AWAC Membership

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To become an AWAC Member:

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Basic Membership Includes:

Reduced pricing at our cutting-edge annual conference

Scholarship opportunities to attend local and national trainings

Member communications about Colorado animal welfare news

Unlimited job postings on our website

Unlimited training postings on our website

Benefits from our work in four strategic areas of operation

Strategic Partner Membership Includes:

$5,000 level– Basic membership benefits and two complimentary registrations to the Colorado Animal Welfare Conference.

$10,000 or more level– $5,000 level benefits plus logo included in annual conference literature.


Member Agreement


As members of AWAC we:

  • Communicate respectfully and directly
  • Comply with applicable laws, rules and ordinances
  • Participate in our communities and coalitions
  • Refuse to use the term “kill” to describe agencies and their process of thoughtful euthanasia
  • Live, every day, AWAC shared values

Our Shared Values

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The Five Freedoms

We believe animals have the right to freedom from hunger or thirst; freedom from discomfort; freedom from pain, injury or disease; freedom to express normal behaviors; and freedom from fear and distress.


We feel deep empathy for animals and people who are suffering.


We believe working together increases our collective achievements for animals and our communities.

Quality Of Life

We are committed to the health and safety of pets and people in our communities.


We are responsible for continuously seeking and sharing knowledge and resources.


We hold ourselves accountable to our partners and community through transparency.

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To become an AWAC Member: