Established in 1965, HAWS assists over 6,000 animals and welcomes more than 31,000 human visitors annually. As an "open admissions" shelter we lead the community in animal welfare and assure sanctuary for all animals in need, regardless of age, health or temperament. HAWS is a non-profit, entirely donor-fund organization with an active humane education program, and both wildlife and companion animal rescue services for Waukesha County.
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HAWS bursts into bloom this May with a full slate events and activities.
HAWS presents the Rodent Rally on Sunday, May 19th from 12-3p.m. at the shelter at 701 Northview Road, Waukesha. This new and FREE event is for anyone with a hamster, gerbil, rat, mouse or other pet rodent! Special guest Nicole Waliszewski, DVM, of Brook-Falls Vet Hospital & Exotic Care will discuss common health concerns and treatments. Information on proper small pet housing and diet will also be available.
Nationally recognized animal behaviorist and trainer Kathy Sdao is the featured speaker at a two-day seminar on May 18th and 19th. Using lecture, video, and live demonstrations, Sdao will discuss positive reinforcement and help attendees get “SMART” about animal training. Call HAWS’ Education Department for details at 262-542-8851, x118.
It’s time to register for HAWS’ Kids 'N Critters Day Camp! Children can spend summer interacting with and learning all about animals, responsible pet care, training, health and more. Camps run June through August.
Pet Education is available this summer for 4-legged family members, too! Enroll in one of HAWS’ many dog training classes including Life Skills for Puppies, Basic Manners, Loose Leash Walking, Scent Work, Confident Canine and Dog Play. Classes fill quickly; register now by calling 262-542-8851, x114.
Kitten season has arrived! HAWS’ new training for young felines, Kitten College, will be held Sunday, May 5th and Tuesday May 21st at 6p.m. Save the date for HAWS’ Kitten Shower on Saturday June 15th!
By the way - additional highlights of HAWS’ May Calendar include “Pet”-icures (cats 5/11 & 5/28, small animals 5/8 & 5/18) Puppy Parties every Sunday (4:45p.m), and Pet First Aid (5/18). HAWS’ Mobile Adoption Center visits in May include the New Berlin Safety Fair (5/18) – find out other tour stops at hawspets.org.