HAWS is a charitable, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization funded primarily by donations and fundraising events.

HAWS receives no governmental tax-based revenues; some local governments do contract with us for animal control (impound) services on a cost basis. Funds raised are used to provide for our animals, including proper veterinary care, quality food, warm beds and entertaining toys. Funds also support education and outreach programs that promote responsible pet ownership and prevent animal abuse and neglect.

All donations are fully tax deductible as allowed by law. We are listed on and with the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. View our complete listing on Guidestar by typing in our EIN (39-6108644) on their homepage.

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General Donations

General donations of both money and supplies, help HAWS provide shelter and care 24/7/365 for lost, abandoned, unwanted or stray companion pets. You may request that your gift be designated for a special fund including:


Become a Member

Membership in HAWS provides continuous, sustaining support to animal care and programs. Annual and Sustaining memberships are available.


Buy a Brick, Tile or Plaque

Honor a loved one – person or pet – with a brick in our memorial walkway, or a tile or plaque within HAWS’ shelter. Several price points are available.


Remember HAWS in your Will or Estate

Call 262-542-8851 to learn more, or contact your personal financial planner to get started. Join HAWS’ legacy donors.


Workplace Giving

Workplace giving is an easy, convenient way to show your support for our mission! Simply designate your contributions to HAWS. HAWS is also part of Community Shares Milwaukee – ask your employer to participate. You may also be able to increase your gift to HAWS through a workplace matching gift program. Many companies will match or even double charitable contributions made by their employees; ask your personnel administrator about your employer’s policy. Sign and send the paperwork to HAWS and we will submit for the matching grant.


Get Social for HAWS

HAWS encourages you to use your social networks to make an impact for the animals! Facebook fundraisers bring in substantial donations, and no fees are charged to HAWS or your donors! Click on “Fundraisers” and select Humane Animal Welfare Society – HAWS of Waukesha as your Non-Profit. Share with your Friends and #SupporttheHAWScause as part of our #CaringCommunity!


Get Creative with Fundraising!

From lemonade stands to supply drives to corporate pay-to-pet events, there are many different ways for people of all ages to help the animals and programs at HAWS. 

Contact our Mobile Adoption Center at 262-542-8851, x106 to schedule a visit, and learn more about opportunities for corporate teams by calling 262-542-8851, x125.

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