Are Animals Your Legacy?

Ah spring – such a wonderful time of year. Everything is changing from subtle shades to bright and brilliant greens. April is full of transition and growth. At HAWS it’s a time to open the shelter doors and let in the fresh air! Everyone is looking forward to time on...

At HAWS, we LOVE Warm and Fuzzy!

This time of year is always one of my favorites, because of its “warm and fuzzy” connection. In years past, animal sheltering involved a large amount of heartache. Too many pets, not enough people; animals that came to us with little or no veterinary care from...

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...