Our Organization

Who are we?

CAWS is a no-kill, volunteer and foster-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is working with the community to help animals. As Utah’s oldest animal rescue group, our ongoing rescue, foster, education and adoption programs help animals whose time is up at shelters, those who are abandoned, and as our resources allow, those whom their owners can no longer keep.

We are committed to saving the animals that are often overlooked and under-appreciated at local shelters; this includes, the sick, injured, senior and neonatal kittens and their mothers. We are dedicated to helping those special needs animals find their forever homes.

Our rescue and adoption process is sustainable, innovative and effective. In 2015, we rescued and adopted out over one thousand dogs and cats from shelters throughout the state of Utah.

0 Dogs Rescued
275 dogs have been rescued this year!
0 Cats Rescued
347 cats have been rescued this year!
0 Adoptions
584 animals adopted this year!

2017 Rescue Progress

What People Say


This group was created for CAWS adopters to be able share updates of their new adopted best friends! Thanks for choosing to adopt!
Kelli Braun
Kelli Braun2 hours ago
Adopted this adorable girl at Super Adoption. I don't know who's more happy me or her! πŸ˜πŸ•πŸ˜ #itspuppylove
Allison Lippert
Allison Lippert40 ago
Now that cooler weather is back, Meg has resumed our Sunday afternoon lap time
Shawn Creitz
Shawn Creitz3 hours ago
We adopted Lambic and he adopted the sofa

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