HAWS TAKES IN 2 DOZEN DOGS FROM RESCUE SITUATION

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.

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“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.

HAWS’ COLORFUL, CREATURE-FULL OCTOBER!

Waukesha animal resource center announces annual fundraiser, walk/run

October at HAWS, the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, is colorful and Creature-full!

On Tuesday, October 7th from 6-8pm, HAWS hosts “Tales of Tails” as part of  Waukesha Reads.  Waukesha County Humane Officer Jill Miorana will talk about her fascinating animal investigation work and how residents can help. Extended adoption hours will include adoption specials!

Move Your Mutt for HAWS on October 19th at Genesee Lake Road Park! Featuring 5K, 10K and 1 mile events, “mutts” are welcome to join the 5K and 1 mile routes. Raise $100 in pledges for free registration and win great prizes. Presented by Silver Circle Sports Events, details at hawspets.org.

Join HAWS’ Creatures of the Night at the Marriott West on Friday, October 24th. The annual Halloween fundraiser includes silent auction, raffle, costume contests, adoptable HAWS’ pets, fantastic food, music and more. HAWS also welcomes special guest John Bartlett, nationally acclaimed designer and animal advocate. Admission is $50/person; VIP tables are $1000. Details at hawspets.org or 262-542-8851, x112.

HAWS annual Guinea Pig Primer is Sunday, October 26th from 12-4pm. Learn about housing, behavior and health issues; meet other guinea pig families and share stories! Guinea pigs welcome to attend (in a comfortable carrier) and participate in fun competitions! This event is FREE to attend; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Looking ahead: The Friends of HAWS Holiday Bazaar kicks off the shopping season on Saturday, November 1st from 9am-4pm. Holiday Pet Photos will be available on November 8-9; call 262-542-8851 to reserve your sitting.

HAWS’ colorful October includes seminars on K9 Body Language (10/6) and K9 Behavior Problems (10/28), “Pet”-icures for small animals (10/8 & 18) and cats (10/11 & 28), the monthly Pet First Aid class (10/25) and the GPA-WI greyhound meet’n’greet (10/25). Log on to hawspets.org for times and registration.

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.
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Summer is here and soon the kids will be out of school.  Do you still want to find fun things for them to do?  Well HAWS still has openings in many of our camps this summer!

Camp runs from 9am-4pm each day, with options for additional care starting at 8am and ending at 5pm. 

Camp Gone to the Dogs  

Camp Gone to the Dogs is the most popular camp we offer.  Next week we offer our first session of this camp where kids between the ages of 10 and 14 years of age get split into small groups and care for a shelter dog for the week.  If your animal loving kid is out of school and your interested contact Megan right away to get registered.  She can be reached at:  262-542-8851 x118 or education@hawspets.org

One and Two-Day Camps
Not sure if your child will like camp?  We do have openings in all of our one-day camps and several of our two day camps.  It’s a great way for kids to get a taste of what camp at HAWS is like and they’ll get plenty of time with furry friends.  We have openings in the following sessions:

Friday, June 13

Monday, June 16

Monday, June 30

Tuesday, July 1

Wednesday, July 2

Thursday, July 3

August 18 & 19

August 20 & 21

August 22

Weeklong Camps 

While most of the specialty camps are full, we still have room in many of our regular camps.  During the week the kids will spend time playing with kittens, walking dogs, and meeting other adoptable animals including rabbits, guinea pigs and reptiles.  They’ll also play games, learn about HAWS and animal rescue, do a few crafts and go on a field trip.  These are the sessions with open spots:

June 23-27
July 14-18

July 21-25
July 28-August 1

August 4-8

Registration 

Interested in registering for one of our camps with availability?  Camp information and registration can be found here!

HAWS’ Summer: Camping, Going Mobile…and a Shower!

 Summer at HAWS, the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, means Kids’ Camp, hitting the road with our adoptable pets, and a Shower of kittens!

Kitten season has arrived at HAWS:

·         Adoptable cats from HAWS will appear at the WI-IL Cat Fanciers Show on June 7-8 at the Waukesha Expo Center. Cheer HAWS’ cats to victory in the household division, then take one home!

·         HAWS’ Kitty College sessions for kittens ages 8-15 weeks begin Tuesday, June 17. Help them learn appropriate social skills toward children, adults, and other cats – making them friendlier adult cats with fewer behavior problems! Details and registration at hawspets.org or call 262-542-8851, x114.

·         You’re invited to HAWS’ Kitten Shower on Saturday June 28, from 11am to 3pm. Great adoption specials and special gifts for adult cat adopters, a “Starter Kit” valued at over $50 for the first 30 adoptions, and a sneak peek at HAWS’ Kitty College! Bring a shower gift – ideas at HAWS’ Wish List.

·         Cat Pedicures are available twice monthly at HAWS. Staff and volunteers are available to help with a sometimes challenging grooming issue for cat owners on Saturday, 6/14 or Tuesday, 6/24. Get tips and learn how to easily do pedicures at home for your favorite feline. Suggested donation of $7/cat.

It’s not too late to register for HAWS’ Kids ‘N Critters Day Camp! Spend the summer interacting with and learning all about animals, responsible pet care, training, health and more. Camps run June through August.

HAWS’ dog training classes are a great summer activity for pets and their people. Life Skills for Puppies, Basic Manners, Loose Leash Walking and more; classes fill quickly so register now by calling 262-542-8851, x114. And remember, Puppy Parties are held every Sunday at HAWS at 4:45pm!

HAWS’ Mobile Adoption Center brings happy tails to the community with visits including Jammin’ on Janesville (6/6) and the Garden Mart Pet Expo (6/14). More stops and details at hawspets.org!

Additional highlights of HAWS’ June Calendar include:

·         Canine Body Language seminar (6/5)

·         “Pet”-icures for small animals (6/11 at Pet Supplies Plus, 18610 W. Bluemound Rd.; 6/21 at HAWS)

·         Pet First Aid (6/21) – call 262-879-0165 for details/registration

·         GPA-WI monthly greyhound meet’n’greet in the HAWS’ lobby (6/28)

SAVE THE DATE:  HAWS’ 7th Annual Pet Fair and Ride for Rover V are both set for August 16th!

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.
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HAWS RECEIVES PATHOLOGY REPORT FOR FRAME PARK DOG

 HAWS, the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, has received the results of the necropsy on the dog found near Frame Park in April.

HAWS’ Animal Rescue Team was called to assist when a deceased female Pit Bull was discovered next to the busy railroad tracks adjacent to Waukesha’s Frame Park. Local citizens speculated on social media that the dog had been abused, dying as a result.

According to the pathology report, foul play has been ruled out, as no evidence of bullet or stab wounds or burn trauma were found on the dog. The exact cause of the dog’s injuries is unknown, but they are consistent with those that would be sustained as the result of the dog being hit by a passing train.

The dog was found to be in good nutritional condition, even described as robust.

“We are thankful that community members cared enough to get involved,” noted HAWS Executive Director Lynn Olenik. “Unfortunately, an owner still has not come forward.”

Continued Olenik: “The tragic part of this situation is the dog most likely died alone, without the comfort of her family.”

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.
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HAWS Honors World Spay Day, February 25th

 HAWS, the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, again joins animal rescue organizations around the globe to observe World Spay Day 2014 – Tuesday, February 25th.

In honor of the annual world-wide awareness campaign to prevent pet overpopulation, HAWS’ Spay-Neuter Initiative Program (SNIP) Clinic is providing free spay-neuter services for the pets of qualifying Waukesha County residents this week. Noted Lynn Olenik, HAWS Executive Director: “Our focus is on cats, kittens, Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes – species and breeds most at risk in Waukesha County.”

Olenik continued: “Throughout the entire year, HAWS’ SNIP clinic offers many free and low-cost opportunities for pet owners. Project Guardian, in particular, provides free spays and neuters for those with outdoor/barn cat populations. Since Project Guardian began almost a decade ago, the number of homeless cats coming to HAWS has been reduced by more than 30%. Spay-neuter works!”

HAWS asks for support through “Sponsor-A-Spay” donations to the shelter. A simple donation of $30 covers one cat neuter, and $75 a dog spay. Any amount – $5 to $500 – makes a difference and saves lives! To make a donation, call HAWS at 262-542-8851, visit hawspets.org or send a donation to HAWS SNIP, PO Box 834, Waukesha, WI, 53187-0834.

To promote greater community awareness, area breed rescue groups have been invited to join HAWS for a Spay Day celebration on Wednesday, February 26th at 11:30 a.m., to share cake and tour the shelter’s surgical suite. HAWS veterinarians and SNIP clinic staff will be available to answer questions.

“World Spay Day promotes the control of our pet population in a very positive light,” said Olenik. “And everyone can get involved in Spay Day, by advocating spay and neuter for pets, purchasing a limited edition World Spay Day t-shirt at HAWS, or with a financial contributions,” said Olenik.

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 a myriad of 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 http://www.hawspets.org. Friend us on Facebook or follow our Tweets at “HAWS Waukesha.”
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HAWS Joins Project Blue Collar

HAWS, the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, is joining a national movement in support of the underdog, celebrating HAWS’ adoptable dogs, alumni and rescue dogs in general with Project Blue Collar.
An official launch will be held at HAWS on Saturday, January 18, when all dogs adopted that day will receive a free Project Blue Collar collar. Additional collars will be available for purchase for $10 for those who already have a rescue dog as part of their family. HAWS has always been proud of our adoptable dogs – now every rescue dog owner can help underdogs become heroes and share their pride in their rescued best friend!
 
A charitable company, Project Blue Collar is designed to dispel the myth that shelter dogs are damaged or undesirable. PBC merchandise, including apparel, toys, and accessories, allows owners to raise awareness of their pride in their rescue dog, while helping elevate the status and perception of all rescue dogs.
As a Rescue Network Partner, HAWS benefits from the sale of Project Blue Collar merchandise, both at the Waukesha shelter and through sales at projectbluecollar.com – online shoppers can choose HAWS as the give-back beneficiary at the checkout screen.
 
Adopt 4 paws from HAWS!  Join the ranks of those in support of the underdog by bringing a rescue dog into your home – HAWS is open 7 days a week for viewing and adoptions. Not a “dog person”? Find your best feline, feathered or small and furry friend in our Cat Adoption or Small Animal wards.
 
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 a myriad of 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 http://www.hawspets.org/
Friend us on Facebook or follow our Tweets at “HAWS Waukesha.” 
HAWS: Building a Society that’s Humane.