CAWS Adoption Center
Jessica Garrett, Manager
Cory Thomas, Assistant Manager
640 W. 4th Street
Delta, CO 81416
HOURS of OPERATION
Every day, Monday-Sunday
8:30 AM to 1:30 PM (open for public visit, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM)
The CAWS Adoption Center provides a much needed “adoption guarantee” facility in Delta County, Colo., to help assist area residents, law enforcement and other animal rescue organizations find a safe and progressive place that specializes in providing shelter for companion dogs and cats on a short-term basis; veterinarian care with emphasis on spay and neuter; and the opportunity to enter the foster and adoption program. This facility augments CAWS’ current foster care program and provides a starting point for many of our animals entering the CAWS adoption program. The CAWS Adoption Center also provides emergency and back-up housing for CAWS fosters who find themselves needing respite for animals in their care.
The CAWS Adoption Center is under the management of the Delta County Citizens for Animal Welfare and Shelter (CAWS), a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit animal rescue organization since 1998.
CAWS Adoption Center objectives include:
• To meet the domestic pet shelter needs of Delta County residents and law enforcement.
• To reduce the number of dog and cat euthanasias in Delta County by providing shelter, fostering and adoption services.
• To promote community awareness on the importance of spay and neuter and the problems that contribute to the cycle of pet overpopulation that lead to the euthanasia of hundreds of local animals each year.
• To educate the community on pet care, training, veterinary care, exercise, socialization, and benefits of human-animal companionship.
• To maintain an open relationship with the community and operate with transparency.
CAWS Adoption Center Mission Statement:
The CAWS Adoption Center will strive to serve the community by providing a safe and loving environment for companion dogs and cats until homes are found. We encourage a quality human-animal experience in an atmosphere of dignity, hospitality and compassion. We provide educational opportunities regarding responsible pet ownership.
Volunteers always welcome. Visit our Shelter Volunteer page for more information.
LETTER FROM THE CAWS PRESIDENT
Dear Animal Lover,
Nutritious food. Fresh water. Shelter. Love. Every pet deserves them. Every pet needs them. But since we started operating our animal shelter, I’ve seen way too many pets that did not have any of those four.
Many of these pets are now temporary residents of the CAWS Adoption Center in Delta, CO but I can tell you that, by the time they reach us, they are often time underweight, frightened and the look in their eyes reveal they have given up hope. Many have gone days without eating. Some have slept outside in brutal weather conditions, left exposed to the elements; while others haven’t had a drink of water in days. And the saddest part is that many of them were once loved.
So, by the time they get to us here at the CAWS Adoption Center they have lost hope on life and sometimes in people.
I am asking you to help these pets with a special gift of $15, $20, even $25 … or more. Your gift will provide hope to a homeless pet – hope in the form of nutritious meals, fresh water, a warm, comfortable and safe place to sleep at night, and best of all, surrounded by staff and volunteers who will provide lots of love and affection until they can find a permanent, loving home. Your gift can give them what they need to make a new start in life. What a satisfying feeling you will have knowing you have helped some deserving pet right here in our community.
Thanks in advance for opening up your heart…and caring. It means a lot.
CAWS Board of Directors, President
P.S. With your support, we have served many pets and pet owners so far this year. As of Dec. 31, 2012, we adopted 89 dogs and 87 cats ; and cared for 59 dogs for the Delta City Police Department. Help us to keep going strong.
P.P.S. If you’re not able to support the Center with a donation, please consider volunteering. We need help walking dog, keeping the Center clean and homey, simple maintenance and many other tasks. Visit our Shelter Volunteer page for more information.