Cloudy | 9MPH




April 2014


Did you lose a pet in the storm?


HAWS, the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, reminds county residents that the animal shelter is the “safe haven” for lost and found pets.
Anyone whose pets have gone missing during the recent severe weather is asked to contact HAWS to file a lost report.  According to HAWS Shelter Manager Kelly Rohda, strays have come in from the affected areas but no missing reports have been placed to match those pets.  Missing pet reports can be filed by calling HAWS at (262) 542-8851.  Walk-ins are also welcome:  HAWS opens Monday -Saturday at 9:00 a.m., Sundays at noon.  Members of HAWS Animal Rescue Team are available to respond 24 hours per day.
“The number of lost dogs reported, and stray dogs coming into our shelter, greatly increases during severe weather,” notes Executive Director Lynn Olenik.  “Check with us at HAWS before giving up hope.”
Thunderstorms (and this season’s celebratory fireworks) can stress some animals to the point of panic.  While some find great hiding places indoors under furniture or in the bathtub, others may injure themselves by jumping through screen doors or windows.  Animals not used to storms – or even simply being outside –will find decks, sheds, window wells or other natural hiding places and will “wait to be found.”

Some basics to remember:
·         Leave your pet in a safe area of your home where it will be comfortable and sheltered from any outside noise and lights.  Turn on the air conditioning or a fan for background noise.
·         Be sure to put away anything that can be damaged or might harm your pet if chewed.
·         Never leave pets outside and unattended, even in a fenced-in yard.
·         Make sure your pet has identification tags, or better yet, a microchip.  Microchips are available at HAWS, seven days a week.
·         If you will be away for vacation, work or the like, and your pet is known to be bothered by storms or fireworks, consider having someone stay with your pet.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Living Lake Country

E-mail Newsletter

Top stories from the Lake Country area. Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings.

Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Lakecountry Watch

View All Posts Got a tip? rss
Rummage Router
Just click to find a rummage near you
Your Photos
Xinyue Sanchez - Sussex , WI
Community Blogs

Lake Country residents share their views on news, happenings and current events.

Cook's Corner
By Cynthia Acosta Luksich
A little (big) pick-me-up: Perfect single serving size chocolate chip cookies

By Mike Garber
Egg Laying Bunny and the Ten Plagues

It's Hemmer Time
By Amy L. Geiger-Hemmer
Please Mr. Postman!!!

Eagle's Eye
By Al Neuhauser

Community Splashes
By Kurt Roskopf
June 7th Adaptive Water Ski Day for Waukesha County on Pewaukee Lake features more than a dozen community bloggers - a group of volunteer conversation leaders who are up on the latest topics and never short on an opinion. Just a few are pictured here. Check out the rest and see what they have to say!

View All Blogs

Discussion Guidelines

Do you want to become a Community Blogger? welcomes your thoughts and opinions. Contact us for more information:
I want to blog

Legal Notices
Back to top