Who We Are

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.


By-Law Changes

CAWS  is updating its bylaws to reflect the current board of directors vision of a revitalized and transparent organization. Send your comments to cawsonline.org. Input must be received by January 12, 2017. Updated by-laws will be approved at the CAWS general meeting on January 19th, 2017 at  4:00 pm, Paonia Library. Click on the link below: more »

Texas BBQ Lunch Supports Homeless Pets

Paonia, CO  CAWS announced today that it will be offering a Texas BBQ lunch at the American Legion Head Post 97, Paonia, on Saturday, October 22 from noon-3pm to raise money for homeless pets in Delta County.  The meal will cost $10 and includes a choice of beef or pork, with sides of beans, coleslaw more »