Waukesha animal resource center holds annual Walkathon, hosts new Carroll U. course
HAWS, the Humane Animal Welfare Society of
Waukesha County, has an a-May-zing month of activities planned for pets and
Support the HAWS cause on foot or online! The Friends of
HAWS present the 28th
Annual HAWS Pet Walkathon on May 7th from 9:00a.m. –
3:00p.m. at Sussex Village Park. This fundraiser features HAWS’ adoptable pets,
several special award presentations, demonstrations on pet cuisine and first
aid, contests and prizes, celebrity guests, great food, shopping, and more.
Details, registration forms and online fundraising links are available at the
special Walkathon page of www.hawspets.org.
From May 9th –
27th HAWS hosts the pilot session of a new undergraduate course
for Carroll University biology students. The course, Theory and Practice
of Animal Training, gives students the opportunity for hands-on practice of
techniques they have been studying in animal behavior classes at Carroll, in a
supervised yet real-world environment. Course instructor is HAWS’ Behavior
Department manager and adjunct Carroll faculty member Dr. Claudeen McAuliffe.
Class projects will allow students to discover the individual learning styles of
the animals they work with, construct a “functional analysis” (why dogs do what
they do) of canine behaviors, and develop and teach a group dog training class.
While the students learn, HAWS’ adoptable pets will gain quality of life
enhancement from the exercises.
HAWS’ Mobile Adoption Center celebrates May with
appearances including Pug Fest (May 15th) and New Berlin Safety Day
(May 21st). HAWS has also been chosen as the beneficiary for Casa
del Rio of Waukesha’s annual Margaritafest (May 20th –
21st). All Mobile visits are detailed on the Mobile page of hawspets.org.
Prepare for seasonal weather and outdoor emergencies.
Plan for your pet by having an emergency kit stocked with basic pet needs –
including any medications, food and water – ready to go. Also research
emergency housing options for your pet; have a back-up person ready if you are
unable to take care of your pet.
Do a quick survey of landscaping, fences, patios, decks and
garage areas for hazards such as toxic plants or bedding; too-easy-to-find
fertilizers; sharp tools and edges; splintering wood and the like. Make sure
outside play time is safe time!
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 all animals in need, while offering educational programs and
services to promote responsible pet ownership and prevent animal abuse. The
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 at “HAWS