Thank you for being that “Special Someone”

To our volunteers, donors, staff and all in the HAWS Family: I’m not sure you realize how special you are. In our February newsletter, we talked about “Being that Special Someone.” But YOU already are. For us to move forward into a no-kill community, it will take many...

Building a No-Kill COMMUNITY

HAWS is constantly working to achieve and maintain the benchmarks, as outlined by the No-Kill Coalition, for our shelter. (The complete list – and how HAWS compares – is available here.) But, at HAWS we are striving to reach an even larger goal: Building a No-Kill...

WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS…

That song sticks out in my mind as we are faced with a few special residents this holiday season. We had a little “Christmas Miracle” with CHANCE, the German Shepherd who was hit by a car last week. Thanks to the Police in Menomonee Falls, HAWS’ Rescue Team, the staff...

The Mod Squad Celebrates its 1,000th Graduate!

My sincerest THANK YOU to all the members of HAWS’ Mod Squad, past and present, for the work you do. The Mod Squad began back when, at the decision to euthanize a dog, an employee spoke up and said, “there just has to be more we can do.” It wasn’t a question or...

Growing – Together!

Waukesha County is a great place to have an animal shelter – progressive attitudes combine with rural values. As an educated community, Waukesha is leading the way in animal welfare. Soon the population in Waukesha County will crest 400,000. We are Wisconsin’s third...

Congrats to Trina, HAWS’ Employee of the Year!

I would like to congratulate Trina Washebeck as our Employee of the Year! Trina does her job always with a smile. She motivates her coworkers and has outstanding customer relations skills. She can be counted on in any emergency to what needs to be done and do it well,...