Our Mission

Advancing Collaboration, Advocacy and Professional Development within the Colorado Animal Welfare Community.


Our Vision

Colorado is a state of humane communities for all pets and people.


Our Shared Values

The Five Freedoms

We believe animals have the right to freedom from hunger or thirst; freedom from discomfort; freedom from pain, injury or disease; freedom to express normal behaviors; and freedom from fear and distress.


We feel deep empathy for animals and people who are suffering.


We believe working together increases our collective achievements for animals and our communities.

Quality of Life

We are committed to the health and safety of pets and people in our communities.


We are responsible for continuously seeking and sharing knowledge and resources.


We hold ourselves accountable to our partners and community through transparency.

CFAWA Member Agreement

As members of the Colorado Federation of Animal Welfare Agencies:


We communicate respectfully and directly

We comply with applicable laws, rules and ordinances

We participate in our communities and coalitions

We refuse to use the term “kill” to describe agencies and their process of thoughtful euthanasia


We live, every day, CFAWA shared values

Save the Date

CFAWA Annual Conference
September 26-28, 2018

Denver Marriott Westminster
Westminster, CO

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