Rescue dogs ready to find forever home

HAWS, the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, takes in 23 dogs from a neighboring county after taking control of a dog rescue situation. Now, they are available for adoption.

The dogs arrived at HAWS terribly matted, and in need of spay or neuter surgery, vaccinations and other medical treatment. Breeds included Cairn Terrier and Schnauzer mixes, plus 2 lab mix puppies.

HAWS' Executive Director Lynn Olenik said, \"Last Monday, October 20th, Jefferson County asked for our assistance with the intake of dogs from a rescue situation. It was the worst possible time for our sister shelter as they are in transition, but we were able to step in and more than happy to help out.”

“The transformation of these dogs has been a remarkable team effort,” continued Olenik. “On Monday afternoon, local groomers volunteered their time to turn each pup into an adorable, clean little dog. On Tuesday and Wednesday, HAWS' performed spays and neuters, secured the necessary foster homes and got in the routine of caring for an additional 20 dogs in our kennel. HAWS' Behavior Department team worked to socialize and calm the dogs while completing evaluations to get them ready for the adoption floor.” 

Several dogs have been transferred to foster homes – including a new mother and her puppies. Many are now available for adoption at HAWS, 701 Northview Road. For information on the available dogs, call 262-542-8851 or visit during shelter viewing hours. HAWS is open for adoptions 7 days a week:  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.

HAWS wants to send a special thank you to the groomers at Paws for a Moment, Petlicious Dog Bakery & Pet Spa and Styl'n Companions Pet Spa for their volunteer efforts.

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