Humane Animal Welfare Society

Humane Animal Welfare Society Waukesha, Wisconsin
HAWS Animal Welfare Society Waukesha
HAWS-Humane Animal Welfare Society, Waukesha Wisconsin

Still going strong in our 31st 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!

It's all about the Animals

​​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 Walk donation do for HAWS?

Your donation helps all areas of HAWS, because:
  • $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!
Imagine what $250, $500, or more can do!

Raise Funds...On Foot or Online!
While you're in training for the Walk, be sure to ask your friends, neighbors, co-workers and family to help support the HAWS' cause. Here's the info and pledge form to help you get started!

The first 50 donors who hand in more $100 will receive a special gift!

No need to hit the pavement when you can hit the internet - create your personalized fundraising page on and let your fingers do the walking! Its easy...and it works!

- Log on to our Team/Event page on
- Click on "Join this team" to get started
- Send your page via email, post on Facebook and Twitter, even
   pin to your board on Pinterest!

Don't want to make a page? Then make a donation...and be sure to tell others to do the same

Be a Sponsor, Vendor, or Donate a Prize
You, your business or organization can sponsor the Walk (includes vendor booth) or donate a prize. See your name or your business listed here as one of the 2013 HAWS' Pet Walk sponsors!
Sponsor HAWS' Pet Walk!
    Pet Walk Sponsor Benefits
    Pet Walk Sponsor Agreement

   Please email with any questions.
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©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

May 3, 2014

9am - 2pm
Sussex Village Park

Our 2014 goal: raising $40,000 for a new Animal Rescue Van!
Special Walk Features
in 2014:

Doggie Olympics

Bring 1 item from the Wish List and receive a free raffle ticket ($5 value!)

The first 50 people with over $100 in donations receive a special gift!
2014 Schedule of Events

Catzenbarkers Stage
Kick-off of the Walk and Blessing of the Animals by Pastor Hansen
Award presentation: The Diana Boettcher Kindness Begets Kindness by Lynn Olenik, HAWS ED

Activities in the Activity Area
9:30 – 9:45
   Doggy Olympics - 1st of 3 games:
      High Jump – gold/silver/bronze
10:00 – 10:30
  Featured Breed the German Shepherd
10:30 – 11:00
  Treibball Demo by For Pet's Sake
11:00 – 11:15
  Parade of HAWS adoptable pets by HAWS' Mobile Adoption Crew
11:15 – 11:30
  Parade of HAWS' Alumni
11:30 – 11:45
  HAWS Wear Fashion Show
Noon – 12:30
  Lunch and bobbing for hot dogs
12:30 – 1:00
  Musical Dog Mats (musical chairs for dogs) - great prizes!
1:00 – 1:30
  Doggy Olympics continues:
      Tunnel Time & Triathlon-Sit/Rollover/Stay

All day:
Kids design a pet rock  ($1 ea. w/ coupon)
Microchipping  ($15 w/ coupon)
Nail Trims  ($5 w/ coupon)
- Win at the Walk raffle and Gold Ticket Raffle
- HAWS Wear for sale
- Great food!!

Catzenbarkers Stage Special Feature:

Important information in short 15 minute presentations w/ Q&A time. There will be door prizes at each session!

9:30 – 9:45

Walking your dog in comfort-why harnesses are a good choice
for your dog’s comfort.
By Claudeen E.McAuliffe, PhD., Behavior Department Manager

9:45 – 10:00
Dog Park Etiquette
By Khris Erickson – HAWS' Humane Educator

11:00 – 11:15
German Shepherds, what they can do and what they’re used for.
German Shepherd Dog Club of Wisconsin

11:30 – 11:45
Career choices – Vet. Assistant & Vet Technician
By Kellie LeGrave, Milwaukee Career College

11:45 – noon
Dogs need blood too! Blood Drive
By Kristin Bowen, WVRC Emergency and Specialty Pet Care

Noon – 12:15
Dog Bite Prevention
By Jill Posanski, Waukesha County Humane Officer

12:15 – 12:30
Animal Rescues
By Cindy Pechanach, Rescue owner

12:30 – 12:45
What does it mean to be a foster home?
By Zona Platzek, HAWS foster volunteer

for joining us!

Please log on to our Facebook page for great photos from the event!
to our 31st Annual Pet Walk Sponsors!

The Cordon Family Foundation
Century Fence
Davies Orthodontics
Waukesha State Bank
Delafield Small Animal Hospital
Petlicious Dog Bakery & Pet Spa
Animal Clinic Sussex
Genesee Pet Suites & Kennels
Moreland Plaza Pharmacy/Medical Center Pharmacy
Weather Tight Corp.
Modern Woodmen
Educators Credit Union
Friends of Nature – Genesee Depot
Horn Bros. Inc.
Quaden Motors
Harmony Pet Care & Central Park Doggy Day Care
Sadoff Investment Management LLC
Johnson Bank
Vollmer Bros.
John's Drive-In
Fleury’s Body Repair, Inc.
Roger and Zona Platzek

Special Thanks:
Karl's Country Market
Grasch Foods
Mike Nell