HAWS Staff Choice Pet

Hi, I’m Dexter, and I’m a Super-Sweet Pit Bull Terrier!
Since I just had my first birthday, I still have a lot of puppy in me and I am full of energy!   I need some obedience training but I am eager to learn.   I’m OK with cats and even ferrets, (and donkeys!  Remember our stray donkey?!?!) but some fellow canines may find me a little too enthusiastic.   I need a home that has time to make me not only the greatest Pit Bull ever but the Best Dog Ever.
So, if you have the time and energy, stop in at HAWS, talk to the behavior staff and meet me.   I am the best guy you could ever want!
Dexter and all his adoptable buddies at HAWS are available for viewing 7 days a week…


Recall Information


Diamond Naturals Small Breed Adult Dog Lamb & Rice Formula Dry Food Added to Recall

May 18, 2012

Diamond Naturals Small Breed Adult Dog Lamb & Rice Formula samples, 6 pound and 18 pound bag sizes, manufactured on Aug. 26, 2011, have been added to the limited voluntary recall, due to potential exposure to Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported.

The product was distributed in the following states, further distribution through other pet food channels may have occurred:

  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Wisconsin

Production Code & Best Before Dates:

DSL0801, 20-Oct-2012 (Product manufactured on Aug 26, 2011 and packaged on Oct. 20, 2011)

DSL0801, 26-Aug-2012

DSL0801, 27-Sept- 2012 (Product manufactured on Aug. 26, 2011 and packaged on Sept. 27, 2011)

DSL0801, 18-Oct- 2012 (Product manufactured on Aug. 26, 2011 and packaged on Oct. 18, 2011)

DSL0801, (Samples)

Pet owners who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall, or who would like replacement product or a refund, may contact Diamond Pet Foods via a toll free call at 1-866-918-8756, Monday through Sunday, 8 am – 6pm EST.

Diamond Pet Foods apologizes for any issues this may have caused pet owners and their pets.



Bark at St. Mark’s

Bring your best fluffy friend for a FREE dog blessing
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
1314 E. Rawson Ave
(East of Howell Ave.)
South Milwaukee
Sunday, June 10th 8:30AM
Sun. June 10th, Father John Allen will be conducting a free Outdoor Dog Blessing and mass at 9:00AM.  After the blessing, enjoy complimentary picnic style food, fresh off the grill, check out great pet friendly businesses and visit with Father John and the friendly folks of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.
A Professional pet photograph opportunity will be available for a small donation & the Silent Auction & Raffle area is filled with lots of fun!  Proceeds will help families & animals in the community.

The Humane Society of the United States Presents Animal Care Expo 2012 in Las Vegas

World’s largest animal sheltering conference and tradeshow opens at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino May 21-24

Presented by The Humane Society of the United States, Animal Care Expo is celebrating its 21st year as the world’s largest international education and trade show in the fields of animal care, sheltering and rescue. Animal Care Expo 2012 will be held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The conference includes more than 70 workshops, as well as exhibits and seven daylong certificate courses. More than 1,800 local leaders from animal shelters, rescue groups, and animal care agencies are expected to attend the HSUS training conference.

“Every year The Humane Society of the United States brings together the largest gathering of animal care, sheltering and rescue professionals from around the world to celebrate successes, share ideas and learn something new,” said Betsy McFarland, vice president for companion animal issues at The HSUS. “The annual Animal Care Expo is designed to lift up the entire field of animal sheltering and rescue by providing animal welfare workers with valuable workshops, exhibits and courses specifically devoted to the most innovative and groundbreaking developments in our field.”
The United States continues to move closer to the goal of ending the euthanasia of healthy and treatable pets in animal shelters. In the last two years alone, euthanasia in shelters has decreased by 10 percent and, despite a bleak economy, the proportion of pets in homes that were adopted from animal shelters and rescue groups has risen from 27 to 29 percent. On the international front, improvements are being made for the lives of millions of suffering street animals through spay/neuter, vaccinations, veterinary training and humane education. With a commitment to animal welfare steadily increasing worldwide, more pets across the globe share homes with caring families than ever before.
Expo workshops will cover a wide-range of issues, from creative marketing ideas to increasing adoptions and expanding the reach of the animal welfare field into under-served communities to exploring the latest advances in sterilization—such as nonsurgical sterilization—and implementing the Association of Shelter Veterinarian’s guidelines to improve shelter operations, improve medical care for animals, and, most importantly, save more lives.
A highlight of Expo 2012 will be a special book signing held for Expo attendees by The HSUS’ President and CEO, Wayne Pacelle. The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them (William Morrow; On Sale Now) is Pacelle’s first book and has been listed as a best-seller on the New York Times’ non-fiction list. The book is a compassionate, insightful and comprehensive examination of our special connection to all creatures, written by one of America’s most important champions of animal welfare.
Visit animalsheltering.org/expo for additional information about The HSUS’ Animal Care Expo 2012.


Waukesha animal center is charity of choice for annual ‘fun’-draising event

HAWS, the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, has again been chosen as the beneficiary of Casa del Rio’s annual Margaritafest, the weekend fundraising party at the popular Waukesha restaurant.
The event runs Friday, May 18th and Saturday, May 19th at 408 E. Main Street, Waukesha.  Friday’s festivities run from 4 – 11pm and feature FREE admission with a donated item from HAWS’ Wish List.  The cookout will include a trivia contest at 6:30pm, raffle prizes, giveaways and music by Los Guys from 7 – 11pm.  The Bacardi Girls will keep things hopping at the outside bar area.
On Saturday, the action happens between 2 – 11pm, with a Zumba Dance Workout kicking things off from 2-4pm.  The evening will again include a cookout, outside bar, more trivia (6:30pm) and raffle prizes, music by Sound Therapy from 7 – 11pm and a visit from the Jose Cuervo Girls.
Proceeds from the weekend and sales from raffle tickets will be donated to HAWS.  HAWS’ Mobile Adoption Center will have pictures of adoptable pets on display, and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about the shelter and it’s programs for the community.

Cover charge for Margaritafest 2012 is $3.

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.  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 Waukesha.” #     #     #

Pet Poison Helpline Announces New iPhone Application and Mobile-enabled Website

The veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline continue to bring poison prevention information to pet owners and veterinarians, this time putting it at their fingertips on their smartphones.

 Pet Poison Helpline now offers a handy iPhone application that contains an extensive database of foods, drugs, chemicals and plants commonly found in the home and yard that are poisonous to pets. Always available with or without Internet access or cell phone service, the iPhone app has a powerful indexing feature that allows users to search for toxins, cross-referencing them by common and scientific terms.
The iPhone application’s comprehensive database includes more than 250 toxins, each with a description, list of symptoms and a full color photo, which is very helpful for identifying poisonous plants and flowers. The photos can be expanded to full screen size for easy identification with just the tap of a button. Each toxin entry has a bright yellow banner across the top that indicates the potential severity of the toxin, from “mild to moderate,” to “moderate to severe.” When in the midst of a potential emergency, users can dial Pet Poison Helpline directly from the application on their phone. Called Pet Poison Help, the iPhone app costs $0.99 and is available on iTunes. More information is available here.

Pet Poison Helpline has also mobile-enabled their newly redesigned website, which is a comprehensive resource for pet owners and veterinarians. This means that when accessed via a smartphone, the information on www.petpoisonhelpline.com is optimized for mobile environments, presenting concise information on easy-to-navigate screens. The layout is simple and fonts are large for easy reading. It’s an invaluable resource on a smartphone anytime, but when potential emergencies arise, pet owners and veterinarians can access vital information within moments. The mobile-enabled version of the website displays concise emergency instructions for dealing with poisoned pets, as well a list of poisons, a direct dial feature to Pet Poison Helpline, and links to additional information for pet owners and veterinarians. If you have a smart phone, be sure to add Pet Poison Helpline’s mobile app to your home screen for pet safety tips and information at your fingertips.
“Our iPhone application and mobile-enabled website provide life-saving information wherever you may be with your pet,” said Justine Lee, DVM, DACVECC and associate director of veterinary services for Pet Poison Helpline. “In addition to being a vital resource in time-sensitive, emergency situations, they will create awareness by making information about pet toxins convenient to access on smartphones. It may be the best $0.99 you can spend for your four-legged friend!”
The veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline suggest bookmarking www.petpoisonhelpline.com on your smartphone, and if you are an iPhone user, purchasing the iPhone application for a more comprehensive user experience.
As always, if you think your pet may have ingested something harmful, take action immediately. Contact your veterinarian or Pet Poison Helpline at 1-800-213-6680. Pet Poison Helpline is the most cost-effective animal poison control center in North America charging only $39 per call; this includes unlimited follow-up consultations. Pet Poison Helpline just released a native app, or a mobile friendly version of its website.
About Pet Poison Helpline
Pet Poison Helpline, an animal poison control center based out of Minneapolis, is available 24 hours, seven days a week for pet owners and veterinary professionals that require assistance treating a potentially poisoned pet. The staff provides treatment advice for poisoning cases of all species, including dogs, cats, birds, small mammals, large animals and exotic species. As the most cost-effective option for animal poison control care, Pet Poison Helpline’s fee of $39 per incident includes follow-up consultation for the duration of the poison case. Pet Poison Helpline is available in North America by calling 800-213-6680. Additional information can be found online at www.petpoisonhelpline.com.

Bruno Has Found His Forever Home!

Animal Fairy Charities and Castaway Pet Rescue is please to announce that Bruno has found his “forever home!”

While his foster family was away on vacation, his temporary foster was immediately charmed by Bruno and fell in love with him.
Lin and Bruno are a match made in heaven.  They love going to the beach and parks together and Bruno even loves to help her garden.
Now all Lin needs to do is find a tree to plant in that big hole he dug for her!

Sometimes…. Sometimes we find just what we need when we least expect it and that’s exactly what happened for Bruno. The most exciting thing for all of his fans that live in the Wisconsin area and the Illinois area, especially for all of his castaway family, Bruno will stay living in Illinois!
Animal Fairy Charities will continue to support Bruno  in partnership with Castaway Pet Rescue with his therapy. So basically, for right now, Bruno is in his permanent foster home.
Castaway Pet Rescue and Animal Fairy Charities would like to see Bruno up on all fours permanently.

Animal Fairy Charities, Inc. https://www.animalfairycharities.org/