Welcome to Citizens for Animal Welfare and Shelter!

CAWS is a nonprofit organization run by passionate animal lovers.   With their help and dedication, CAWS exists to address the unnecessary suffering of innocent animals by responding to the needs of homeless, abandoned and relinquished cats and dogs in Delta County by providing shelter at the CAWS Shelter in Delta, or in foster homes. CAWS’ mission is to eradicate unwanted births amongst cats and dogs through our spay/neuter program.


Thank You Maddie’s Fund!

CAWS has recently been given a grant by the Maddie’s Fund Organization.   Maddie’s Fund®is a family foundation created in 1994 by Workday® co-founder Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl, who have endowed the Foundation with more than $300 million. Since then, the Foundation has awarded more than $187.8 million in grants toward increased community lifesaving, shelter more »

Spring Cleaning Blowout!

Please join all of us at CAWS and Barkin’ Bargains for a warehouse yard sale event on May 19th and 20th!  We will be open from 8am to 2pm and have joined with Ms. Simpson’s 2nd Grade class at Paonia Elementary to sell delicious treats and refreshments! See flyer for details. See you there!

Are you the caretaker of a feral cat colony? We have appointments available for our upcoming TNR clinic in Paonia!

What is Trap-Neuter-Return?  A Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program is a humane alternative involving spaying/neutering/vaccinating feral cats, then returning them to their colonies where they are looked after and fed by caretakers (An estimated 12% of families in the US take on this role). TNR programs successfully decreases the population, reduces birth rates and improve the overall more »