HAWS Pet Walkathon - Our 30th Year!
On the first Saturday of May each year, hundreds of pet lovers high-tail-it to Sussex Village Park for this day-long festival of pets and their people, in support of the Humane Animal Welfare Society!
Giving Pets a "Home Field"
Your participation and donations provide proper care, food, bedding, toys and lots of attention for the animals in need at HAWS, while they wait to find their new adoptive homes! Funds are also used to support HAWS' humane education programs, which promote responsible pet ownership and prevent animal abuse.
There's more to do than just walk! Visit vendor booths and do some shopping, participate in contests and games, have a tasty lunch, meet adoptable pets from HAWS, enjoy meeting up with old friends and making new ones! Best of all, 100% of the money raised for this event goes straight to HAWS!
What does your Walkathon donation do for HAWS?
Your donation helps "Load the Bases" for HAWS, because:
Imagine what $250, $500, or more can do!
- $10 can provide vaccinations and heartworm or feline leukemia testing for an adoptable pet
- $25 ensures on-call assistance from our Animal Rescue Team for lost pets
- $50 can spay or neuter a pet
- $100 helps feed an entire shelter ward!
Raise money, on foot…or online!
Not only can you go door-to-door for pledges,
(download the general Registration Form here)
but now you can get started fundraising for
HAWS with your very own personal page at
Firstgiving.com! Simply click on the Firstgiving
logo, register online and get creative with your
personal page. Send your custom page link
to people in your email address book so they
can donate online. It's easy for you to set up,
and easy—and secure—for people to make
donations to the HAWS cause in your name!
NEW in 2013: It's Spring Training Time for Your Team!
Team together and walk as a group with friends, family, co-workers -
and your pets! Be a part of the HBL (HAWS Baseball League) in the
Canine, Feline or Small Animal Division - then rack up the wins
(donations) and make it to the playoffs to win the HAWS' pennant
Download all you need to get your
Be a Sponsor, Vendor, or Donate a Prize
You, your business or organization can sponsor the Walk (includes vendor booth) or donate a prize for one of our many contests. See your name or your business listed here as one of the 2013 HAWS' Pet Walkathon sponsors!
The Friends of HAWS thank all the Walkers that
supported HAWS for our 30th Anniversary event!
We love you all! See you for our 31st!
And please scroll down for more thank yous!
THANK YOU to our
30th Anniversary Pet Walkathon Sponsors!
Cordon Family Foundation
Waukesha State Bank
Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center
Genesee Pet Suites & Kennels
Delafield Small Animal Hospital
Petlicious Dog Bakery & Pet Spa
Weather Tight Corp.
Modern Woodmen of America
Animal Clinic in Sussex
Prad's Posh Pet Care
Horn Bros. Inc.
Friends of Nature - Genesee
Lakeview Animal Hospital
Educators Credit Union
Citizens Bank - Mukwonago
Fluery's Body Repair
Harmony Pet Care
**The Official 2013 Walkathon Schedule of Events**
All activities are in the "Activity Area" unless noted on the
Catzenbarkers (pavilion) Stage.
Pre-Game / 9:00am: National Anthem & Blessing of the Animals
1st Inning / 9:30am: Featured Breed - the German Shepherd by German Shepherd Dog Club of Wisconsin
2nd Inning / 10:00am: Award Presentations - Catzenbarkers Stage
Diana Boettcher Youth Community Kindness Award
Behavior Matching Grant Challenge
3rd Inning / ~10:45am: Sing Our Jingle Contest Winners perform
4th Inning / 10:30am: Treibball Demo - presented by For Pet's Sake
5th Inning / 11:00am: K9 Clicks & Tricks Brigade, led by Tim Reed, Instructor - Catzenbargers Stage
6th Inning / 11:30am: Parade of HAWS Adoptable Pets, plus HAWS Mobile Adoption Center and HAWS Alumni
Chet and His Animal Songs - Catzenbarkers Stage
Visit by the Milwaukee Admirals mascot, Roscoe
7th Inning STRETCH / Noon: Bobbing for hotdogs (dogs)
Baseball piñata contest (kids)
Chet and His Animal Songs...kids sing-a-long! - Catzenbargers Stage
8th Inning / 12:30pm: Pet Contests - Best pet trick, Fastest tail-wagger
9th Inning / 1:00pm: Musical bases - "musical chairs" game for dogs
1:30pm: Special recognition for Survivor / Senior dogs - dogs that have overcome a disability or are seniors - tell us their story!
Pet - Owner lookalike contest
"My Dog Can do THAT!" contest
2:30pm: All Raffles CLOSE!
2:45pm: Winners announced for Win at the Walk, Gold Ticket Raffle, TV Raffle
3:00pm:THANK YOU for coming and for your support for stray and homeless animals! We LOVE you all!
Kids design-a-cap (baseball cap art) - $1 each, Clay dog paw prints - $3 each, Games tent - $1/game,
Microchipping - $15, Nail clipping - $5, Coloring contest for kids - FREE!
- Coupon vouchers will be needed for most activities/services - buy your coupons at the tent next to the Registration area.
- The Agility try-it-for-fun Area will be open from 9am - noon.
- Win at the Walk chances are $5 each or 3 for $10 - good luck!!
- Special Gold Ticket Raffle tickets are $5 each and are separate from any other raffle games.
- TV Raffle tickets are $5 each and are separate from any other raffle games.
Special for our 2013 Walkathon:
Visit the "Home Field" Concessions Stand, featuring cotton candy, peanuts, Cracker Jack, popcorn and nachos!
Our usual great food menu items will also be available.
Special Thanks to:
Karl's Country Market
Grasch's Family Foods
Waukesha Old Car Club
German Shepherd Dog Club of WI
Steve & Kathy Harris
...And to the over 50 production donors
who helped us make this Walk another great success!
©2012 Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) | 701 Northview Road | Waukesha, WI | 53188 | 262-542-8851
Member, Wisconsin Federated Humane Societies, Inc. | Winner of the 2010 Waukesha County Executive Awards: Large Non-Profit of the Year.
HAWS is an animal shelter that offers pet adoption, dog training, kids camps, spay and neuter programs, and humane pet education. Waukesha Wisconsin’s Humane Animal Welfare Society is the Inaugural Winner of the "Chamber's Choice Award" presented in 2008 by the Waukesha County Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Times. HAWS is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. | License #267280-DS