What Love Is All About

Why do we love our animals? For me, and many of you, it’s simple: because they love us. We help teach this to children, the concept of unconditional love, the idea of assisting another and accepting responsibility for someone other than themselves. In this way, we...

“TRACK”ing Our Progress

How do you quantify love? How do you measure joy? How do you place a value on companionship? Simply stated, at HAWS we are changing the lives of animals. In addition, by embracing people and having them assist where ever they can, however they can, we will change the...

In Memory of Wayne Williams

It is with sadness that I write of the passing of Wayne Williams. Wayne was an accountant and HAWS’ Board member, but more importantly he was instrumental in starting our endowment account, which has had a remarkable impact on HAWS’ financial health and long range...

Spring has sprung…and so have our pets!

Spring has arrived…and with it, an increase in the number of stray pets! One of the most important tools for getting your dog returned to you if it is lost only costs between $3-$10.  Simple and affordable, an ID tag should be part of every dog’s wardrobe! · If...

What are the ‘Next Steps’ for HAWS?

As we close out our facility expansion campaign the natural question is “What are the next steps for HAWS?”  The bricks and mortar expansion will consume quite a bit of time, but meanwhile we remain focused on the needs of our community’s animals. HAWS is much more...

Recognizing Kindness in Youth

Last year we touched the lives of over 7,000 young people who took part in educational offerings here at HAWS. The way for us to change the circumstances of animals in our community for the better is to reach our youth, exposing them to the wonders of animals and all...