The Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County leads the community in animal welfare and assures sanctuary for animals in need.

- HAWS Mission Statement

 

WELCOME TO HAWS!

The Humane Animal Welfare Society | Waukesha County Animal Shelter

DEV_CompanionCircle_logo-wtext_103x97The Humane Animal Welfare Society | Waukesha County Animal Shelter HAWS, is a non-profit organization established in 1965 that assists 8,000 animals each year and welcomes more than 35,000 human visitors annually. As an “open admissions” shelter, we accept animals regardless of age, health, temperament or breed. Our full service humane society offers programs and services that promote responsible pet ownership, preventing animal abuse and neglect in our community and beyond. HAWS promotes the humane care and treatment of all animals, in support of cooperative humane efforts throughout the state of Wisconsin. HAWS is a member of the Wisconsin Federated Humane Societies, and not affiliated with any other local or national humane society. We invite you to explore our site and learn more about us!

NEWS AND EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

 

HAWS is looking forward to the holiday season!

The crisp weather, falling leaves and calendar are all pointing towards the inevitable – Thanksgiving is coming with the winter holidays not far behind. HAWS will get you in the spirit of the season, with Holiday Pet Photos, our annual Bazaar/Bake Sale and more. And how about giving a deserving pet a home in time for the holidays? We have dozens of loving companions waiting for you to find them and make them a part of your life!

See YOU at the shelter!


READ THE LATEST FROM HAWS’ BLOGS!

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Lynn Olenik (Executive Director)

 

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Donate to HAWS Today!

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