About HAWS

Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) of Waukesha County, Wisconsin, is an open admission animal shelter and full service humane society that offers pet adoption and re-homing, dog training, kids camps, spay and neuter programs, education and training, animal rescue and so much more!

Incorporated in 1965, HAWS has grown along with our community, evolving into a vibrant organization and a lively facility that is the #1 resource for pets and their people.

HAWS is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. | License #267280-DS

Member, Wisconsin Federated Humane Societies, Inc.

Winner of the 2010 Waukesha County Executive Awards: Large Non-Profit of the Year

Inaugural Winner of the “Chamber’s Choice Award” presented in 2008 by the Waukesha County Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Times.


past-logos ​​​HAWS Staff

Lynn Olenik, Executive Director
Mark Hess, Field Services & Facilities Manager
Kelly Rohda, Shelter Manager
Khris Erickson, Humane Educator
Leann Boucha, Behavior Department Manager
Sara Stoss, Volunteer Coordinator
Jennifer Smieja, Development Coordinator
Jessica Pinkos, Donor Relations
Dr. Ken Wolterman & Dr. Kolleen Meyer, Veterinarians
Cassie Gugin, SNIP Clinic Manager
Kim Kalczynski, Jaime Merkel & Alysha Hansen, Kennel Leads
Kristie Benjamin, Whitney Callies & Ashley Hodel, Adoptions Leads
Johanna Schmanski, Mobile Adoptions Coordinator
Nichole Janny, Adoptions Lead & Special Events

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2010 Waukesha County Executive Awards Large Non-Profit of the Year

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General donations help us provide shelter 24/7 365 for lost, abandoned, unwanted or stray companion pets.
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