Larry - Dalmatian/Jack Russell Terrier

Active, happy and playful! Larry is a wonderful dog! Larry is a doll!  Larry is about 30 lbs., neutered and chipped.  Larry is good with dogs, cats and kids.  Larry likes to go in the car.  Larry was a stray but now needs a home that is active and fun.

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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 SNOWmobile reaches 5000 spay/neuter surgeries milestone!



Colorado Animal Welfare League SNOWmobile performed our 5000th surgery! A lovely female Shepard mix name Calypso was the happy &willing number 5000 spay at our recent clinic in Rocky Ford, Colorado. Since beginning our spay neuter program we have been able to help multiple Aurora Colorado areas with publicly owned spays & neuters, vaccinations, and education about their pets. And now, we get to get excited about #5,000 and look forward to helping so many more.



Thanks to:

Lucky Day Animal Rescue

Animal Assistance Foundation

Dr. Emily Hays

William J Wellisch


Areas served:  San Luis Valley, Rocky Ford, Deer Trail, BlackHawk, and Loveland in CO

Pine Hill and Dulce in NM.


Pictured:  Deb Jackson, Lisa, Michelle Jackson, Emily, Sue Gravlin Lynch

Dogs pictured:  Calypso, Leila, Louie and Scarecrow

Peak Fix – Spay/Neuter Event

Spay and NeuterThe “Peak Fix” is a one-day spay/neuter event for the communities along Peak-to-Peak highway. In 2013, more than 15,000 pets entered the Boulder Humane Society and Foothills Animal Shelter. Despite their many progressive programs, there are still too many homeless pets in our community. That high number in combination with the high price of spay/neuter at local veterinary offices, led us to organize this one-day event. With the help of Colorado Animal Welfare League’s mobile spay/neuter clinic and Best Friends Animal Society’s Network, we will be able to provide surgeries to 25 pet owners. So NO pet is turned away because costs are out of reach, we are offering surgeries at “name your price”. Please call to reserve your spot–303-808-1695.

Date: October 24, Black Hawk, CO

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Volunteer Spotlight and Special Surprise: Katie

DSC_0007 For the last 4 years the Maldonado family has volunteered with CAWL fostering dogs, cats, puppies and kittens.  This family has never turned away an animal in need, they are incredibly caring and compassionate.  Dozens of lucky animals have spent time in their home and with their amazing daughter, Katie.

Today was really special as Katie was surprised and honored by a local optometrist, Dr. Michael Vaske, of Vaske Vision Care.  Dr. Vakse offered an iPad mini for the winner of his good deed contest and the best volunteer in Parker, Colorado.  Many essays about good deeds came in but the choice was Katie!  She single handedly saved more than a dozen kittens in one summer vacation!  Katie loves to care for and socialize the dogs and cats and also loves dance and horses.  She is an excellent student and all around amazing young lady. DSC_0010

The Maldado family runs an in home doggie daycare and boarding facility for other lucky owned animals as well called Furever Furry.  They are almost always fuller than full but if you can get your pet in, they will take great care of them while you are away!  Check them out on Facebook.

Thank you so much to Dr. Vaske for making today extra special at CAWL!  We are super proud of our special volunteer!Vaske Logo


Volunteer Spotlight: Wil

Wil picWil Wellisch is a native of Minnesota and moved to Denver over 40 years ago.    He was a Professor at Metro State University and taught for decades before retiring to save dogs.  For almost 20 years, Wil has fostered dogs with many of the big name organizations in Denver.  He has worked with almost every rescue in the area.  He also runs an email sharing chain of over 1000 rescuers to help promote dogs in the hardest areas and works to save the dogs that are least likely to get out of shelters.  Thousands of hours have been spent pouring over the computer to do anything he can to help.

He has fostered 165 dogs over the years and is incredibly humble about this number.  He has fostered dozens of dogs for CAWL including Sophie, our blind PitBull. Will & Lisa

Wil has traveled extensively in South and Central America and has a passion for art and photography.  He has quite the sense of humor and will happily tell you about each and every dog he has fostered in hilarious detail.

Wil lives with his two retrievers Butch and Bella, who are spoiled and loved beyond words.   All of us at CAWL can’t thank Wil enough for all he has done!