HAWS moves 24 separated dogs for Brucellosis to new facility

NOW: HAWS moves 24 separated dogs for Brucellosis to new facility

Updated: 3:27 p.m. April 5, 2019

WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- HAWS has moved their separated dogs to another facility. The dogs were separated as a precautionary measure due to a case of Canine Brucellosis that was found in Wisconsin. 

The separated dogs will be housed by the Wisconsin Humane Society at their Door County facility. HAWS will now be able to operate as usual during their busy spring season. 

None of the dogs at HAWS have tested positive for Brucellosis and the dogs should be back from their separation at the end of May.


Posted: 10:58 p.m. March 29, 2019

WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) --  The Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) has quarantined 24 dogs as a precaution against a canine disease.

According to HAWS, two dogs came to Wisconsin from South Korea in February infected with Canine Brucellosis. Originally, HAWS housed four dogs from South Korea and none of them were sick.

The infected dogs never stayed at HAWS, but the society wants to make sure its other dogs are healthy.

So far, none of the 24 quarantined dogs have tested positive for the disease. 

This week, HAWS asked the Wisconsin Humane Society to take a transport of dogs it was expecting from Alabama as a precaution.

“Because all diseases have an incubation period, it is a process,” HAWS executive director Lynn Olenik said.

Olenik said the quarantined dogs will be watched and tested over the next 30-45 days.

There are still other dogs available for adoption at HAWS and the Wisconsin Humane Society.  

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