CAWL Puppies Star in Puppy Bowl X

CAWL rescues Laney and Loren are starring in Puppy Bowl X being aired on the Animal Planet network February 2nd, at 1 PM MST. While Laney and Loren have both been adopted to amazing families, we hope you will still join us at Denver's Watering Bowl on Feb 2nd to support team CAWL!

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Where Can I Find Low Cost Spay/Neuter Options?

As an animal welfare organization, we have chosen to put a major focus on the importance of spay/neuter as a means for controlling the rampant animal overpopulation which leads the euthanization of thousands of animals each year. Our initial foray into this area has been the build-out of our mobile

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CAWL Launches Lindsey’s Blog

Lindsey and 2 foster catsWe are so excited today to launch a brand new feature on our website! Lindsey’s Blog is the blog of our crazy cat coordinator who hopes to add fun and useful articles on bottle feeding kittens, being a foster mom and the general craziness with running the cat program here at CAWL. Lindsey has also lined up some great guest posters so stay tuned for great new content from her and her team! Congratulations Lindsey! We LOVE you!

Go to Lindsey’s Blog now!

Help Stop Bubba’s Pain


Donate for TECA-BO surgery for Bubba

UPDATE!! Great news!! Bubba has been accepted into the CSU program!! We will keep you updated with details as we get them! Yay Bubba! Bubba is a wonderful and sweet pit bull mix who needs a special surgery. He was left with untreated chronic ear infections for so long, his body started fighting back through growths in his ears that essentially look like cauliflower. This condition is very painful for him leaving him constantly shaking his head, rubbing his ears on the ground, and constant scratching. Bubba needs his ear canals removed which is an extensive surgery that typically costs around $4000. We are hoping to get him accepted into CSU for TECA-BO surgery at a reduced rate of what we hope will be around $2000. The CAWL board has voted to help this sweet dog but we are desperately in need of donations to help cover these costs. Please consider helping this wonderful companion who has been left to suffer for so long.
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Remembering Naiad

NaiadThe volunteers at CAWL are very sad to report that our senior potcake Naiad (aka Morgan Freeman) has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. Naiad was a potcake dog brought to CAWL from the Humane Society of the Grand Bahama. Naiad was a shelter favorite and loved living in Colorado. According to the volunteers at HSGB, Naiad was fished out of a canal by HSGB staff in Sept 2009.  No one ever came looking for him.  They estimated the gorgeous labrador mix to be about 8 yrs old but claimed he had plenty of life in him yet!  He was never a minute’s problem at the shelter.  They likened him to a regal king; “he’s above all the rough and tumble playing but he still enjoys being in the big play groups”.  Our calm, collected, super smart, and affectionate senior potcake was adopted and lived a happy Colorado life with his new family, the Reynolds. He will be greatly missed by CAWL.Naiad and True Thank you True for fostering him and finding him such an amazing home and family to finish his life.

Thank you to the Humane Society of Grand Bahama, Operation Puppy Lift and The Kohn Foundation for continuing to care and raise awareness for the plight of the potcakes.


CAWL to Participate in World Spay Day 2014- 20th Anniversary Event

By Lindsey Patrick-Elster, CAWL Board Member/Cat Coordinator


CAWL has started the New Year off with a bang, helping to plan an exciting four-day event for the 20th Anniversary of World Spay Day! We’re so excited to be partnering with Denver Dumb Friends League, Denver Animal Shelter, and Downtown Animal Care Center to provide FREE cat spay/neuter and discounted dog spay/neuter for this worldwide campaign. This is our first year being a part of World Spay Day, so we are thrilled to be able to participate. We are also super excited about using our brand new (to us) mobile spay/neuter unit- the SNOW Mobile (Spay Neuter On Wheels) with our awesome vet, Dr. Emily Hays!

On Monday and Tuesday, SpayDayFlyer February 24th and 25th, CAWL and DFL will be at Denver Animal Shelter (1241 West Bayaud Avenue, Denver, CO 80233), offering FREE spay/neuter for cats, with vaccinations included (limit three cats per household, cats must be 2 pounds to undergo surgery).  No appointment is necessary, but we are expecting a high volume for this event so get there early, as it is first come, first serve!  Check in begins at 7:30 a.m. All cats must be in carriers (no boxes, please).

This event continues on Wednesday and Thursday, February 26th and 27th at a second location, Downtown Animal Care Center (1041 Galapago Street, Denver, CO 80204). CAWL will have the SNOW mobile, and will be providing FREE cat spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations on both days with no appointment necessary (limit three cats per household, cats must be 2 pounds to undergo surgery). This is a first come, first serve event as well, with check in starting at 7:30 a.m. All cats must be in carriers (no boxes).

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