Faces of Milwaukee 2021 | Innovative Animal Sheltering

These individuals represent the best of the best, which is why we deem them the Faces of Milwaukee. Read about them here, then seek out their services.

Michelle Milford (HAWS), Clyde (Good Dog), Vickie Brown-Gurley (Woodlands School), Megan Marszalkowski (HAWS), Savannah Graves (Woodlands School), Jenny (Good Dog), Andres Garcia (HAWS); Photo by Linda SmallPage, Boutique Photgrapher

Humane Animal Welfare Society

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

HAWS Schallock Center for Animals

W330 S1205 County Rd. C, Delafield | hawspets.org/schallockcenter

The Humane Animal Welfare Society is no ordinary animal shelter! Both open admission and no-kill, HAWS is dedicated to strengthening the relationship between animals and humans through adoptions and education, making a more compassionate community possible.

HAWS’ founders believed in the values of empathy, kindness and compassion, and worked to create leaders that care about the welfare of all living things. Today, the HAWS team remains committed to continuing that legacy.

Each year, HAWS engages more than 11,000 future leaders through humane, character-driven youth education and animal interactions. Virtual curriculum includes offerings such as Dog Body Language, Training Tips and the No More Bullying program. In-person activities take place at both the shelter and the new HAWS Schallock Center for Animals, and range from clubs and camps with animals to events welcoming all members of the family.

With innovation at every turn, HAWS is the No. 1 resource for pets and their people.



Nominations are open for the 2024 Unity Awards! 

Know an individual or group committed to bridging divides in our community? Nominate them for a Unity Award by Oct. 31.