Become a Member Help HAWS do great things by becoming a member and donating to our cause! Honor your best friend with your gift. Become a member now.

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HAWS is a charitable, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization funded primarily by donations and fundraising events. We receive no governmental tax-based revenues, although 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.

General Donations

General donations, both of money and supplies, help us provide shelter 24/7/365 for lost, abandoned, unwanted or stray companion pets. These are welcome any time! Or, if you prefer, you may request that your gift be designated for a special fund, such as Annie’s Fund for homeless animals needing medical care; the HAWS Mobile Adoption center; the Small Animal Fund for care of HAWS’ rabbits, etc.; and sponsorships for our SNIP clinic, special events or educational programs. HAWS is the best resource for our community’s pets and their people, now and always.

Workplace Giving

If you participate in your employer’s workplace giving campaign, consider designating your contributions to HAWS. Workplace giving is an easy, convenient way to show your support for our mission. HAWS is now also part of COMMUNITY SHARES MILWAUKEE! CommunitySharescolorlogo_123x46 Ask your employer to participate today! And, be sure to look into the possibility of doubling your money! You may 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 our development office; we’ll submit it and let you know when we receive your employer’s matching grant.

“Sponsor-A-Pet” at HAWS through

Are you a regular viewer of our Pet Showcase? Is there a special face that has caught your eye, but isn’t quite right for you? Through, the host of our adoptable Pet Showcase, you can make a donation to HAWS in honor of that special pet. Once you’re on the information page for a particular adoptable pet from HAWS, look for the green SPONSOR ME button near the top. Click and donate – it’s that easy!

Recycle for HAWS!

Alter Metal Recycling’s Pewaukee Yard, located at W229 N598 Foster Court, Waukesha, has set up an account for HAWS. Anyone can bring in scrap metal and donate it to the shelter. Use the code HAWS65 and Alter Metal will credit HAWS the value of the metal you bring in and present HAWS with a check each month! Learn more here.

Donate to HAWS Today!

General donations help us provide shelter 24/7 365 for lost, abandoned, unwanted or stray companion pets.
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