Established in 1965, HAWS assists over 6,000 animals and welcomes more than 31,000 human visitors annually. As an "open admissions" shelter we lead the community in animal welfare and assure sanctuary for all animals in need, regardless of age, health or temperament. HAWS is a non-profit, entirely donor-fund organization with an active humane education program, and both wildlife and companion animal rescue services for Waukesha County.
HAWS License #267280-DS
HAWS, the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, will mark its 50th Anniversary with a party on Wednesday, July 22nd! Everyone is invited to the celebration in honor of the areas’ only open admission and full service animal shelter and humane society.
After more than eight weeks, HAWS (the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County) is ready to adopt out nearly all of the more than 300 chinchillas in the shelter’s care since the animals were seized on March 29th from a home in the city of Waukesha.