Open Admission AND No-Kill: Goal Achieved!

When we challenged ourselves and Waukesha County to embrace the no-kill philosophy, attaining those results as both a shelter and a community seemed like an impossibility. How could an open admission shelter, especially one that also has many municipal stray...

Our Animals – Showing the Way

It has been an eventful summer season for HAWS! Dogs, cats and small animals are finding their way to loving homes. Our community support of adoptions has been tremendous. We are busy in the field with wildlife and strays. Kids ‘N Critters Summer Camp has kept us...

Growing Our Humanity

For just a minute, think about the teen who just returned home from school. Today, he/she watched a friend get accepted by the athletes, because that friend is an exceptional volleyball player. After school, the friend was now busy, making new friends – the athletic...

For the Love of Senior Pets

February is all about love – including the love we share with our senior pets. Senior pets seem more content to cuddle and sit with you to pass time. Their worlds have slowed down and they are happy to relax. Most importantly, they have an intuition that allows them...

So Many Reasons to be Thankful

The past 12-18 months were certainly epic for HAWS. We saw the expansion of our spay/neuter clinic, watching it rapidly grow to become both one of the nicest facilities in our sheltering system in Wisconsin and also one of the most respected. We forged and expanded...

Get “HAWS-ed”!

On these hazy, still-chilly, damp early spring days, cheerfully hopping out of bed is hard. Those of us with pets know that lounging will bring our cats, meowing for breakfast, or our dogs, asking to go out. Most of our pets have a routine they don’t like to break –...