HAWS Featured Pets: Charlie in Charge and Lucky in Love!


Just look at those “HAWS”-some faces!
If you are looking for the ‘perfect pit’…Charlie is it.   He is 7 years old and a definite family dog.  But, please read up on the Pit Bull breed and remember lots of people don’t get that Pits can be sweet and calm….(that’s defintely Charlie!)  Charlie is good with cats and other dogs and kids are fine, but not if they are too small (he is strong and can knock the little ones over).  He is super-sweet and loving.
Lucky feels just that to be at HAWS because we understand just what kind of home he needs. This 7 year old Pit Bull/American Bulldog mix is strong and goofy and wiggly and waggly – maybe too much for his own good!  (Obedien! ce training would help keep Lucky’s doggie enthusiasm under control.) Lucky isn’t too fond of other dogs (it’s probably that goofy stuff) and cats.  Older kids are OK (that goofy/strong thing again).
If you are looking for a big silly guy to have fun with, then stop on over to HAWS and meet Charlie OR Lucky…they are the best!! For more information about these boys and any of their friends up for adoption check out our Pet Showcase, stop by HAWS or give us a call!
Humane Animal Welfare Society – HAWS
701 No! rthview Road, Waukesha, WI   53188 P.O. Box 834, Waukesha, WI  53187-0834 262-542-8851 www.hawspets.org
Viewing/Adopting Hours Monday through Friday, 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.,
Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sunday, Noon – 4:00 p.m.

Receiving Hours
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, Noon – 4:00 p.m.

Clever Cats Run Amok To Protect Owners From Vindictive Faery Queen In New Children’s Fantasy Book

Maggie Gil creates a whimsical world where pixies and playful cats engage in “The Faery Stone: The Cats of Merryweather Meadows”

 In “The Faery Stone: The Cats of Merryweather Meadows” (ISBN 1475083599), Maggie Gil has created an illustrated children’s book where cats and faeries cavort together in a realm that is invisible to the human eye. Intended for a third through sixth grade audience, the light-hearted fantasy story explains just what lies behind all the crazy jumping and running at invisible things that house cats engage in. The answer, according to Gil, is that cats have “faery sight” and access to the Faerie Realm.

In this fantasy, the main characters are four cats, Nickel, Patches, Dusty and Queenie. With their adopted families, they live on a farm called Merryweather Meadows. One day, a young human toddler named Cade does something accidentally to anger Maeve, the queen of the Faerie Realm. In response, the wrathful Maeve vows revenge. The four cats and some unlikely allies must defend their home and families from the vengeful faeries.

“The Faery Stone” offers an unusual explanation for why cats always seem to be lunging at things that are not even there. Cat owners will laugh in recognition at this hilarious explanation for a feline behavior they know all too well. With its detailed illustrations and lively text, it is intended as a beginning chapter book for older elementary-aged students but can be enjoyed by cat lovers of all ages.

Full of funny moments, tense drama and cat heroics, “The Faery Stone” will make for a light-hearted and fast-paced read sure to be loved by anyone who has ever owned a cat. It aims to appeal to the sympathetic imaginations of young children who have surely wondered what their pets are thinking as they dart from room to room in fast pursuit of nothing. Lively and funny, it is a moving story about people and their pets, and the enduring importance of loyalty, love, friendship, and family.

“The Faery Stone: The Cats of Merryweather Meadows” is available for sale online at Amazon.com and other channels.

About the Author: Maggie Gil lives in a small town in Texas with her husband and young son on a farm very much like Merryweather Meadows. She is an avid reader of fantasy fiction who used her love of the genre to write this book. “The Faery Stone: The Cats of Merryweather Meadows” is her first published novel.

MEDIA CONTACT Maggie Gil E-mail:             maggiegilbooks77@hotmail.com


MADACC’s “Falling for Felines” Purr-fect Paws Cat Adoption Event

  As the leaves begin to change and the days and nights turn cooler, Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC) is hosting a “Falling for Felines” Purr-fect Paws Cat Adoption event on Saturday, September 29th.

 Potential adopters can come to MADACC from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to look for their purr-fect companion. Special adoption fees for the event are: $25 for adult cats, $75 for kittens or $125 for 2 kittens.

 All cats and kittens are vaccinated, de-wormed, micro-chipped (for identification), FeLV (feline leukemia virus) tested, and spayed/neutered. In addition, every cat or kitten adopted will go home with a free “goodie” bag full of gifts lovingly prepared by shelter volunteers.

Adoption volunteers will also educate potential adopters on the process of integrating a kitten or cat into their home. All adopters will be shown how to properly trim their new cat’s claws.

Potential adopters can “pre-qualify” by completing an adoption application in advance at http://www.madacc.com/adoptions.htm and emailing it to adoptmadacc@gmail.com. Applications can also be filled out at MADACC – Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.MADACC is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.MADACC is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.MADACC is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Community Bark Bay View Announces Grand Opening Event October 6-7 to benefit MADACC

At the end of June 2012, Community Bark Dog Wash & Coffee Bar opened the doors of its second location, in Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood. To celebrate its first summer and raise funds for MADACC (Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission), Community Bark announces its Grand Opening event, set for Saturday and Sunday, October 6 – 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on location at 2430 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. in Bay View.

The key MADACC fundraiser for the weekend will be Pack That Pilot, where event attendees are encouraged to donate needed items from MADACC’s Wish List to fill up a Honda Pilot (donated by David Hobbs Honda in Glendale). In exchange, they will receive raffle tickets and discounts for the event. View MADACC’s Wish List at www.madaccfriends.org/support/wish-list/.

In addition to Pack That Pilot, attendees will have the opportunity to join several fun and educational activities with local Milwaukee pet professionals including:


• Ask The Vet with Dr. Dean Beyerinck of Silver Spring Animal Wellness Center

• Skin and Coat Consultations with Isle of Dogs

• Professional Pet Portraits with PEGGY MORSCH life photography

• Private Animal Communication Consultations with Stacy Krafczyk

• Ask the Trainer with Wild Canine Dog Training

Finally, attendees will have the chance to meet the best of the best of MADACC’s adoptable dogs at the Shelter Stars Showcase! Dogs will be available to do meet-and greets, and their foster families will be there to share information about their fosters’ backgrounds.

Community Bark Bay View is one of the key retail tenants in the new Dwell Bay View building, the 70-unit apartment building recently opened on the corner of S. Kinnickinnic Ave. and Conway Ave. Community Bark offers self-service and full-service dog washing and grooming, fantastic dog supplies, as well as the opportunity for its customers to congregate and sip Alterra coffee in the dog-friendly “Barker Lounge.”

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.

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.

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

For more information about the Grand Opening event, email Andrew Appel at andrew@communitybark.net or call Community Bark at 414-744-2275. You can also find more information at www.communitybark.net or www.facebook.com/communitybark.

An easy way to donate to HAWS!


Dear HAWS Family,

As you may know, HAWS is a member of Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee – a federation of local charities that raises money through workplace giving campaigns. If your employer runs a Community Shares Workplace Giving Campaign, please consider making a pledge to HAWS through this campaign!  With the “giving season” soon upon us, there’s no better time.

One of the easiest and most convenient ways to donate to HAWS is through payroll deduction! By dividing your gift among a year’s worth of paychecks, you can make more of an impact than by making a single donation.
Donating simply $20 per paycheck adds up to $480!

We receive all funds pledged to us!  An added bonus is that these funds are “unrestricted,” meaning we can use them wherever they are needed most:

·         HAWS is aggressively fighting the battle of cat overpopulation in our community – and winning! – with Project Guardian, our spay-neuter initiative for barn/outdoor cats.

·         Our Behavior Department and Mod Squad ensure dogs get the chances they deserve with new adoptive families who will love them forever, whatever their needs.

·         Our Animal Rescue Team reunites lost pets with their owners, saves wildlife from peril and works towards positive outcomes for every animal in jeopardy.

·         Annie’s Fund ensures injured shelter pets will be given medical assistance and needed lifesaving treatment.

·         Children and adults, youths to seniors – every age group has learning opportunities in our Education Department, from kids camps to cat-behavior seminars, from Pet First Aid to basic training and beyond.

·         Adopters can count on HAWS as a lifeline.for a lifetime!  We’ll guide you from choosing the right pet through “growing pains” to health and nutrition guidance.  Our staff has the answers to the toughest pet questions.


So talk to your human resources or payroll department today, and get enrolled in Community Shares with HAWS as your charity.

If your employer does not offer the option of giving through Community Shares, and you would like them to start, please email ElysseW@CommunitySharesMKE.org
or call (414) 342-0883 to learn more..


Thanks again for your support of the Humane Animal Welfare Society, and  for helping all the paws and claws at HAWS!