Wet Mountain Animal Welfare
The Wet Mountain Valley Community Foundation was founded in 1999, and since that time has distributed over $4 million to just over 100 nonprofit organizations in Custer County. Grants and gifts have been given to the arts, education, recreation, historic preservation, emergency services, health care, land conservation and related fields of service. The annual Wet Mountain Valley Community Foundation Spirit Campaign is a program of matching gifts awarded by the Community Foundation based on individual donations to nonprofit organizations in Custer County.
The Spirit Campaign has generated over $3.8 million in donations for the local nonprofit community since the campaign’s inception in 2004. It allows residents to focus their donations on nonprofits of their choosing while knowing a matching gift will be awarded by the Community Foundation. In 2019, the Spirit Campaign matched contributions by over 700 individual donors to 61 Custer County nonprofit organizations totaling over $340,000 in charitable contributions.
The Wet Mountain Valley Community Foundation would like to deeply thank the Anschutz Foundation in providing significant funding for this matching gift effort. The Anschutz Foundation has been a partner in the Community Spirit Campaign since the program was initiated.
WMAW is an animal welfare and rescue non profit 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. 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 low-cost microchip clinics, an active and networked Lost and Found Facebook page, 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 and a medical fund to aid with low income pet emergencies.
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 low-cost spay/neuter programs, veterinary medical assistance and financial aid
- 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
P.O. Box 1286
Westcliffe, CO 81252