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

Welcome, Fall!
HAWS announces our Annual Meeting is set for Monday, September 18th at 7pm. Come learn about HAWS, see the year in review, and congratulate our staff and volunteer award winners! All are welcome to attend – voting members are those with memberships in good standing by June 18, 2017.

Please continue to follow HAWS’ Facebook page for updates on HAWS’ Korean dogs, including #SmileysJourney! Donate to help Smiley here. Applications and adoption information available here.

BREAKING NEWS:
Adoptions of HAWS’ hurricane transport dogs have begun!! Follow their progress on Facebook – and get up-to-speed with the original news release here.


READ THE LATEST FROM HAWS’ BLOGS!

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Lynn Olenik (Executive Director)

 

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