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
Andres Garcia, Field Services & Facilities Manager
Kelly Rohda, Shelter Director
Maggie Tate-Techtmann, Director of Organizational Development
Leann Boucha, Behavior Department Manager
Khris Erickson, Director of Education
Cassie Gugin, SNIP Manager
Dana Leair, Fund Development/Donor Relations
Jessica Pinkos, Special Projects/Transports
Kay Seno, Special Events Coordinator
Jennifer Smieja, Communications/Marketing Coordinator
Geno Smith, Mobile Adoptions Coordinator
Sara Stoss/Katie Sheldon, Volunteer Coordinator
Dr. Kolleen Meyer, Dr. Alissa Kielpikowski, Dr. Ken Wolterman & Dr. Martha Tack, Veterinarians
Kim Kalczynski & Jaime Merkel, Kennel Leads
Kristie Benjamin, Adoptions Manager
Ashley Haley, Katie Sheldon, Abbie Ziegelmann-Lyke, Adoption Leads

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

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