WAUKESHA — HAWS, the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, has been named the 2010 County Executive Awards Large Non-Profit of the Year.
The award is chosen by an independent panel of judges including business executives, community leaders and past award winners, who “assess how each nominee contributes to the success of Waukesha County and the people they serve.” Nominations are requested by the office of Waukesha County Executive Daniel P. Vrakas.
In a release from the Department of the County Executive , Vrakas stated he “is pleased to announce the winners for the excellence they demonstrate as a successful organization in the community. We received many outstanding nominees for the County Executive Awards this year. The number of exceptional business, government and nonprofit agencies available to residents in Waukesha County make all of us very proud.”
“We are so proud to be a part of Waukesha County , and tremendously honored to be recognized in this way,” said HAWS Executive Director Lynn Olenik. “As a community-based organization we know how important it is to have the support of those we serve. This award will make us strive even harder to fulfill the needs of our community and remain a strong organization for the Waukesha County area.”
A luncheon in celebration of the winners will be held Thursday, October 14. More details on the luncheon are available through the Waukesha County administration offices.
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. Our newly-expanded shelter is located at 701 Northview Road in Waukesha , Wisconsin . For more information call (262) 542-8851 or log onto our website at www.hawspets.org. Friend us on Facebook or read our blog on WaukeshaNOW.com!