DELTA COUNTY CITIZENS FOR ANIMAL WELFARE AND SHELTER (CAWS)

Rating: 4.91 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: PO Box 1736 Paonia CO 81428 USA

Mission: End the suffering of innocent dogs and cats in Delta County by reducing the number of unwanted births. Promote adoption of unwanted dogs and cats in Delta County, and educate its citizens on the importance of spay and neuter.
Geographic areas served: Delta County, Colorado
Programs: CAWS Adoption Center / Foster Program Spay/Neuter Subsidy Program Feral Cat TNR Program
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Rating: 5 stars  

It has been my pleasure to serve as the treasurer for CAWS for the past three years. In that time I have seen significant growth in the organization. I have watched first-hand as we moved from the "living room to the board room" so to speak. In a partnership with the town of Delta, CAWS has recently taken over the management of the Delta town shelter (now the CAWS Adoption Center). We are now one step closer to our goal of a county-wide shelter!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

It has been my pleasure to serve as the treasurer for CAWS for the past two years. In that time I have seen significant growth in the organization. I have watched first-hand as we moved from the "living room to the board room" so to speak. Delta County has no animal control program, and CAWS helps fill an incredible void in the community. Serving animals and families is the number one goal of the organization. With the recent establishment of a grant-seeking program spearheaded by a professional grant writer, I can't wait to see the great things this organization will do in the future.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In 2010, CAWS spayed or neutered 461 animals, and adopted out 54 cats, and 35 dogs to loving, forever homes!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would build a shelter!!!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

CAWS has rescued & adopted 100's of dogs and cats since their inception. I am proud to be a founder, former board member & volunteer for this wonderful non-profit animal rescue organization. My husband & I have fostered 80 plus dogs & found wonderful forever homes for these sweet animals. CAWS' Spay & Neuter program offers free or discount coupons to our community & also helps those who are in need of food & vet help. CAWS is well respected in our community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

educating the public through our Rescue Magazine, population decline by the distribution of discount spay/neuter coupons & by the number of adopted dogs & cats.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes just a plea for more foster homes for our dogs & cats. The need is great.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

CAWS serves a real need in Delta County. The only county animal shelter is 40 miles away, so CAWS' intake, fostering and placement are desperately needed to deal with all the stray and unwanted pets in its service area. CAWS has paid for spaying and neutering hundreds of dogs and cats also, thus preventing even more unwanted animals. It's a terrific organization and one that I'm proud to be associated with.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the long line of people waiting to get the free spay and neuter coupons we were providing -- this is a poor county and most of the people could not have otherwise afforded to get their pets fixed.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make sure it had enough money to build the shelter facility that is so desperately needed for Paonia, Hotchkiss and surrounding areas.

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Rating: 5 stars  

CAWS reaches out to everyone in Delta County and works with any other rescue group that want it to. They take animals from rescue groups who have to put down dogs and cats when they run out of room and find homes for them.

They also stand up for the dogs and cats by posting rewards for leads to dog fighter and other abuse.

Being retired I have many opportunities to volunteer but chose CAWS because of the many services the provide to help dogs and cats.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have helped in many ways with CAWS and seen the result of their hard work on the behalf of cats and dogs.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help them get the Delta County wide shelter that is so Desperately needed.

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