Humane Animal Welfare Society

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

HAWS-Humane Animal Welfare Society, Waukesha Wisconsin

HAWS is a charitable, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization funded primarily by donations and fundraising events. We receive no governmental tax-based revenues, although some local governments do contract with us for animal control (impound) services on a cost basis. Funds raised are used to provide for our animals, including proper veterinary care, quality food, warm beds and entertaining toys. Funds also support education and outreach programs that promote responsible pet ownership and prevent animal abuse and neglect. All donations
are fully tax deductible as allowed by law.

We are listed on and with the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. View our complete listing on Guidestar by typing in our EIN (39-6108644) on their homepage.

General Donations

General donations, both of money and supplies, help us provide shelter 24/7/365 for lost, abandoned, unwanted or stray companion pets. These are welcome any time! Or, if you prefer, you may request that your gift be designated for a special fund, such as Annie's Fund for homeless animals needing medical care; the HAWS Mobile Adoption center; the Small Animal Fund for care of HAWS' rabbits, etc.; and sponsorships for our SNIP clinic, special events or educational programs.

HAWS is the best resource for our community's pets and their people, now and always.

"Sponsor-A-Pet" at HAWS through

Are you a regular viewer of our Pet Showcase? Is there a special face that has caught your eye, but isn't quite right for you? Through, the host of our adoptable Pet Showcase, you can make a donation to HAWS in honor of that special pet. Once you're on the information page for a particular adoptable pet from HAWS, look for the green SPONSOR ME button near the top. Click and donate - it's that easy!

Workplace Giving

If you participate in your employer’s workplace giving campaign, consider designating your contributions to HAWS. Workplace giving is an easy, convenient way to show your support for our mission.

Ask your employer to participate today!

And, be sure to look into the possibility of doubling your money! You may be able to increase your gift to HAWS through a workplace matching gift program. Many companies will match or even double charitable contributions made by their employees. Ask your personnel administrator about your employer's policy. Sign and send the paperwork to our development office; we'll submit it and let you know when we receive your employer's matching grant.

Earn Money for HAWS While You Shop!

Several local grocery stores have fundraising programs in which HAWS receives a 1% credit for receipts that are submitted to the shelter. Be sure to send your receipts to HAWS every three months, because they do expire!

SENTRY STORES (Ask for a FUNDS FOR FRIENDS sticker at the check out.)

  • Meadowbrook - 701 Meadowbrook Road, Waukesha
  • Fox Run - 2304 W. St. Paul Ave., Waukesha
  • Albrechts - 3255 Golf Road, Delafield

  • Piggly Wiggly - Hartland and Oconomowoc
  • Note: Roundy's/Pick'n Save "We Care" program was discontinued as of 12/31/10.

Give Great Gifts and Support HAWS

Gifts of Love
One of the most meaningful ways to help animals is to make a gift in honor or in memory of a special person, animal or occasion. We acknowledge your donation to us by sending a beautiful card to the giftee in your name. Our thoughtful memorial cards let grieving loved ones know that you are thinking of them.

Play the "Fur-Ever Home"Game for HAWS
This great game teaches kids about pet rescue your purchase of "Fur-Ever Home" can support HAWS! Simply log on to Petsapalooza's website and specify Humane Animal Welfare Society - HAWS as your rescue of choice, and HAWS will receive $5.00. Children of all ages will enjoy this great gift that gives back!

Purchase Personalized Pet Books for Kids and support HAWS
Through the online company Where in the World Books, owned by Jan Krystkowiak, wife of Larry, formerly of the Milwaukee Bucks, you can order a special book personalized for your child and his/her favorite pet! Read all about Jan and her fundraising enterprise, in this feature from This great gift is easy to purchase. Simply visit the site through the link above, place your order using the HAWS code "hawswauk" and $3.00 from each book will be donated to HAWS. Lots of great titles are available! Click here for the HAWS personalized book info sheet.

"Can" You Top This Fundraiser?

Bring your empty aluminum cans to the shelter for recycling. We'll do the rest!

Pamper Your Pet and Support HAWS

When you give your pet the gift of comfort with new bedding from Palace Pet Beds, a 5% donation is made to HAWS. Simply mention that you would like your donation to go to HAWS when you place your order! Contact Palace Pet Beds at 1-877-676-9258 or log on to

How to Contribute to HAWS

Become a Member

Help HAWS do great things by becoming a member and
donating to our cause! Honor your
best friend with your gift.
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Hold a fundraiser for HAWS

Use our
HAWS Fundraiser Planning Worksheet
so we can work with you to make your event outstanding!
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Ways to Donate

~   Send your gift by U.S. mail
~ Make a Secure Donation to HAWS Online thru PayPal
~ Ask your employer to Match Your Donation!
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Remember HAWS in Your Will or Estate
Call 262-542-8851 to learn more or contact your personal financial planner to get started.
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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