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.
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
Not sure who to ask for help? Click here to contact us.