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Colorado Animal Welfare League (CAWL) is a 501(c)(3) animal rescue organization founded with the mission to protect homeless animals in Colorado and the surrounding states of Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming, and New Mexico. We are currently made up of a small group of committed volunteers trying to save one animal at a time. As an all volunteer administration, any donations made to CAWL go directly to servicing the needs of the animals we save.
The focus of CAWL is to expedite the adoption of difficult to place animals such as those with black fur, advanced age, or special needs. We rescue a lot of animals that would otherwise be euthanized for medical conditions, fearful behaviors, or just simply just for being a black dog in a shelter full of black dogs. Our rescue animals stay with foster families until their adoption while we work toward growing into a shelter. Thus, most of our expenses come from foster support and veterinary bills to treat our sick and injured animals.
Our goal is to also be very proactive in animal welfare and to advance the awareness of the need for spaying and neutering our pets to reduce overpopulation. Our mobile spay/neuter clinic is slated to be taken to rural areas with limited veterinary resources, inner-city areas, and Indian reservations where spaying and neutering will only happen if it is nearly free and comes to them. Our intention is to work with local vets to provide the spaying and neutering service at no cost to the public. Donations will then also be used to defray the costs associated with paying the veterinarians for their time, medications and supplies, and the operating costs for the mobile clinic itself.
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