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:
HAWS is entering the second year of our expanded outdoor cat assistance program – growth made possible by a substantial grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). This grant has allowed HAWS to open our free Project Guardian spay/neuter services to those outside of Waukesha County, saving even more lives and assisting an even larger community footprint.
BISSELL PET FOUNDATION
HAWS has been awarded funding from the Bissell Pet Foundation to further our work with trap/neuter release initiatives. After spay/neuter, our Seeking Sanctuary program finds housing for cats not suited to typical adoptive homes. These “working” cats live in barns, stables, warehouses and the like, where they are sheltered and cared for while providing helpful rodent control!
Thanks to the Petco Foundation, HAWS continues to achieve no-kill status, three years running! Foundation funding has helped curb even more unwanted litters and win the battle against overpopulation. HAWS’ Spay-Neuter Initiative Program (SNIP) is funded solely by grants and private donations, doing up to 8,000 surgeries each year! The number of incoming stray cats has declined by over 50% since SNIP began in 2003.
Funding from the “Keeping Pets and People Together” grant supports HAWS’ Safe Keep emergency pet boarding program, helps provide supplies for our Community Pet Pantry, and gives basic medical care to those pets whose owners are facing financial hardship. Especially during difficult times, we all look to our pets for comfort and love – and we agree that owners and their pets should stay together!
Every dollar we receive goes such a long way to support and grow our programs and services! These grants are truly both life-changing and life-saving for the animals and people of our community.