Getting Kids Involved!


HAWS is thrilled to host your troop or group for a tour of HAWS between the beginning of September and the end of May. We do not run tours during the summer months because of our Kids ‘N Critters Day Camp, which runs from the middle of June through August.

Tours are given on weekdays starting at noon, with the last tour beginning at 4:30pm. Tours last about one hour and include a discussion about what HAWS does for animals and the community, researching a pet before you bring it home, and what it means to be a responsible pet owner. After the tour, 15 minutes is reserved to meet and learn about some of the adoptable pets at HAWS.

Because HAWS closes most evenings at 6:00 p.m. and we use our meeting rooms for training classes, seminars and other activities, we cannot schedule tours to start after 4:30 p.m. We also are unable to conduct tours on weekends, as it is difficult to run a tour when HAWS is at our busiest!

There is no charge for our tours, but we strongly encourage donations of either cash or items from our Wish List.

Tours must be pre-scheduled. The first semester of the school year generally has the best availability. Tours during the second semester are often booked a month or two in advance; so please call early if you have a specific date and time in mind.

To schedule a tour call:  262-542-8851 x118

Service Projects

Looking for a fun service project or craft? We have quite a few to choose from with varying time and skill requirements.

HAWS Wish List

Rubbermaid Cat Shelter – help keep a community cat warm and dry!

Snuffle Mat – enrichment toy for dogs

Braided Fleece Tug Toy for dogs

Operation Happy Sock — catnip toy for cats (note — socks should be child sized!)

Pom Pom Toy – for cats

Milk Jug Ring Toy for cats

Fish Training Treats — want to bake? This is great for dogs or cats!

Tennis Ball Rope Toy for dogs

Scratching Post for cats

No Sew Fleece Blanket for cats

Award Projects (Silver & Gold Awards, Eagle Scout Projects): We would be happy to help your scouts achieve their awards! Just give us a call at 262-542-8851, x120 or email at: [email protected]

Donate to HAWS Today!

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