The Fur (& Feather!) Flyer

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

Saving Lives - 365!

HAWS, Humane Animal Welfare Society, Waukesha County, Project Guardian, spay day, neuter, matching grant challenge

Yesterday, February 26, was the annual observance of World Spay Day. For HAWS, saving lives through spay and neuter surgeries isn’t just limited to 1 day, but a year-round effort!

World Spay Day was created to raise awareness of the effects of spaying and neutering companion pets. Pet overpopulation is a problem – worldwide and in Waukesha County. But, spay and neuter surgeries can help control pet overpopulation and put an end to needless euthanasia.

HAWS’ Spay-Neuter Initiative Program (SNIP) clinic not only performs surgeries on HAWS’ shelter animals, but also gives assistance to area rescue groups and financially struggling Waukesha county residents. We again observed World Spay Day by offering free surgeries to the pets of eligible owners of cats, kittens, Pit Bulls and pit mixes during these past few weeks, but assistance is always available to those who’s pets are in need.

Our Project Guardian continues to combat the outdoor cat overpopulation issue in rural and newly-developed areas of Waukesha County.  Free spays and neuters are offered, along with basic vaccinations to those who are guardians of outdoor cat populations. Our staff can even give some helpful hints for proper trapping and release of these cats!

If you have any questions regarding our SNIP clinic or spaying or neutering your pet, please call us at 262-542-8851, x109, or email

By the way – the life-saving continues with our $10,000 Matching Gift Behavior Rehabilitation Challenge! Donate today and make a dogs’ day!

By the way, part 2 – HAWS will be at the
Milwaukee Admirals Dog Day this Sunday…will you?!

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