About HAWS


Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) of Waukesha County, Wisconsin, is an open admission animal shelter and full service humane society that offers pet adoption and re-homing, dog training, kids camps, spay and neuter programs, education and training, animal rescue and so much more!

Incorporated in 1965, HAWS has grown along with our community, evolving into a vibrant organization and a lively facility that is the #1 resource for pets and their people. Together we are BUILDING A NO-KILL COMMUNITY.

HAWS is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization, EIN #39-6108644.
Act 90 License #267280-DS.
Member, Wisconsin Federated Humane Societies, Inc.
Winner of the 2010 Waukesha County Executive Awards: Large Non-Profit of the Year.
Inaugural Winner of the “Chamber’s Choice Award” presented in 2008 by the Waukesha County Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Times.

past-logos HAWS Management Team

Lynn Olenik Executive Director
Kelly Rohda Shelter Director
Maggie Tate-Techtmann Director of Organizational Development
Leann Boucha Behavior Department Manager
Khris Erickson Education Department Manager
Andres Garcia Field Services & Facilities Manager
Katie Gerls Mobile Adoptions Coordinator
Cassie Gugin SNIP Manager
Jessica Pinkos Director of Special Projects
Katie Sheldon Volunteer Coordinator
Jennifer Smieja Communications & Marketing Coordinator


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

2010 Waukesha County Executive Awards Large Non-Profit of the Year

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