Faces of Milwaukee 2020 | Growing Our Humane Community

In this special section, Milwaukee Magazine introduces you to the people who endeavor for the success of their businesses and non-profits, as well as for the city they call home.

FROM LEFT) Tammy Mertens, Geoff Mertens, Dawn Dressler Brady, Barb Dressler, Lynn Olenik, Maggie Tate-Techtmann (SEATED ON GRASS) Ava Albrecht, Sophia Albrecht (FEATURED PUPS) Mochi, Lizzie, Siska; Photo by Boutique Photographer, Linda Smallpage

HAWS – Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County

701 Northview Rd. | Waukesha | 262-542-8851 | hawspets.org


Established in 1965, the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County assists more than 8,000 animals and welcomes over 35,000 human visitors each year. HAWS is an open admission and no-kill shelter, accepting animals regardless of age, health, temperament or breed. As a full-service humane society, HAWS offers a wide variety of programs and services, promoting responsible pet ownership to all ages and preventing animal abuse and neglect in our community and beyond. HAWS is proud of their legacy in the community. Their founders believed in the importance of showing and teaching empathy and compassion toward all living things. Over the years, animal welfare advocates of all ages have continued to share these sentiments and show the way to each new generation. The Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County leads the community in animal welfare and assures sanctuary for animals in need. Together, we are “Growing Our Humane Community.”


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