HAWS Waukesha needs foster parents for first batch of animals displaced by Harvey

Posted: 12:02 PM, Aug 31, 2017
Updated: 2017-08-31 19:35:45Z

WAUKESHA -- The Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County (HAWS) is looking for foster parents as it is scheduled to receive its first transport of animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey.

The animals are expected to arrive on Monday, September 4, at the Waukesha animal resource center.

"Our biggest need at HAWS at this time will be foster homes for these animals. We are looking for foster homes that can give a 60-90 day commitment for these pets," HAWS Executive Director Lynn Olenik said in a news release.

"The animals coming to HAWS are from a type of ‘domino effect’ – these are animals that were already in shelters looking to be rehomed, before Hurricane Harvey’s arrival. Texas and other southern shelters need to make space for those animals that are in need of temporary and emergency shelter," she explained.

Veterinary care and behavior support, along with care supplies, will be provided to foster parents by HAWS.

If you're interested in becoming a foster parent, call the shelter at 262-542-8851, extension 0.