- Communicate with each other in a manner that reflects principals of honesty, fairness and respect.
- Speak positively about the Coalition and Coalition members; do not publically criticize.
- Support and celebrate the activities and successes of Coalition members.
- Share knowledge, experience and ideas freely to support each other in addressing problems and in improving operations.
- Approach individual members directly with any concerns.
- Contact Coalition members, and agencies in Colorado first for help, transfers, and offers.
- Attend meetings regularly and come to meetings prepared having read and reviewed any supporting documents or information ahead of time.
- Actively participate in meetings and Coalition projects through task force work. Member agencies may delegate task force participation to alternate staff or volunteers as needed to maintain agency representation on the assigned task force.
- Seek to find common ground, put aside differences and work toward common goals and points of agreement.
- Discuss language and terminology, identify ‘problem’ language (viewed as hurtful or divisive) and reach consensus to modify or phase out such language.
- Respect confidentiality in communications when agreed upon.
- In speaking for or about the Coalition, stay within approved Coalition positions and key messages.
- Do not use Coalition e-mail distribution list for any purpose other than Coalition-related activities.
- Agree to regularly evaluate the effectiveness and impact of the Coalition and the health of Coalition relationships.
Spay/Neuter Position Statement
NoCoRAWC believes any organization placing “homeless” companion animals (cats, dogs, rabbits, goats, male horses) into new homes is responsible for ensuring that said animals are spayed/neutered prior to adoption. We believe spay/neuter prior to adoption is a necessary component of reducing pet overpopulation.
We understand that some people may have concerns about spaying/neutering at a young age, and would encourage them to visit the following link: http://www.aspcapro.org/resource/shelter-health-animal-care/pediatric-spayneuter
All members must
- Be licensed by PACFA where required.
- Be a 501c3 or 501c4 (or in the process of obtaining this tax exempt status) or a government agency involved in animal health and welfare, including shelters, rescues, foster care, animal control agencies, non-profit clinics, etc.
- Be located in Larimer, Weld or Boulder Counties, the Eastern Plains or in Southeastern Wyoming.
- Adhere to State regulations for non-profit organizations.
- Practice spay/neuter before adoption in 100% of cases including dogs, cats and rabbits. Castration should occur in 100% of equines placed for adoption by member organization. Other species may be altered or not at the member agency’s discretion so long as all agencies keep in mind the goal of reducing or eliminating the problem of overpopulation.
- Support or actively participate in animal transfer (rescue to rescue, shelter to rescue, rescue to shelter), working together to save more animals.
- Be a member of CFAWA (encouraged).
- The agency executive director or a representative who has authority to make decisions and commit resources on behalf of the agency must attend not less than 75% of quarterly meetings nor miss more than 1 meeting per calendar year. It is the belief of the members that missing meetings degrades the integrity of the coalition.
- Support and align with the Coalition mission.
- Agree to report timely and accurate agency data so that Coalition efforts can be measured.
- Contribute funds, staff, and resources equitably rather than equally.
- Complete a membership application and sign a Memorandum of Understanding upon acceptance of the membership application.
Membership Criteria Position Statement
The NOCORAWC recognizes that organizations acting as animal shelters or rescues have a responsibility to advocate for measures that respect or enhance the human-animal bond and that reduce or eliminate the societal problems leading to pet homelessness and abandonment.
NOCORAWC supports excellence in animal care; collaboration among member organizations and others; and a commitment to organizational excellence.
Membership requirements and minimum standards of operation for member organizations are outlined in the member agreement. The coalition has defined these membership criteria on the basis of its shared vision for promoting animal health and welfare in the community. Therefore, it requires all members to meet and maintain the established criteria. Organizations wishing to become members who do not yet meet the established membership requirements are encouraged to seek mentorship through a coalition member in order to achieve the level of excellence in operations defined by the membership criteria.
Animal House Rescue & Grooming
1104 West Vine Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80521
(970) 224-DOGS (3647)
Services: Dog Shelter & Adoptions, Grooming
Black Dog Animal Rescue
3619 Evans Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Services: adoptions, TNR, microchips, collars/ID, re-homing assistance/surrender prevention (Almost exclusive to Wyoming)
PO Box 897
Berthoud, CO 80513
Cheyenne Animal Shelter
800 Southwest Drive
Services: shelter, animal control, open intake facility with drop-box’s, low cost spay/neuter
Colorado-Wyoming Vizsla Rescue Group, Inc.
114 Summitview Dr.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Services: Rescue/Surrender of Vizslas and some vizsla mixes; foster home; fully vet & chip; spay/neuter; adopt to approved homes
Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic
2321 East Mulberry Street, Units 1 & 9
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Shelter – (970) 484-8516
Clinic – (970) 484-1861
Services: Cat Shelter & Adoptions, Spay/Neuter, Vaccine Clinics, Pet Food Pantry, TNR, Behavior Services
Humane Society of Weld County
1620 42nd Street
Evans, CO 80620
Services: shelter, low-cost spay/neuter, low-cost vaccination clinics
Larimer Humane Society
6317 Kyle Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Services: Open Admission Shelter, Animal Control, Disaster Response, Licensing
Longmont Humane Society
9595 Nelson Road
Longmont, CO 80501
Services: Shelter, Low-Cost Veterinary Clinic
300 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, CO 80523
Services: In home pet care for low income elderly and disabled pet owners
Prevent Unwanted Pets
PO Box 51
Fort Collins, CO 80522
Services: Spay/Neuter Subsidies, Pet Food Assistance
The Ladybug Fund
816 South Lemay
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Services: Partial funding for vet emergency bills for pet owners facing financial hardship
PO Box 1544
Services: Lifelong sanctuary for captive bred wolves and wolf dogs.