THE NATURE OF DOGS “OPENING DAY” Waukesha animal shelter, museum partner for exhibit April 10 – June 12

WAUKESHA ­­— April 2010 — Waukesha’s Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) and the Waukesha County Museum proudly present The Nature of Dogs, opening Saturday, April 10, with a special party from Noon to 2:00 p.m.

The Nature of Dogs, on exhibit from April 10 – June 12 at 101 W. Main St. , Waukesha , features the fine art photography of Mary Ludington.  Notes HAWS Executive Director Lynn Olenik: “Ms. Ludington’s works showcase many of our favorite canine breeds and embraces their spirit and heart.  This show is a must-see for any dog lover.” 

As the first stop on the exhibit’s tour, HAWS and the Museum are marking the 9-week run with special event nights, seminars and fun activities for all ages.

This Saturday, April 10, is “Opening Day” at the Museum.  Join special guest Marilynn Mee from 96.5 WKLH at the official kick-off party for the exhibit from Noon – 2:00 p.m.  Giveaways include free admission to the Museum and HAWS bracelets to the first 96 people to arrive, and doggie bags for their pets – yes, pets are welcome!  Stop in to meet HAWS’ adoptable animals at the Mobile Adoption Center.  Popcorn and hotdogs will be served to complete the “tail”-gate.

Mark your calendar for Rescue Night at the Museum, April 23rd, 5-8pm.  This exciting event will feature a meet-and-greet with local breed rescue groups and their representatives – both human and canine.  Making a very special appearance that evening will be The Nature of Dogs photographer herself, Mary Ludington!

See all The Nature of Dogs info at or

HAWS, a non-profit organization established in 1965, assists over 6,000 animals each year and welcomes more than 31,000 human visitors to our shelter annually.  As an “open admissions” shelter HAWS assures sanctuary for animals in need while offering educational programs and services to promote responsible pet ownership and prevent animal abuse.  
HAWS is located at 701 Northview Road in Waukesha , Wisconsin .
For more information call (262) 542-8851 or log onto our website at  

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