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.”