What are the ‘Next Steps’ for HAWS?

As we close out our facility expansion campaign the natural question is “What are the next steps for HAWS?”  The bricks and mortar expansion will consume quite a bit of time, but meanwhile we remain focused on the needs of our community’s animals. HAWS is much more...

Recognizing Kindness in Youth

Last year we touched the lives of over 7,000 young people who took part in educational offerings here at HAWS. The way for us to change the circumstances of animals in our community for the better is to reach our youth, exposing them to the wonders of animals and all...

Thank you for being that “Special Someone”

To our volunteers, donors, staff and all in the HAWS Family: I’m not sure you realize how special you are. In our February newsletter, we talked about “Being that Special Someone.” But YOU already are. For us to move forward into a no-kill community, it will take many...

Building a No-Kill COMMUNITY

HAWS is constantly working to achieve and maintain the benchmarks, as outlined by the No-Kill Coalition, for our shelter. (The complete list – and how HAWS compares – is available here.) But, at HAWS we are striving to reach an even larger goal: Building a No-Kill...

WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS…

That song sticks out in my mind as we are faced with a few special residents this holiday season. We had a little “Christmas Miracle” with CHANCE, the German Shepherd who was hit by a car last week. Thanks to the Police in Menomonee Falls, HAWS’ Rescue Team, the staff...

The Mod Squad Celebrates its 1,000th Graduate!

My sincerest THANK YOU to all the members of HAWS’ Mod Squad, past and present, for the work you do. The Mod Squad began back when, at the decision to euthanize a dog, an employee spoke up and said, “there just has to be more we can do.” It wasn’t a question or...