Holiday Tribute Tree.

Sponsor-A-Pet through our shelter partner, Log onto our Pet Showcase, pick a pet and click on “Sponsor Me” within their profile.

Give a Membership, either Annual or montly/Sustaining, and help make a difference EVERY DAY for the HAWS pets!

Tribute Paver Bricks and Tiles are a lasting legacy of caring…and can be viewed for years to come at our shelter by the recipient.
By the way - Pets themselves really don't make the best holiday gifts.  A new pet during an already stressful time can spell disaster for all involved.  Instead, use this family time to learn what pet is best for you, shop for your new pet and prepare your home.  Then, when the holidays are over, stop by our shelter and bring home your best friend...for the New Year!  Now THAT'S a great resolution.

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