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2:04 pm on Thursday, March 29, 2012
HAWS announces activities, seminars…and the coming of the Valentine’s Puppies to the shelter’s adoption ward this April!
HAWS’ Valentine’s Puppies, the 15 mixed-breed pups born to mom Champagne in February, will soon be ready to leave the nest! Those interested in adopting one of the pups should call 262-542-8851 or stop at the shelter to fill out an application. Read all about the pups at their blog at thevalentinepups.wordpress.com.
The Friends of HAWS present the 29th Annual HAWS Pet Walkathon on May 5th from 9am – 3pm. Pets and their people will “high tail it” to Sussex Village Park for a day of fun for the entire family. Participants are encouraged to collect pledges or set up a personalized fund-raising webpage to help – 100% of donations raised at the Walkathon are used for animal care and programs at HAWS. All the details are available at the special Walkathon webpage of www.hawspets.org.
Highlights from HAWS’ April Calendar include:
- "Keep Your Puppy & Your Sanity” on April 1st and “Solve Common Canine Behavior Problems” on April 2nd – both are FREE seminars! Call Khris at 262-542-8851, x118 to register.
- 2 First Aid for Pets sessions will be offered, April 14th & 28th. Register at 262-879-0165.
Details, times and registration for all HAWS events are available at hawspets.org. Support the HAWS cause!
12:35 pm on Tuesday, March 27, 2012
HAWS announces CAGED, a spay/neuter awareness rally for local students, from 1 – 6pm this Wednesday, March 28 at the shelter.
The rally is designed to bring greater awareness to the still very relevant message of spaying/neutering as a successful method of combating pet overpopulation. Students will sign up for ½ hour slots to sit in one of HAWS’ cat condos for “socialization.” The condo windows will be covered in statistics and facts on spay-neuter, along with Project Guardian, HAWS’ free barn/outdoor cat spay-neuter program.
For a $5 donation or for “checking in” and mentioning HAWS on any social network (Facebook, Twitter) students will gain access to the CAGED “VIP lounge” – for pizza, refreshments, interaction with shelter pets, and a trivia contest to test their knowledge on the stats posted throughout the shelter. The first 50 students will receive a special “CAGED at HAWS” t-shirt.
HAWS’ E. D. Lynn Olenik notes, “Many college students are drawn to helping animals and love to spend time with them – and this event makes a great study break! We also know that social media is a powerful tool for spreading an important message. As young adults become more active in animal welfare, we can use their savvy to help save many lives, and engage them for the future sustainability of our mission.”
Students interested in participating should contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
12:50 pm on Tuesday, March 20, 2012
HAWS is seeking nominations for the 2nd Annual Diana Boettcher Youth Community Kindness Award. This award is in memory of Diana Boettcher, a longtime resident of Lac La Belle who cared equally for the animals and people in her neighborhood throughout her life.
The Diana Boettcher Award seeks to honor a single young individual who exemplifies kindness to animals in their community. This kindness may take action through volunteering, promoting awareness or other acts of humane animal treatment.
The honoree will be selected by a panel of HAWS’ employees and friends. Selection will be based on the nominee’s commitment to animal welfare through public service and community life.
Nominees must be 18 years or younger. Family, friends, community members and teachers are allowed to nominate deserving youth; in addition, students may also nominate themselves. If chosen, the recipient must be available to accept the award at the Friends of HAWS’ 29th Annual Pet Walkathon on May 5th, 2012 at Sussex Village Park.
Applications must include the nominee’s name, birth date, school and an essay (not to exceed 500 words) explaining their commitment to animals in their community.
All applications must be received at HAWS by April 9th and can be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to HAWS, Attn: Kaitlin Daugherty, PO Box 834, Waukesha, WI 53187-0834.
2:10 pm on Tuesday, March 13, 2012
At HAWS, we won't give up on a pet: Meet MacKenzie the cat!! This beautiful shorthaired girl is a 6-year-old brown tabby with orange coloring. She's a love - our volunteers call her the "purrfect" pal - who is affectionate, playful and "kneads" whomever she's with! Maybe you need her in your life?
MacKenzie has patiently been waiting for a new home. In fact, she's been waiting for her new home since July '11!!! She's spent some time in our adoption program at the Petco store in Waukesha, but now she's back at HAWS, lounging in our foyer window cat condos.
We love having her at HAWS, but we'd love even more for her to land in a forever home with a comfy bed and sunny window.
Check out MacKenzie and all her adoptable friends at www.hawspets.org - just click on "Adopt!"
HAWS welcomes you daily for viewing and adoption. We're open Monday - Friday from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m., Saturday from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from Noon - 4:00 p.m.
By the way: this Sunday, 3/18, is our Annual Bunny Day at HAWS, co-hosted by the Wisconsin House Rabbit Society. And next Sunday, 3/25, is a busy HAWS day with our Extreme Makeover: HAWS Edition from noon - 4pm at the shelter and our Mobile Adoption Center's annual visit to the Milwaukee Admirals Dog Day game at 3pm! (Call Brian at 414-227-0567 to get your tickets to benefit HAWS.)
Join us - and have lots of fun while supporting the HAWS Cause!
1:08 pm on Wednesday, March 7, 2012
HAWS welcomed 15 new members to our "family" on Valentine's Day, when pregnant mom Champagne gave birth to her litter of puppies.
Currently in foster care, Champagne and her brood are not only being carefully monitored as they grow, but are also working on early-stage development with our Behavior Department! You can follow their progress by reading their blog at "thevalentinepups.wordpress.com" It's updated daily because so much happens in such a short time with puppies...!
They've already reached a critical stage: it is time for socialization. One key need for this work? Names!
So it is time to "Play the Name Game" and we're asking for our community to participate and have a little fun along the way. For a $50 donation - which is being used for the puppies care - you can choose one of the 15 puppies and give it a name. These names will be used while volunteers work with the pups...and who knows: the future adopter may just keep your name of choice! (Hint, hint: make it a good one!)
All the details can be found at the pups' blog (thevalentinepups.wordpress.com), or go to HAWS' website and click on "Adopt!" and choose "How to Adopt" - the info is in the right sidebar.
Oops, it looks like there are only 14 pups left to name now...hurry so you don't miss out!
Questions? Call 262-542-8851 and ask for Kaitlin, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3:16 pm on Monday, February 27, 2012
HAWS again joins HSUS, the Humane Society of the United States, to observe World Spay Day 2012 – February 28.
The message is simple: Spay-Neuter works – and HAWS is aggressively fighting pet over-population in the community with several life-saving programs.
HAWS is running the annual Cat-Nip and Pit SNIP Campaign, offering free spay-neuter services to the pets of qualifying Waukesha County residents. Notes Lynn Olenik, HAWS’ Executive Director, “Our focus is cats, kittens, Pit Bulls and Pit mixes, since those are most in need of spay-neuter efforts in Waukesha County.”
HAWS also invites community involvement! Sponsor-A-Spay or purchase a Spay Day t-shirt at HAWS ($15, while supplies last). Raise money for HAWS and promote spay-neuter programs while showing off your pet in the HSUS online Pet Photo Contest. Details and links are at hawspets.org.
This year in particular, Spay Day gives HAWS a chance to promote "Project Guardian." This grant-funded program sterilizes barn/outdoor cat populations in Waukesha County with no cost to property owners. Already stray kittens coming into HAWS have dropped nearly 20% since the program began in 2005, proving the program a success!
"Everyone can help promote awareness of spay/neuter for pets, or make a financial contribution,” said Olenik. “Every donation helps save countless lives of animals in our community!”
Call HAWS at (262) 542-8851 or visit hawspets.org to learn how to help!
12:00 pm on Tuesday, February 21, 2012
February is "Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month." Of course, HAWS is celebrating in a big way!
This month, all rabbit adoption fees have been reduced by 50%. Each 'bun' will go home to its new family with a heart-shaped willow ches toy, and all rabbit adopters will receive a free copy of "The House Rabbit Handbook: How to Live with an Urban Rabbit."
We have more than a dozen beautiful house rabbits currently available for adoption at HAWS. Here are just a few:
There's Poppy, a gorgeous New Zealand White girl with lovely pink eyes who appeared in a commercial for Boston Store! (Adopt 4 paws AND a star!)
And how about Juliette, the Lionhead, a rowdy and rambunctious girl who loves to hop, leap and binky about the room. (What's a "binky" you ask? THIS is a binky...!)
Don't forget Buster and Posey, a sweet and gentle bonded pair of dutch bunnies! They love to shower each other with kisses and snuggle together...and are compatible with well-behaved children and dogs.
Learn all about House Rabbits as pets from the Wisconsin House Rabbit Society - and be sure to mark your calendar for HAWS annual Bunny Day, coming up on Sunday, March 18th.
By the way - World Spay Day is next Tuesday, February 28th. Are YOU doing your part to help HAWS save lives?
12:05 pm on Tuesday, February 7, 2012
A great Waukesha eatery has really brightened up the New Year for HAWS!
For the second year in a row, HAWS has received a generous donation from Taco John’s of Waukesha. The downtown restaurant recently presented the shelter with a check for $1,992.00, the result of their December “Nachos Navidad” promotion and sales of Christmas ornaments at the store at 317 N. Grand Ave.
Taco John’s Unit General Manager Dusty Stiefel noted, “The entire crew at Taco John’s worked very hard to make all the customers aware that we were raising money for HAWS. Our customers were a huge part of raising this money this year – we couldn’t have done it without them!”
“We are honored to receive this amazing donation from Taco John’s,” said Lynn Olenik, HAWS’ Executive Director. “Support like this from our community means so much to us – and we have enjoyed all of our associations with Dusty and her staff. They are great friends to HAWS!”
Get YOUR business involved in the HAWS cause: Learn more about community partnerships and events to support HAWS’ shelter at hawspets.org!
2:26 pm on Tuesday, January 31, 2012
World Spay Day is Tues., Feb. 28 and HAWS is getting involved in a big way!
We are asking YOU to help us save countless lives through our spay-neuter efforts. We know spay-neuter works...and YOU can help us put an end to pet overpopulation.
A donation as little as $30 can neuter a cat, $75 can spay a dog. Any and every donation can make a difference, so click on over to our SNIP webpage and donate today!
Buy a T-shirt
HAWS is selling limited edition World Spay Day 2012 t-shirts. Your purchase of one of these t's not only supports our spay-neuter efforts, it also proclaims loudly to all who see your shirt the importance of spaying and neutering our companion animals. They're a beautiful blue and only $15..while they last!
Enter the Pet Photo Contest
The parent organization of World Spay Day is holding an online pet photo contest - when you enter your pet select HAWS as your charity, and then all the votes your pet receives in the contest mean a donation to HAWS! You can win some amazing prizes, too...so show off your best friend and help the HAWS cause at the same time at humanesociety.org/photocontest.
By the way - in association with World Spay Day, HAWS is providing free spay-neuter surgeries to target groups - those with cats, kittens, Pitbulls and Pit mixes. Do you need spay-neuter assistance foryour pets or outdoor/barn cat populations? Contact HAWS' SNIP clinic for information on available programs at 262-542-8851, x109.
1:07 pm on Tuesday, January 24, 2012
This weekend HAWS has two "fun"-draisers that are truly Wisconsin in nature: a polka party and a family bowling day!
ROLL OUT THE BARREL
The Friends of HAWS welcome you to Oom-Pa Paws, the first annual polka party for HAWS! Enjoy an evening of dancing to great music by Carol & the Keynotes...and keep your New Year’s Resolution to get more exercise by joining in the fun and polka the night away. The party is set for THIS Saturday, January 28 at Saxe’s Restaurant in Genesee (on Hwy. 18 ½ mile west of Hwy 83).
The fun starts at 7:00 p.m. and goes ‘til midnight. Enter the raffle for an autographed Packers football, win door prizes and bid on great auction items (including Brewers front row tickets and an Admirals game suite). Cost is $20/person in advance or $30 at the door - includes chili and cookie snack at 9pm. Call 262-542-8851 for info! Come ‘polka your paws off’ in support of the HAWS cause.
HAWS for Paws Bowl VII
Bring the family to Fracaro's Lane in Waukesha this Sunday, January 29 at 11:00am for an all-ages bowling party for HAWS. For $15 a person you get 3 games and shoe rental - or bring a team of 4-6 people for special rates. Get more info and reserve your lane by calling Friends of HAWS member Maria at 262-490-2102.
12:04 pm on Tuesday, January 17, 2012
This coming Saturday is "Nosh & Mush" day at HAWS: We're hosting Waukesha Janboree and "Cool Your Paws at HAWS!"
“HAWS is thrilled to join Waukesha Janboree in 2012!” says HAWS Executive Director Lynn Olenik. “We are proud to invite pets and their people to HAWS this Saturday from 11am-3pm.”
Activities include a Shelter Scavenger Hunt for kids, pet games of Hotdog Bobbing and PB Lick-Off. Enjoy treats (check out the doggie treat bake sale), view adoptables, meet Lucky the mascot, enter the raffle to great prizes. (Pets joining the fun should be securely on a leash or in a carrier.)
Highlighting “Cool Your Paws at HAWS” are 2 very special events:
11:30am - “K9 Cuisine with Dr. Claudeen” pet cooking class/demo. Make a Poodle Parfait for your best friend, and take home the leftovers! (Pre-registration is requested, call 262-542-8851. Participants are asked to donate $5 each to defray the cost of food.)
12 - 2:30pm: Olenik and her sled dog team will be giving Dog Sled Rides! Weather permitting, rides will be given at 10-minute intervals, and guests can begin signing up at HAWS’ front counter at 11:30am. Rides will be on a 1st come/1st served basis, with a fee of $5 per run. All proceeds benefit HAWS’ animal care and adoption programs.
“Come out to HAWS and celebrate the fun of the season with your best friends – pets and people,” invites Olenik. “We’d love to see you at the shelter!”
3:20 pm on Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Twice each month at HAWS we host the team from Emergency Medical Services and their First Aid for Pets class. The first class for 2012 is coming up this Saturday, at HAWS, at 1:00 p.m. The class lasts about 3 hours and is a great resource for any pet owner.
Topics covered in the hands-on class include how to control bleeding, correct actions to take for poison ingestion, performing pet CPR, alleviating choking, treating burns, handling seizures and much more. A complete 126-page first aid manual is available.
EMS handles registration: Contact them at 262-879-0165 for more details, too.
Can't make it this Saturday? Check our Upcoming Events calendar on our website for all the 2012 class dates. The alternative class this month is January 28th.
By the way - HAWS sells First Aid kits for pets also at our shelter! We've partnered with Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center/Emergency Vet Service here in Waukesha to make these kits available. Each kit contains all the basic care essentials and costs $15. They are available in the merchandise section of our lobby. Purchase one for home and the car to always be ready to help your pet!
12:27 pm on Tuesday, January 3, 2012
HAWS wishes a healthy, happy New Year to all! Support the “HAWS cause” through festive events and fun learning opportunities in January.
Cool Your Paws at HAWS on January 21, 11:00am – 3:00pm: HAWS joins Janboree – Waukesha County’s winter fest. Learn cooking for pets at “K9 Cuisine with Dr. Claudeen.” Take a dogsled ride around the HAWS’ grounds with Executive Director Lynn’s team. Games and contests for pets and kids will run throughout the day; treats and hot cocoa will be served. Enter the raffle for a 36” LCD TV, a pet-themed fire pit or a February dogsled adventure – tickets are on sale now: $5 ea./5 tix for $20. Details at hawspets.org.
The Friends of HAWS present Oom-Pa Paws, the Polka Party for HAWS on Sat., Jan. 28, 7pm – midnight at Saxe’s. Enjoy music from Carol & the Keynotes, snack on chili and cookies...all to support HAWS! Admission: $20/advance, $30/door. More details at hawspets.org.
Highlights from HAWS’ busy January Calendar:
• Small Animal Pedicures are available January 11th at Pet Supplies Plus, Brookfield, from 6:00 – 7:00pm, and at HAWS on January 21st from 9:30 – 10:30am. Free – donations welcome!
• Cat Pedicures will be available at HAWS on January 14th from 9:30-10:30am for a $7 donation/cat.
• Two First Aid for Pets sessions will be offered, on January 14th and 28th, both from 1:00 – 4:00pm. Details and registration are available by calling 262-879-0165.
12:30 pm on Wednesday, December 28, 2011
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! SAVE THE DATE! JOIN US!!
The Friends of HAWS are hosting the first-ever "OOMPA PAWS" Polka Party for HAWS on Saturday, January 28th. This fundraiser will not only help the animals at HAWS, but it will also help you keep your New Year's Resolution to be more active!
Come to Saxe's in Genesee/Wales (just west of Hwy 18/83 intersection) for a night of live music by Carol & the Keynotes, auction items, a chili and cookie snack bar and more.
Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door - and reserved tables are also available. The registration form can be downloaded at: http://www.hawspets.org/calendar/default.asp?d=1/1/2012.
Join us, won't you?!?! We'll see you in a month at OOMPA PAWS!
12:00 pm on Tuesday, December 20, 2011
"GIVING SEASON" BLOOD DRIVE AT HAWS
HAWS has partnered with the Blood Center of Wisconsin for a life-saving (human) blood drive this Thursday, December 22, at the shelter at 701 Northview Road, Waukesha, from 2:30-6:30 p.m.
"This blood drive for humans honors this giving season, and also allows HAWS the chance to show support for the community that has been so supportive of us," notes HAWS' Executive Director Lynn Olenik. "We invite the public to join in the giving spirit and donate - you never know when you could give the gift of life to another pet owner or animal lover!"
As an added bonus, those who are giving can also receive! As part of a daily Blood Center drawing, any participants in HAWS' drive are automatically registered to win an autographed football from Packers' wideout Jermichael Finley.
People able to give blood can register online at www.bcw.edu/HAWS, or call HAWS at 262-542-8851. Walk-ins are welcome; appointments are scheduled at 15-minute intervals. Appointments are still available for all time slots.
12:18 pm on Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Join us at HAWS this Sunday, December 18th for a very special movie screening of The Christmas Bunny. Showtime is at 1:00pm in the HAWS “Theater” (large activity room).
The Christmas Bunny tells the story of a lonely foster girl who finds an injured rabbit in the woods on Christmas Eve. The rabbit is nursed back to health by The Bunny Lady (everyone’s fave TV mom, Florence Henderson), who runs a rabbit rescue.
Starring as Rumple the Bunny is Rupert, a French Mini Lop rabbit. He was given no special training for his role and all his actions were completely spontaneous! Rupert lives at an animal educational center in Michigan, doing outreach and teaching visitors about our furry friends.
Bring the entire family and make an afternoon of it! Come early (HAWS is open on Sundays from noon – 4:00pm) and visit some of the many adoptable rabbits, small animals, dogs and cats currently available at the shelter. Bring along a donation from our Wish List and get into the holiday spirit. Concession snacks will be available, and there will be drawings for prizes – including a HAWS special edition “Year of the Rabbit” t-shirt!
By the way – help us “Stuff the Subaru” with items for the animals spending the holidays at HAWS. Log onto our Wish List for ideas of what is needed, shop, then stop by the shelter and have your picture taken while you Stuff the Subaru for HAWS! Special thanks from all the paws and claws at HAWS!
12:28 pm on Thursday, December 8, 2011
HAWS “Critter Club” invites you to a Bake Sale this Saturday at the shelter at 701 Northview Road, Waukesha.
Club members will be in the HAWS lobby selling their baked goods from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Both human and animal treats will be available for purchase, with all proceeds benefitting HAWS.
Critter Club, a unique-to-HAWS’ program for middle school students, is part animal education and part hands-on shelter work. Once a week, students attend a meeting at HAWS to learn about animals and HAWS’ mission. Saturday mornings are work time, with students doing volunteer projects at the shelter such as helping clean out the cat displays, setting up cat cages after kennel staff completes sanitation procedures, washing dishes, helping in the small animal room, washing windows and ensuring that outside poop waste stations have a supply of clean bags. Once work is done the club members socialize and play with the various shelter animals.
Critter Club runs during the school year from September through May. For information on joining the Club, middle schools students should contact HAWS’ Humane Educator, Khris Erickson, at 262-542-8851, x118.
2:00 pm on Tuesday, December 6, 2011
New studies suggest that generosity can directly benefit the well-being of the donor, making them happier and even live longer!
Sounds good to us at HAWS. Your support of our organization and our mission can save the lives of thousands of animals in our area.
Buy a Brick: (Or tile, or engraved plaque) These lasting honorariums/memorials are placed on display at HAWS, easily viewed at any time.
Sponsor a Pet: Help our Mod Squad/Beh. Dept. continue their important work with the animals in our shelter, or log onto our Petfinder.com adoptable Pet Showcase and make an online donation.
Get or Give a Membership: With a Sustaining Membership your monthly donations for a year give continued support to HAWS. Or, choose an Annual Membership (a once-a-year donation) and get your loved one connected to all things HAWS.
Sponsor A Spay: HAWS’ SNIP saves lives through spay-neuters of shelter pets, through the Outdoor Owned Cat Program, and through World Spay Day free surgeries for the pets of our community.
Designate a Department: HAWS has several needs that are very tangible – scholarships for deserving kids to attend our camps and education programs, food/treats for all of our kennel residents, supply donations to keep our operating costs down, Annie’s Fund medical assistance for shelter pets…along with the above mentioned Behavior Department/SNIP ideas.
So, get the whole family involved and remember, in the long run, you’re doing this for yourself, too!
11:44 am on Thursday, December 1, 2011
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!
11:42 am on Thursday, December 1, 2011
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. Call 262-542-8851, x204 for registration.
• Help HAWS and get a FREE 5x7 Portrait! Photographer Thomas Paul Moran of Studio 723 will take photos of people and their pets during the Waukesha Art Crawl on December 3, from 4:00-10:00pm. 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. Win prizes and learn about HAWS’ adoptable small animals.
• 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!
• The Blood Center of Wisconsin’s (human) Blood Drive is at HAWS on December 22. Register at www.bcw.edu/HAWS.
2:48 pm on Thursday, November 17, 2011
The Mod Squad is celebrating its 2nd birthday, and what a two years it has been! Over 250 shelter dogs have been involved in this behavior modification program and dozens of Mod Squad™ volunteers have put in countless hours to help these dogs overcome behavioral problems and be placed in loving, adoptive homes.
Did you adopt a Mod Squad dog? Are you interested in learning more about the program or meeting the current Mod Squad dogs? The Mod Squad 2nd Birthday Party is a chance to celebrate!
Sunday, Nov. 20th from 2:30-4:00 p.m.
HAWS’ Large Activity Room at the shelter – 701 Northview Road
Birthday cake and refreshments will be served - come join us!
3:15 pm on Tuesday, November 1, 2011
HAWS heads into the holidays with shop-portunities, “Kodak” moments, a “TTouch”-ing seminar and more at the Waukesha shelter.
The Friends of HAWS annual Holiday Craft Bazaar & Bake Sale is Saturday, Nov. 5, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pet-related merchandise, seasonal items and sweet treats make for great early holiday shopping. Stop by for lunch, enter prize drawings, browse and buy!
T-Touch for Little Critters will be demonstrated Sunday, Nov. 6 at 1:00 p.m. This hands-on class shows ways to alleviate stress in our small pets. Pre-registration is required – call 262-542-8851 or log onto www.hawspets.org.
Get Fido dressed in his holiday finest and ready to smile for the Holiday Pet Photos on Nov. 12 - 13. Call 262-542-8851 to reserve a sitting.
HAWS’ Mod Squad™ celebrates two years of success with a “birthday” party on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 2:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome - meet current Mod Squad™ dogs and learn more about this behavior program!
HAWS’ Mobile Adoption Center is in full holiday-prep mode, with the Dog Wash on Nov. 13 at Petlicious Spa. Mores stops are planned - check them out at hawspets.org!
1:34 pm on Tuesday, October 25, 2011
By the way - with all the Halloween candy that will be around for the next few weeks, keep an eye on who's sharing it with you. Fluffy and Fido do better with liver treats than with peanut butter cups, so save yourself a trip to the emergency vet and keep your candy stored safely away from pets.
So where do the HAWS pets go that aren't yet ready for adoption?
This week I'm sharing office space with puppy Lola, an adorable mixed breed that is getting over a cold. Lola's status is "In Foster Care" - a pretty special status if you ask me!
HAWS uses foster homes to help care for pets that come to our shelter but are too young to adopt or possibly under the weather. Our foster homes get litters of weeks-old kittens, young puppies, a cat with a health issue or a dog in need of a little training. These volunteers keep the animals in their own homes for a temporary time period - HAWS gives them the food and supplies and they give the nurturing and love!
Our network of foster homes needs to expand! Becoming a foster caregiver is easy - we have you fill out some basic paperwork, and go through a short orientation. Once you're ready, we give you a call when we have a need - and you can decide how deeply you want to immerse yourself! Want to just have a dog for a week or so? Maybe you'd like that litter of 6 kittens that is still bottle feeding?! However much you can help, we'll take it!
Contact HAWS' 262-542-8851 or email email@example.com and we'll get you connected.
11:38 am on Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Coming up on Monday, October 24th, is a great FREE seminar at HAWS, "How to Tame the Tiger in Your House."
Lead by Victoria Papa from Cats International, this class is designed to help us humans better understand cats and why they do what they do. Special guest Vivian Frawley will also do a feline agility demonstration- how cool is that?!
Pre-registration for this event is required - go to the Upcoming Events page of www.hawspets.org.
11:37 am on Tuesday, October 18, 2011
This weekend HAWS is the beneficiary of a fun and creative supply drive.
This Saturday, October 22nd, come to Petco-Greenfield, 4950 S. 76th Street, and help fill up a vehicle with needed pet supplies for HAWS. Our business partner, Subaru City of Milwaukee, is providing one of their cars for STUFF THAT SUBARU.
Everything for our paws and claws can be found on our website Wish List, or simply go to Petco on Saturday and they'll provide a list. They'll even show you exactly what items they have and where they are in the store! What could be easier?!
So, while you're out running errands and picking up supplies for your own pet(s), stop at the Petco on 76th in Greenfield and shop for HAWS. Volunteers will be at the store on Saturday from 10am to 4pm, collecting goods and answering questions about our shelter.
Thanks in advance for your support of the HAWS cause!
12:59 pm on Monday, October 3, 2011
HAWS has a busy October planned – highlighted by special fall-themed events and activities.
Sunday, October 16th marks our annual Guinea Pig Primer – a day of all things for owners and those wanting to know more about cavies as pets. Join us from noon – 4:00 p.m. FREE!
HAWS’ 2011 fall fundraiser, Fashion for Paws for HAWS, is Friday, October 14, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Silver Spring Country Club. This cocktails and appetizers event features a runway show with fashions from local shoppes including Boutique B’Lou, Faye’s, Georgie…consignment for her, and Next Door. Reserve your spot next to the catwalk today for only $75!
HAWS’ Mobile Adoption Center continues the busy season with 2 special football games! The team will be at Arrowhead High School the evening of October 7th for the big game against Waukesha West High School, and then will enjoy the honor of being the Carroll University Homecoming Parade Grand Marshalls on Saturday, October 8th at 1:00 p.m. The following weekend, October 15th - 16th, HAWS and Petco – Waukesha “Team Up” for a community pet adoption event. Many local breed groups and pet vendors will join in the fun at the Shoppes of Fox River on Sunset Drive in Waukesha. Saturday, October 22nd, come to Petco – Greenfield for Wisconsin Pet Care’s “Stuff the Subaru” – help fill a car from Subaru City with pet food and supplies. All Mobile visits are detailed at hawspets.org – just click on Upcoming Events!
12:53 pm on Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Come to HAWS this Sunday, October 2nd, from Noon - 3pm for our first-ever GERBIL JAMBOREE & HAMSTER HOE DOWN!
Meet the many adult and baby gerbils and hamsters in need of loving forever homes. We have singles, pairs and trios all available!
Adopt a little best friend from HAWS for only $5!
(Along with your little best friend you'll also receive a free care item.)
Volunteers will be on hand to answer your little pet questions, to make sure you and your new best friend get things started off on the right paw!
11:46 am on Thursday, September 15, 2011
HAWS proudly 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.
1:27 pm on Wednesday, August 31, 2011
HAWS “FALLS” FOR THE SEASON
HAWS 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 and meet’n’greet at Petco-Waukesha. HAWS takes 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. All Mobile visits are detailed on the Upcoming Events calendar page of hawspets.org.
Two FREE HAWS’ seminars 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.org. Events are at HAWS unless otherwise noted.
1:37 pm on Tuesday, August 30, 2011
"Summer" comes to an end this Labor Day weekend...even tho we'll still have great weather (we hope) for awhile to come! At any rate, HAWS Mobile Adoption Center is sending off summer in style.
This Saturday, September 3rd, the Mobile staff and volunteers will be holding a Brat Fry outside of the beautiful Pick'n'Save at the Shoppes of Fox River. Ya gotta eat, right? So, c'mon out to Sunset Ave. in Waukesha and tailgate for the happy tails at HAWS!
While you're feasting, wander across the parking lot and meet a few of the "beasts" - that are really not at all beastly - that are up for adoption at HAWS. In the Mobile unit's tradition of "Bringing Happy Tails to YOU" we'll have a selection of cat/dog/small animal representatives from our shelter hangin' out at Petco-Waukesha. Make it a Labor (Day) of Love and pick out a new family member.
Stop by - say hi - drop off a donation for HAWS - tell us about your best pet friend!
We'll see YOU between 11am & 2pm at:
1220 W. Sunset Drive, for the brat fry
1240 W. Sunset Driver, for the adoptable pets!
11:25 am on Monday, August 15, 2011
HAWS GETS “REVVED UP” FOR RIDE FOR ROVER II
The 2nd annual Ride for Rover motorcycle run is Sat., August 27. Riders and non-ridersare welcome to join in this all-ages event.
Beginning at 10 a.m. at Hal’s Harley-Davidson, New Berlin, participants will rumble throughout Waukesha and Milwaukee Counties, stop at Ride co-beneficiary MADACC and end at a picnic at HAWS from 1 – 5 p.m., featuring food/drink, prizes, adoptable pets and music by Cold Brew.
Complete information and registration are available at rideforrover.com and hawspets.org. The participant fees of $20/driver and $10/additional rider include the official Ride t-shirt. Prizes include a flat screen TV and bar tabs at local favorite establishments.
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.
12:32 pm on Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Not Getting Enough of the Fair?!
HAWS proudly presents the 4th Annual Pet Fair in Menomonee Falls on Saturday, August 20th, from 9am - 4pm at Rotary Park (Fond du Lac Ave. and Lilly Rd.).
This FREE event for pets and their people (pets should be on leashes or in carriers for safety and comfort, of course!) features a day of fun and information.
HAWS Mobile Adoption Center will be on hand with pets up for adoption from HAWS. Microchipping and pet I.D. tags will also be available for purchase. Donate an item from HAWS' Wish List and receive a FREE 5x7 print of your pet from the Nancy G. Photography booth!
Local vendors will have many pet products to purchase and services to learn about. You can watch a obedience training demonstration and take the Paws Pledge for Cleaner Water.
Of course, there will be food and beverages for both 2-legged and 4-legged Fair-goers. Enter to win one of the great raffle prizes, donated by our Fair sponsors and vendor booth operators.
Join us for a FAIR-LY GREAT DAY!!
11:39 am on Monday, August 1, 2011
SAVE THE DATE!
HAWS’ annual fall fundraiser is fast approaching. This year "Fashion for Paws" for HAWS is on Friday, October 14, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. The cocktails and appetizers event features a runway show with styles from local shoppes Boutique B’Lou, Faye’s, Georgie, M.E.Lou and Next Door. There will also be live and silent auctions with great stylish gifts!
Check the event webpage on hawspets.org for more details as they become available. Tickets on sale September 1.
11:37 am on Monday, August 1, 2011
“ALWAYS ON THE GO” AUGUST FOR HAWS
HAWS gives new meaning to the phrase with a busy and fun August!
The 4th HAWS Pet Fair in Meno Falls is Aug. 20 from 9am - 4pm 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.
On Aug. 27, Ride for Rover will rumble through the area for a second straight year. Starting at Hal’s Harley-Davidson at 10am and ending with a picnic at HAWS from 1–5pm, the Ride is open to anyone who would like to support HAWS and co-host Friends of M.A.D.A.C.C./B.A.D. Info/registration available at www.rideforrover.com and hawspets.org. $20/driver and $10/add'l rider includes the official Ride t-shirt! Prizes include a flat screen TV.
HAWS’ Mobile Adoption Center visits Tazino’s in Menomonee Falls 8/1 & Petlicious Dog Bakery 8/6 for good eats and good times! We'll cheer on the Junkyard Dogs Football Team 8/6 & 8/13, & party at Muskegofest 8/28. Purchase WI K9 Sport Show (8/27-28) tickets at HAWS…and $1 of the ticket price is donated to the shelter! Details at hawspets.org.
Rounding out the HAWS’ month are the Friends of HAWS planning meeting (8/10), Small Pet Pedicures (8/10 at Pet Supplies Plus & 8/20 at HAWS) and Cat Pedicures (8/13), the First Aid for Pets seminar (8/20) and GPA-WI Greyhound meet’n’greet (8/27). Read more on the Upcoming Events calendar page of hawspets.org.
4:09 pm on Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Maybe you've been driving westbound on Capitol Dr. in Pewaukee lately, just east of Hwy. 74, and it has caught your eye...
Or you happened to exit 894 to head west on Greenfield Ave. and there he was...
Introducing Reggie, a recent HAWS alumni pet and the star of our new billboards!
One of our goals is to increase community awareness of our mission - and just our existence in general. We're hoping that Reggie's cute, smiling mug on our billboards will be just the ticket to get noticed and get our message out there.
The call to action on our billboards is simple: Adopt - Learn - Give: Support the HAWS Cause!
Community support is what has kept us strong all these years, through the good and not-so-good, through tough economic times and the changing nature of animal welfare. Support is given in so many ways...not just financial (altho that one is a HUGE help!). We receive daily support from our volunteers, a mental boost from those passionate about education and learning, and satisfaction from all those rescue "tails" shared by our adopters.
So keep an eye out for Reggie, point him out to your friends...and please do as he says!
Thank you - from all the paws and claws at HAWS.
12:24 pm on Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Did you know that HAWS does small animal pedicures twice a month?
Volunteers are available at the HAWS shelter this Saturday, July 16th, from 9:30 - 10:30 am to help with a sometimes daunting task - trimming the nails of your rabbit or guinea pig (or other small and furry creature). The volunteers can also give you pointers on how to do it yourself...if you're up for it!
Typically our volunteer "pedicurists" are available one of the mid-month Saturdays in the morning. Check our website calendar for the exact dates each month, or give us a call at 262-542-8851. The next at-HAWS small animal pedicure date is August 20th.
HAWS' volunteers also set up shop at Pet Supplies Plus on Bluemound Road in Brookfield, once each month, usually the 2nd Wednesday evening, from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. They'll be there tonight, July 13th, and are scheduled for August 10th, September 14th and so on.
There are only 2 things you need to know beforehand:
1. Make sure your little pet friend is in a carrier when you bring him/her for the pedicure. It is for their comfort and safety.
2. This service is FREE! But, donations to HAWS' small animal fund are always appreciated.
By the way - we've started doing Cat Pedicures at HAWS, too! Bring your feline friend(s) to HAWS (in a carrier, of course!) on the second Saturday of each month between 9:30 - 10:30 am for claw trims. We'll even show you tips on how to try this at home! A suggested donation of $7/cat is much appreciated.
11:14 am on Thursday, June 30, 2011
Summer Fun Continues at HAWS!
Spending time with our companion pets is a great way to celebrate Independence Day - and HAWS will be closed for viewing/adoptions on July 4th.
Be sure to sign up for dog training classes - all levels of classes have starting dates in July!
Save the date for the HAWS Mini Golf Outing, Sunday, July 24th at National Golf Center.
HAWS' Mobile Adoption Center is all over the area this month - catch us at the MF Popcorn Wagon (waggin'?) on 7/1, at Christmas in July in Muskego's Pet SUpplies 'N More on 7/16, the Dirty Dog Wash at Butler's All Paws Vet Clinic (7/23), Bodway's in Waukesha for Friday Night Live (7/29) and the Junkyard Dogs football game on 7/30 at KMHS.
5:10 pm on Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Many dog owners wonder how to know if their dog’s behavior poses a risk, and how strongly does a dog’s breed factor into the potential for aggressive behavior. While any dog has the potential to behave aggressively depending on the situation, education can help prevent aggressive incidents that may result in injury.
Anything about your dog’s behavior that makes you feel uncomfortable indicates a need for intervention. Don’t ignore a gut feeling!
Dogs acting non-social or “stand-offish” may bite if forced to interact. Dogs that forcefully jump up or are “mouthy” are showing their intentions are confrontational. Dogs that stiffen momentarily when you touch or are close to their food may bite if their signals are ignored. Watch for body language like direct and hard eye contact from your dog and hackles up. A warning growl should never be ignored.
Pit Bulls can be cream puffs and Golden Retrievers can be Godzilla! Puppies of any breed with no littermates or pups that are taken from their mothers/litters before 7 weeks of age may not learn appropriate social skills – increasing the possibility of biting.
If you notice any of these signs, contact us! Being proactive, doing your research and seeking help at the first sign of trouble will increase your chances of fixing a problem before serious harm is done. HAWS’ Behavior Department is available at 262-542-8851, x204.
1:10 pm on Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Just in time for a season of storms and celebrations...
This Friday, June 24th, HAWS presents a free seminar titled “The Big Bang!” The informative talk will be at the shelter from 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Well-behaved dogs are welcome to attend with their owners.)
HAWS’ behaviorist Dr. Claudeen McAuliffe will lead this session about helping dogs cope with thunderstorms and fireworks. Bring your questions and learn why Fido hides in the shower during a storm, or why Fluffy flees for the comfort of under the bed.
Dr. Claudeeen will also discuss the Thundershirt™ and its use. (What's a Thundershirt, you say? It is a garment that provides gentle, constant pressure that has been proven to have a dramatic calming effect for most dogs. It is recommended by thousands of veterinarians and dog trainers, and is now on sale at HAWS for only $36.00 plus tax. Proceeds from the sale of these shirts supports HAWS’ animal care and behavior programs).
Call HAWS at 262-542-8851 and ask for the Behavior Department for more information or to RSVP for this Friday's seminar!
3:10 pm on Wednesday, June 15, 2011
HAWS GOES TO SUMMER CAMP
HAWS' Kids ‘N Critters Day Camp begins this week with both general animal care and specially-themed sessions that will benefit campers and shelter pets alike.
Children participating in Camp Gone to the Dogs are specifically working with resident shelter dogs, teaching them basic manners, training some fun tricks and generally helping the dogs to become more desirable to potential adoptive families that visit HAWS. All the dogs participating are available for adoption at HAWS and will be able to go home with their new families at the end of the sessions, once the Camp Gone to the Dogs kids have completed their project. Campers can also be part of Art Camp and Shutterbug Camp – expanding their creative sides in combination with learning about animal welfare. Camper art and photography is used to decorate the walls at HAWS after their sessions are over, allowing campers to leave a lasting impression on the shelter.
HAWS’ popular Kids ‘N Critters Day Camps run now through mid-August. Details on the various sessions can be found at www.hawspets.org or by calling 262-542-8851, x118.
12:39 pm on Tuesday, June 7, 2011
HEAT DEADLY FOR PETS, TOO
HAWS reminds pet owners of the dangers of heat for their best friends!
Never leave pets unattended in your parked car. The temperature inside a car, even with windows open slightly, can quickly reach deadly levels. In sunlight temps can rise more than 30 degrees per minute.
Anytime your pet is outside, make sure he or she has protection from heat and sun (a dog house does not provide relief from heat) and plenty of fresh, cool water. Heat stroke can be fatal for pets as well as people. Exercise your pets in the early morning or evening hours. Watch for hot asphalt which can burn sensitive pet paws.
It's important to be able to identify the symptoms of heat stress in your pet: heavy panting, glazed eyes, rapid heartbeat, restlessness, excessive thirst, lethargy, and vomiting are some of the more common signs. Move the animal into the shade or an air-conditioned area, apply cold towels to the head, neck, and chest or run cool (not cold) water over the affected pet. Let the pet drink small amounts of cool water or lick ice cubes. When in doubt, always contact your veterinarian.
12:38 pm on Tuesday, June 7, 2011
HAWS ASSURES SANCTUARY FOR UNWANTED PUPS
HAWS 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 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.
10:20 am on Wednesday, June 1, 2011
START OFF SUMMER ON THE RIGHT PAW AT HAWS!
HAWS has a full month of activities that will help pets and their people start summer on the right foot…and paw!
HAWS presents a free seminar titled “The Big Bang!” on Friday, June 24th at the shelter from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Join HAWS’ behaviorist Dr. Claudeen McAuliffe for an informative talk about helping dogs cope with thunderstorms and fireworks. Dr. Claudeeen will also discuss the Thundershirt™ and its use. The Thundershirt™ is also now on sale at HAWS for only $36.00 plus tax (call HAWS at 262-542-8851 and ask for the Behavior Department for more information).
HAWS’ Mobile Adoption Center visits in June run the gamut from “Dine out for HAWS” events to a weekend in West Allis to all about cats (WI-IL Cat Fanciers Silver Jubilee Cat Show on 6/11-12 at the Waukesha Expo Center) and dogs (Junkyard Dogs Football at Kettle Moraine High in Wales 6/11 & 18). All Mobile visits – including the regular monthly stops at area Petco stores – are detailed on the Mobile page of hawspets.org.
Read all about all HAWS' Upcoming Events calendar page of hawspets.org.
11:56 am on Tuesday, May 24, 2011
HAWS is having a 2-fer Sale! Two Cool!
HAWS is full of bonded pairs of adult cats - like Spooky and CanCan, Ariel and Lightning, Bonnie and Clyde.... Ranging in age from 14 months to 12 years, these pairs come in all colors and sizes, and are both males and females.
We NEED to adopt them out together. So, until further notice, you can adopt a pair of these wonderful cats for $22.22, and receive a "two-tally" cool gift pack of 2 cans of food, 2 litter pans, 2 bags of treats, 2 ball toys and 2 rope toys.
Make your home a "pair"-adise and have twice the fun with a bonded pair of cats!!
HAWS is open 7 days a week! Visit us Monday - Friday from 1-6pm, Saturday from 11am-4pm and Sunday from Noon-4pm.
3:07 pm on Thursday, May 19, 2011
CASA DEL RIO’S MARGARITAFEST 2011 TO BENEFIT HAWS
HAWS has been chosen as the charity to benefit from this year’s Margaritafest 2011, the annual weekend fundraising party at Waukesha’s Casa del Rio restaurant.
The event runs Friday, May 20th and Saturday, May 21st from 3:00 p.m. to close at 408 E. Main Street, downtown Waukesha.
Margaritafest features live music from Dirty Boogie (Friday) and Los Guys (Saturday). Special fest food and drinks will be served at the outdoor party, and guests will be able to win prizes, giveaways and a trivia contest. Proceeds from the weekend, and sales from tickets for special raffle items will be donated to HAWS. HAWS’ Mobile Adoption Center will have pictures of adoptable pets on display, and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about the shelter.
Cover charge for Margaritafest 2011 is $3; those who donate an item from the HAWS Wish List will gain free admission.
3:20 pm on Wednesday, May 11, 2011
CARROLL UNIVERSITY GOES TO THE DOGS AT HAWS
HAWS is hosting the pilot session of a new undergraduate-level course for Carroll University biology students from May 9 – 27 at the shelter at 701 Northview Road, Waukesha.
The course, titled "Theory and Practice of Animal Training," gives students the opportunity to practice hands-on application of the techniques they have been studying in their animal behavior classes at Carroll University. Taught by Dr. Claudeen McAuliffe, adjunct faculty member at C.U. and manager of HAWS’ Behavior Department, the course allows students to develop their animal training skills in a supervised yet real-world environment.
Several in-depth projects will allow students to discover the individual learning styles of the animals they work with, construct a “functional analysis” (why dogs do what they do) of canine behaviors, and develop and teach a group dog training class. While students learn, the adoptable dogs at HAWS will benefit from experiences that will enhance their quality of life at HAWS.
Notes Dr. McAuliffe: "HAWS’ partnership with Carroll University is an example of ways in which HAWS’ mission reaches into the community. It exemplifies the shelter’s dedication to education by offering programs that improve the lives of both the pets and people in the community."
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