Following COVID-19 precautions recommended by the CDC and DHS,
HAWS will continue to restrict general public access to our facility until further notice.
ALL business is currently being conducted by appointment only:
Please call our team at 262-542-8851, x0 for assistance.
The Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County leads the community in animal welfare and assures sanctuary for animals in need.- HAWS Mission Statement
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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!
Ah, May has arrived!! While we’re still observing Safer at Home protocols, as an essential business HAWS is also still able to provide our important services to the community! We continue to adopt animals, just using our online/virtual adoption process. We are still active with animal rescues – just call our team if you need help with lost/found pets, wildlife, young animals and newborn stray kittens. Our staff is also still available to provide support if you need to relinquish a pet.
Please call us for help! We are still open 7 days a week, and here to meet our community’s needs.