HAWS “HOPS” TO “EXTREMES” THIS MARCH

Waukesha animal resource center hosts annual Bunny Day, makeover competition

HAWS, the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, is filling the month of March with a gamut of unique and fun learning opportunities and activities.
HAWS’ Annual Bunny Dayis set for Sunday, March 18, from noon – 4:30 p.m.  This educational event is for those considering adopting a rabbit or anyone that already shares their home with a rabbit but would like to know more!  The day includes a showing of the documentary “Equal Hoppertunity,” a discussion of Bunny Basics 101 with George Flentke, and Charlotte-Ann Chenery presents “This Place is Going to the Buns! How House Rabbits Change our Interior Landscape.”  A raffle and the “bunny boutique” complete the day.  All proceeds help homeless rabbits – admission is $5; children under 12 are free but must come with a parent.

 The 2nd annual grooming competition to benefit the shelter, Extreme Makeover:  HAWS Edition, is Sunday, March 25. Twelve local groomers will be competing at HAWS, using adoptable shelter dogs as their canvas. The public is invited to come watch the transformations from “shelter dog” to star!  Grooming work begins at noon; judging by Suesan Watson, Certified Master Groomer, will be completed by 4:00 p.m.  Vendors will be on hand with samples, and there will be raffle prizes and a doggie treat bake sale.  This is a FREE event!

HAWS’ Mobile Adoption Center “brings happy tails” into the community, again participating in the annual Dog Day with the Milwaukee Admirals on Sunday, March 25; gametime is 3:00 p.m.  Purchase game tickets to benefit HAWS by calling Brian at 414-227-0567.  Check out the entire month’s Mobile stops at hawspets.org.

Donate to HAWS while you’re running errands on March 25, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the New Berlin Pick’n’Save at 15445 W. National Ave.  Girl Scout Troop 2212 is collecting pet food and toys, blankets and newspapers for HAWS as part of their Bronze Award Project.  Help two great groups at once!

Highlights from HAWS’ March Calendar:

  • “Keep Your Puppy & Your Sanity” on 3/4 or “Solve Common Canine Behavior Problems” on 3/5 – both are FREE seminars!  Call Khris at 262-542-8851, x118 to register.
  • Pedicures for Cats and Small Animal are available – check our March calendar for dates/locations.
  • Two First Aid for Pets sessions will be offered, on 3/10 and 3/31.  Register by calling 262-879-0165.

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 www.hawspets.org. Friend us on Facebook at “HAWS Waukesha.”

A HOWL-Y, JOWL-Y HOLIDAY TO ALL FROM HAWS

December a month of joy and “fun”-draising at Waukesha animal resource center 

Amid the changing seasons, a constant remains:  HAWS, the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, is the best resource for the Waukesha County community’s pets and their people.
Thousands look to HAWS each year for help, and community support allows HAWS to provide care and training to adoptables before and after their stay at the shelter; spay-neuter services for shelter residents, rescue groups and low-income households; an abundance of educational opportunities including Kids ‘N Critters camp, Critter Club, K’HAWS, individual behavior consults, free seminars and more…for all members of the family!  Adopt, Learn, Give – Support the HAWS Cause today!
Send the kids to HAWS’ Winter Kids ‘N Critters Day Camp.  Held December 26-30, sessions include both 2- and 3-day camps and are available for children ages 7 – 13 years.  Spots fill quickly – call 262-542-8851, x118 today!

Highlights from a busy, festive December at HAWS:
·         HAWS presents the Winter Symposium on December 3, focusing on alternative approaches to pet care and training.  The participant fee is $135; proceeds to benefit HAWS.  Call 262-542-8851, x204 for registration.
·         Help HAWS and get a FREE 5×7 Portrait!  Photographer/artist Thomas Paul Moran of Studio 723, 723 Clinton St., Waukesha, will take photos of people and their pets during the downtown Waukesha Art Crawl on December 3, from 4:00-10:00pm.  100% of donations go to HAWS, call 262-391-3903 for an appointment.
·         Bring the entire family to HAWS for a FREE screening of “The Christmas Bunny” on Sunday, December 18. Showtime is 1:00pm for this new movie starring Florence Henderson as “the Bunny Lady” and Rupert the French Mini Lop rabbit as “Rumple.”  Win prizes and learn about HAWS’ adoptable small animals.  Concessions/snacks will be available for purchase; donations gladly accepted – see the HAWS Wish List!
·         HAWS’ Mobile Adoption Center helps with holiday prep!  Meet HAWS at the Brookfield PetSmart Pet Adoption Weekend, December 3 – 4 from 11:00am-4:00pm., and get a photo-op with Santa!  On December 10 come to Paws & Purrs Pet Grooming, 15136 W. National Ave in New Berlin, for an open house/ toy drive for HAWS!  Meet’n’greet with HAWS adoptables from 12:00-3:00pm, and decorate a “pupcake.”
·         Give the gift of life at the Blood Center of Wisconsin’s (human) Blood Drive at HAWS on December 22.  Online registration is available at www.bcw.edu/HAWS or by calling HAWS at 262-542-8851.
·         Learn at a FREE seminar:  “Keep your Puppy and Your Sanity” on December 4 or “Solve Common K9 Behavior Problems” on December 5.  Details and registration at www.hawspets.org or 262-542-8851.
·         Spiff up Fluffy with a Cat Pedicure on December 10, from 9:30-10:30am.  $7 suggested donation per cat.
·         The monthly First Aid for Pets class is December 17.  Get details and/or register by calling 262-879-0165.
All HAWS events are detailed at hawspets.org – just click on Upcoming Events to learn more.
NOTE:  HAWS will be open for receiving only on December 24, from 9:00am-3:00pm, and closed to the public on December 25.  Regular hours will resume on December 26.
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 all 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.”

HAWS IS STRUTTING OUR STUFF ON THE CATWALK

Fashion for Paws runway show benefit set for October 14

HAWS, the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, Inc. announces a brand new event, with all proceeds to benefit animal care and the programs and services of the Waukesha pet resource center.

On Friday, October 14, 2011 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., HAWS Fashion for Paws guests will flock like paparazzi to Silver Spring Golf and Banquet Center, N56 W21318 Silver Spring Dr.  Cocktails, wine and appetizers will be served while attendees take in a revolutionary runway fashion show featuring clothing from local shoppes Boutique B’Lou, Faye’s, Georgie Consignment and Next Door.  Each year, hundreds of area residents attend HAWS’ fall fundraiser to support the shelter and have fun…and this year also for fresh fall fashion!
Admission is $75 per person; advance tickets can be purchased at the HAWS shelter, online at www.hawspets.org and at the event itself.  Sponsorships and reserved tables are available by contacting HAWS at 262-542-8851, x112.  Along with the runway show the event will include silent and voice auctions and a meet’n’greet with HAWS adoptable pets.
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.”

HAWS “FALLS” FOR THE SEASON

Waukesha animal resource center holds Annual Meeting, fundraisers, meet’n’greets

HAWS,the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, announces special events, activities and seminars for pets and their people in September and October.

HAWS’ Annual Meeting is Monday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m., featuring the year in review and election of Board of Directors members.  Everyone is welcome; voting is by those holding a HAWS’ membership only.

HAWS’ Mobile Adoption Center visits the Shoppes at Fox River, Sunset Ave. in Waukesha, on 9/3 for a Brat Fry at Pick ‘n’ Save and a special adoptable pets meet’n’greet at Petco-Waukesha.  HAWS’ adoptables will take part in the PetSmart Adoption Weekend at the Brookfield store on 9/10.  Walgreen’s of Muskego rolls out the red carpet for the Mobile crew on 9/17, with a food drive and pet photo booth – proceeds donated to HAWS.  All Mobile visits – including the regular monthly stops at area Petco stores – are detailed on the Upcoming Events calendar page of hawspets.org.

Two FREE HAWS’ seminars in September will help you Solve Common K9 Behavior Problems (9/12 at 6:30 p.m.) and learn How to Raise a Puppy and Keep your Sanity (9/25 at 12:30 p.m.)  Pre-registration is  required for both seminars.

Rounding out HAWS’ busy month are many Dog Training classes (start dates/times vary), the Friends of HAWS monthly planning meeting (9/14), Small Pet Pedicures (9/14 at Pet Supplies Plus, 9/17 at HAWS) and Cat Pedicures (9/10), the First Aid for Pets seminar (9/17) and GPA-WI Greyhound meet’n’greet (9/24).  Read more on the Upcoming Events calendar page of hawspets.orgEvents are at HAWS unless otherwise noted.

Strut your stuff for HAWS!  HAWS’ annual fall fundraiser is fast approaching.  This year Fashion for Paws, for HAWS is Friday, October 14, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Silver Spring Country Club.  The cocktails and appetizers event features a runway show with styles from local shoppes including Boutique B’Lou, Faye’s, Georgie Consignment and Next Door.  Check the Event webpage on hawspets.org for details, ticket sales and sponsorship/donation opportunities!

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 all 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.”

HAWS GETS “REVVED UP” FOR RIDE FOR ROVER II

Waukesha animal
resource center hosts 2nd annual event

HAWS – the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County –announces the 2nd annual Ride for Rover motorcycle run, Saturday, August 27th.  Riders and non-riders alike are welcome to
join in this family-friendly, all-ages event in support of area homeless animals.

Beginning at 10 a.m. at Hal’s Harley-Davidson, New Berlin, Ride for Rover participants will rumble throughoutWaukesha and Milwaukee Counties with a mid-ride stop at Ride co-beneficiary
Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control (MADACC).  The ride culminates with a picnic at HAWS from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., featuring great food and drink, raffle prizes, adoptable pet meet’n’greets and music by Cold Brew.

Notes HAWS Executive Director Lynn Olenik, “Ride for Rover is open not just to motorcycle riders but to anyone who would like to support HAWS and co-host Friends of M.A.D.A.C.C.”  Olenik continues:  “The Ride and picnic will be a great time, and we love to partner with fellow members of the animal welfare community – especially to celebrate companion animals and all they mean
to us!”

Complete Ride information and registration are available at www.rideforrover.com and www.hawspets.org.  The participant fees of $20/driver and $10/additional rider include the official Ride for Rover II t-shirt.  The many prizes at the picnic include a flat screen TV and bar tabs at local favorite establishments.

Sponsors for the 2011 Ride for Rover are Hal’s Harley-Davidson, Schlossman’s Subaru City, Air Quality Controllers, DBN Enterprizes, DGX Studio and the Milwaukee Small Breed Dog Group.  Riders will collect stamps at these Ride Stops to be eligible for a rider’s-only drawing:
Hal’s, Styl’n Companions Pet Spa, Bark n’ Scratch Outpost, MADACC, Subaru City,
Friends of Nature – Genesee Depot, Central Bark Lake Country and Petlicious Dog
Bakery & Pet Spa.

But before you rev up:  Don’t forget the 4th Annual HAWS Pet Fair in Menomonee Falls
is this Saturday, August 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Rotary Park (Fond du Lac Ave. west of Lilly Rd.).  This FREE, pets-welcome event features all things for the pet and pet lover, from demonstrations to information to shopping to adoptable pets to food, fun and prizes.  Donate an item from HAWS’ Wish List and receive a free 5”x7” pet portrait at the photo booth.

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 all 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.”

HAWS ASSURES SANCTUARY FOR UNWANTED PUPS

Waukesha animal resource center ‘open admission’ policy available to Act 90 dogs

HAWS, the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, is open and
available for the dogs of breeders affected by the new puppy mill
legislation.

 New fears have been expressed that unwanted puppy mill stock
will be abandoned by breeders to avoid compliance with Wisconsin’s new Act 90
legislation.  Several of the state’s shelters have already noticed an increase
in purebred stray dogs arriving at their facilities.  These dogs have gone
unclaimed after their hold periods, indicating possible “dumping” or abandonment
situations.

“HAWS assures sanctuary for all animals in need, regardless
of age, breed, health or temperament – that is not only our mission statement
but also our promise to our community,” notes HAWS’ Executive Director Lynn
Olenik.  “We are here to help – including help for those breeders in our county
finding themselves in need because of the new law.  HAWS does not have a fee for
animals that are surrendered to our facility, and we would much rather see
animals come to us then be turned loose to fend for themselves.”

HAWS is open to accept surrenders from Waukesha County 7 days
a week.  Once surrendered, all pets are given complete medical check-ups, are
spayed or neutered and receive basic vaccinations.  Before being placed for
adoption they receive behavioral evaluations to ensure placement with the best
home to fit their needs, or to allow HAWS Mod Squad™ time to work through any
issues the dogs may have.

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 all 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.”

 

HAWS HOSTS “S.T.E.M.” CAMP

Waukesha animal resource center awarded special grant for elementary student camp

HAWS, the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, is hosting a
special camp this week for elementary school students at the shelter at 701
Northview Road, Waukesha.

A STEM Grant
(Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics) was
awarded to HAWS’ Humane Education Department for a
collaborative project designed by department manager Khris Erickson,
partnering with members of the Hadfield Elementary
School Boys & Girls Club.  The STEM project allows 11 girls from
Hadfield to participate in a learning theory and training exercise using HAWS
adoptable dogs.

The exercise poses the question “Can shelter dogs understand,
as easily as dogs that have an owner and live in a home, that pointing as a
gesture has meaning?”  Using the hypothesis that dogs have the basic cognitive
ability to understand the meaning behind a human gesture like pointing at an
object, the students are spending the week working with shelter dogs, developing
a relationship with them and recording their results.

Recent studies have shown that American students are falling behind in STEM disciplines and are also far less interested in STEM than their international peers.  On the National
Assessment of Educational Progress, less than one-third of U.S. eighth graders show proficiency in mathematics and science.  Efforts are underway to improve the state of STEM education in the United States.  Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent by foundations to improve STEM, creating a tremendous opportunity for local schools and non-profit organizations to pursue grant
funding for STEM initiatives.

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 all 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.”