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
Whatever way you like to ambulate, we've got an event for you at HAWS!
Coming up on May 1st is our 27th Annual Pet Walkathon at Waukesha's Minooka Park. Hike the trails, then shop, have lunch, play games, meet'n'greet area mascots, enter the raffle, watch the dogs running the lure course...all in support of the HAWS cause. To help, start collecting pledges or set up your very own personal HAWS fundraising webpage. We'll see you soon!
June 12th is the day for the first ever Ride for Rover, sponsored by the Milwaukee Small Breed Dog Club and organized by Jim Demos. Jim and his group of dog AND cycle enthusiasts decided to do a fundraiser for HAWS - what better way than to hop on a motorcycle on a beautiful early-summer Saturday?! The "rally" will start at the Harley Museum in downtown Milwaukee, pitstop at HAWS for tours and snacks, and end at The Doggy Office in Brookfield with a picnic and fun for riders and non-riders alike. Badges to ride are $15, and a discount will be available to those who make a donation off the HAWS' Wish List.
HAWS annual Bunny Day is THIS SUNDAY, April 25th. If you already have a house rabbit or are thinking of getting one, this is the event for you. Come learn from experts about rabbit care and behavior, meet with other rabbit fans and even win prizes. Great supplies for your bunny friend will also be available for purchase.
By the way - "The Nature of Dogs" exhibit is now running! This collaboration between HAWS and the Waukesha County Museum is a don't-miss, running until June 12th. See the great photographs of Mary Ludington, join us for one of our special events during the run of the show - like this Friday's Rescue Night, and enter to win great pet-themed prizes.