WMAW is an animal welfare and rescue nonprofit that serves to educate, advocate and support 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.
Although the Town of Westcliffe will provide a short-term hold for animals found within the city limits, animals found in the Town of Silver Cliff and the rest of Custer County, can only go to the facility in Canon City. There is no facility in the towns or county for owner surrenders, sheltering during emergencies such as wildfires, or when an owner is incapacitated or passes away.
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.
*A Spay/Neuter/TNR fund.
*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 rescue groups in Colorado
*Fundraise to support its objectives
WMAW is a PACFA licensed foster-based organization.