When a stray animal arrives at HAWS, our ultimate goal is to happily reunite owner and pet! Receiving a lost pet report from the owner missing their pet greatly helps us in this process.

HAWS contracts with most Waukesha County municipalities as the intake and holding facility for lost pets. Per Wisconsin State Law, stray animals are held for 4 days before becoming property of the holding facility and being available to be placed for adoption.

Animal-at-large fees, licensing, boarding, vaccination records and the like may be due before your pet can be reclaimed. Our Animal Rescue Team can guide you through the process to reclaim your lost pet, with information specific to your city or town.

For additional information, please call us at 262-542-8851. We are open 7 days a week and on-call 24/7.

To ensure we can quickly contact you when we have news of your lost pet, or your pet arrives at HAWS, PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR PHONE NUMBER ON YOUR LOST REPORT!!! 


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