Wet Mountain Animal Welfare

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1286
Westcliffe, CO 81252

Phone: (719) 430-5494
Email: Email this nonprofit
Website: https://www.wetmountainanimalwelfare.org/
Contact: Sandi Dalton


WMAW is an animal welfare and rescue nonprofit that serves to educate, advocate and support socially conscious animal welfare in the communities of the Wet Mountain Valley. Our primary objective is to build and maintain a small animal shelter in the Westcliffe/Silver Cliff town area.

There currently is no Custer County facility that can house found, abandoned or surrendered pets or pets whose owners have passed away. Our goal is to create the best possible outcome for all animals, offering aid and assistance to enable pets to stay in their homes, and provide fostering opportunities for those that do need rehoming.
WMAW provides resources to pet owners, including:

Financial assistance for low-income pet emergencies and non-emergent, but necessary, medical care, which includes full coverage and partial coverage and/or bridge loans based on circumstances and needs.
An active, networked, and effective Lost and Found Facebook group.
The Pet Waggin program which helps provide food for low-income dogs and cats weekly.
A Spay/Neuter fund to assist with low-income pet needs.
PACFA licensed foster-based organization.


Promote (and educate for) the responsible and humane treatment of animals

Assist with the fostering or re-homing of stray, abandoned and surrendered animals

Assist pet owners with containment, fencing and behavioral issues to help keep pets in their homes

Establish a strong working relationship with local law enforcement to ensure immediate action on animal cruelty and neglect complaints

Provide assistance in emergency cases of animal abuse/neglect

Network with shelters and licensed rescue groups in Colorado

Fundraise to support its objectives