Color-Country Animal Welfare (CCAW) was born from founder Dottie Weaver's lifelong passion and love for animals. Dottie lived in Wayne County from the 1970s to her passing in 2015. After retiring from a career as a registered nurse, Dottie raised horses and volunteered with rescue dogs.
Dottie's home in Torrey became a refuge for homeless and abandoned dogs and cats. As others learned of Dottie's work, they pitched in to help. In 2009 they began Color Country Animal Welfare, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt, all-volunteer organization. CCAW has a volunteer Board of Directors, all of whom live in Wayne County and share Dottie's passion for the place and its inhabitants.
CCAW is the only organization in Wayne County and the surrounding areas that provides services, educational resources and financial support to promote the humane treatment of Animals.