Celebrating Those Giving HAWS a Helping Hand!

HAWS is grateful for the support we have received from our animal welfare partners! HAWS has been awarded several grants to help fulfill our mission, and assist pets and their people. In alphabetical order: ASPCA HAWS is entering the second year of our expanded...

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...