The Colorado Federation of Animal Welfare Agencies (CFAWA) was formed in 1954 as the Colorado Federation of Animal Welfare Societies. The name was changed in 1988. Today, CFAWA has over 50 member agencies state-wide and is a federation of local, county, and state animal care, control, and health organizations.

CFAWA concentrates on issues that impact animals and communities in Colorado. Through professional development, advocacy, and collaboration CFAWA represents a powerful voice in the protection of companion animals in Colorado. CFAWA is committed to make Colorado a network of humane communities for all pets and people.