HAWS to hold Gerbil Jamboree and Hamster Hoe-Down adoption event this Sunday
 HAWS, the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, Inc. announces a special adoption event this Sunday, October 2nd– the “Gerbil Jamboree and Hamster Hoe Down!”

This adoption promotion runs from noon until 3:00 p.m. and highlights the many small animals available for adoption at the Waukesha animal resource center.  Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions from potential adopters, to ensure the relationships between new caretakers and their pets start on the right paw.

Currently HAWS’ small animal ward is housing almost sixty (60) adoptable little pets including 18 gerbils, 8 hamsters, 2 guinea pigs, a domestic rat, 16 rabbits, 11 birds and 2 ferrets.  With the popularity of small animal pets, the daily census of adoptable small animals in residence at the Waukesha shelter consistently remains high.

“Many people don’t know they can find a small animal for adoption at a shelter,” notes HAWS’ Executive Director Lynn Olenik.  “The Gerbil Jamboree & Hamster Hoe Down is a chance to showcase just how many of these small animals we have up for adoption at HAWS – and at very reasonable adoption prices.  Small animals can make great first pets, and can be a great way for children to learn responsibility and caring skills for all living things.”

Small animal adoption fees range from $5 to $25.  This Sunday small animal adopters will also receive a special gift for their pet as part of the adoption package.


Saturday, October 15th
11am-2pm, lure course open until 3pm
At Elmbrook Humane Society
20950 Enterprise Avenue
Brookfield, WI. 53045
Bring your dog or come adopt one at this free day of fun, food, beer, music, dogs & charity!
All dogs wearing their Halloween costume will receive a prize!
Micro-chipping $20 donation
Games and activities
Pumpkin decorating
Petting Zoo
Prizes for games and contests
Great raffle prizes!
Lure coursing!  Fully fenced in, with stopwatch and radar gun to check speed!  Lure coursing is for dogs of any breed and size and great exercise for the dogs in a non-competitive environment.
Meet animals from Brew City Bully Club, Wisconsin Chihuahua Rescue, Inc., Center for Avian Rehabilitation & Education, Inc., and more!

Dog Adoption Suspension Lifted at Wisconsin Humane Society

The suspension on dog adoptions at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) will be lifted Friday morning at both the Milwaukee and Ozaukee Campuses after test results confirmed an initial group of dogs to be very low risk for contracting the distemper virus. Those dogs will become available on Friday morning at 10:00 a.m.

“We are confident that this group of healthy dogs are not carrying the Canine Distemper Virus,” said Anne Reed, executive director. “In fact, we are offering 25% off all adoptions to help them go home faster.”
The samples tested came from healthy, previously vaccinated dogs and puppies. They demonstrated a high level of antibodies, which defend against distemper infection.
WHS is awaiting more test results on other dogs and puppies and expects more animals to be cleared for adoption in the next few days.
WHS continues to direct Milwaukee dog surrenders to Elmbrook Humane Society and Ozaukee dog surrenders to the Washington County Humane Society, who have both offered their assistance.
For information on available dogs and to fill out an adopter profile, visit or

Central Bark to Host MADACC’s ‘Shelter Stars Showcase’ Dog Adoption Event

The Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC) will hold a “Shelter Stars Showcase” adoption event on Saturday, Oct. 8 from noon to 2 p.m. at Central Bark Doggy Day Care – Menomonee Valley.  Central Bark is located at 333 N. 25thSt. in Milwaukee.  The event will feature adoptable dogs from MADACC and is a great way for people to find a companion animal to add to their family.

Dogs will be available to do meet-and-greets, and foster families will be present to share information about the dogs’ personality and behavior. The adoption fee is $100 and includes age-appropriate vaccinations, spay/neuter, microchipping, heartworm testing, and flea/worm treatment. There is also an additional $12 fee to license a dog over five months old who will reside in Milwaukee County.  To view all of the adoptable animals, visit

MADACC works with over 75 area shelters and rescue groups to place animals into adoption programs so they have a second chance at finding a permanent, caring home.  Dogs and cats that are eligible for placement but have not been taken in by a shelter or rescue group are available for adoption directly from MADACC.

“In 2010, over 3,100 animals were placed into adoption programs.  Over 450 animals were directly placed into new homes from MADACC.  Adoption events like the ‘Shelter Stars Showcase’help connect people looking to add a new companion animal to their family with some of Milwaukee County’s neediest animals,” says Kevin Wilken, MADACC’s shelter supervisor.

MADACC currently rescues and assures safe, temporary shelter, veterinary, and humane care for over 13,000 stray, unwanted, abandoned, mistreated, and injured animals each year — more than any other animal control shelter in Wisconsin. MADACC provides a central location for owners to find and recover their lost pets and is open seven days a week, including evening hours on weekdays.  MADACC also offers low-cost spay/neuter assistance, rabies vaccinations, and micro-chipping services.

For more information about this event or MADACC, visit www.madacc.comor call 414-649-8640.

Brady Street’s 10th Annual Pet Parade- Sunday October 2, 11am – 4pm

This year the party will be bigger than ever to celebrate 10 furry  years on Brady Street!  Critters of all shapes and sizes take to the  streets for this annual pet parade and pet blessing.

This year, in addition to our costume contest, we will also have a  tail wagging contest, and pet/owner look alike contest.  Our Grand Prize for the Costume Contest winner this year will receive a 6 month supply  of Pet Food from locally-made Fromm Family Foods!!!!    

Visit our website to print your registration form or stop by Dragonfly Vintage Goods,  Hybrid Lounge, or EcoPet to pick up your copy today!  (Receive a free  Brady Street drawstring backpack with your registration)

Registration Fees benefit the Wisconsin Humane Society

Spectacular sidewalk sales, great raffles, prizes, canine obedience  demonstrations, vendors and pet readings await at this ever popular  family friendly event

For a complete listing of the day’s activities, visit

If you want to distribute, simply come on down… just bring your own table etc.  I will have 2 blocks closed off on Brady this year to make it easier for everyone and their pets to mingle and check out the other participating vendors!