HAWS facility is closed to public access until further notice.

ALL business will be conducted by appointment only.
Please call our team at 262-542-8851, x0, with any questions.

Thank you.

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The Humane Animal Welfare Society | Waukesha County Animal Shelter
Animal Rescue
Adopt from The Humane Animal Welfare Society
Humane Education
Control the animal population. Spay or Neuter your pet
Humane Animal Walefare Society Events
Pet training at HAWS
Surrender a pet

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

- HAWS Mission Statement



The Humane Animal Welfare Society | Waukesha County’s Animal Shelter

The Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County (HAWS) is a non-profit organization established in 1965 that assists over 8,000 animals and welcomes more than 35,000 human visitors each year. As an open admission 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. HAWS is not affiliated with any other local or national humane organization.
We invite you to explore our site and learn more about us!


Spring, 2020

While the Friends of HAWS annual Romp ‘N Rally fundraiser has been postponed til later this year, the need for donations to HAWS continues NOW.

Help us raise $25,000 in 25 days during our
PAWS ON THE TRAIL challenge,
from April 9 – May 3, 2020!

Learn more…

Please RALLY for HAWS now…we promise we’ll ROMP later this summer!

Donate to HAWS Today!

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