HAWS, the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, has taken in 23 dogs from a neighboring county when the Jefferson County Humane Society requested HAWS’ take control of a dog rescue situation.
“Monday, October 20th, Jefferson County asked for our assistance with the intake of dogs from a rescue situation,” noted HAWS’ Executive Director Lynn Olenik. “It was the worst possible time for our sister shelter as they are in transition, but we were able to step in and more than happy to help out.”
The dogs arrived at HAWS terribly matted, and in need of spay or neuter surgery, vaccinations and other medical treatment. Breeds included Cairn Terrier and Schnauzer mixes, plus 2 lab mix puppies.
“The transformation of these dogs has been a remarkable team effort,” continued Olenik. “On Monday afternoon, local groomers volunteered their time to turn each pup into an adorable, clean little dog. On Tuesday and Wednesday, HAWS’ performed spays and neuters, secured the necessary foster homes and got in the routine of caring for an additional 20 dogs in our kennel. HAWS’ Behavior Department team worked to socialize and calm the dogs while completing evaluations to get them ready for the adoption floor.”
Several dogs have been transferred to foster homes – including a new mother and her puppies. Many are now available for adoption at HAWS, 701 Northview Road. For information on the available dogs, prospective homes are asked to call 262-542-8851 or visit during shelter viewing hours. HAWS is open for adoptions 7 days a week: Monday – Friday from 1:00-6:00pm, Saturday from 11:00am-4:00pm and Sunday from 12:00-4:00pm.
A special thank you from HAWS to the groomers at Paws for a Moment, Petlicious Dog Bakery & Pet Spa and Styl’n Companions Pet Spa for their volunteer efforts!
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 and full service 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 hawspets.org. Friend us on Facebook at “Humane Animal Welfare Society” and follow our Tweets at “HAWS_Waukesha.” HAWS: Building a Society that’s Humane.