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.


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 »

Upcoming TNR Clinic Donations Needed!

Please help gather supplies for our first TNR (trap, neuter, release) Clinic for feral cats this February. Here is a list of items desperately needed to make this clinic a success! Items marked with a * are most desperately needed: *Doggy pee pads (2 x 2) *Paper towels (can NEVER have enough) Small metal bowls more »

Bailey is ready for a forever home!

Bailey is a gorgeous Yellow Labrador/Great Dane mix.  She is a very affectionate, well behaved pup who likes other dogs but doesn’t care for cats. She loves her daily walks and hanging out with the family wherever they may be.  She will make a wonderful family dog or companion for an active person! She is more »