Animal Care Facility Manager – Mel Perc

Mel has been “re-homed” in Teasdale, UT now going on five years and prior, spent five years of long vacations touring and getting to know this magical place from it’s most grand landscapes to it’s simplest, fascinating details. Growing up in Maryland on the Chesapeake Bay, he focused his studies

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April 5th, 2021

The Color Country Animal Welfare shelter will be opening this summer, which will be a wonderful thing for many animals. Adoptions, rescues, and day care for dogs and cats will be available. Stay tuned for more info as we get closer to the opening day! The CCAW website is also being updated,

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Adopting a New Dog

  It was just about ten years ago when Dottie Weaver, founder of Color Country Animal Welfare, rescued a beautiful Border collie mix she saw being dumped on the highway. Dottie knew I had recently lost an Australian shepherd of whom I was very fond. She thought I needed another

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A Happy Trio – Blue’s Story

  We adopted Blue from Color Country Animal Welfare (CCAW) while she was being fostered three years ago when she was about 5 years old. The second we met, she clung to me, and I knew that she was destined to be part of our family. As I was leaving

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President – Sarah Tal

Sarah became involved with CCAW in 2013, inspired by its founder Dottie Weaver. Originally from Oregon, Sarah has a B.A. from Kenyon College and a J.D. from the University of Utah. As a day job, she works for the State of Utah from her home in Torrey. Animals have always

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Vice President – Lee Austin

Lee Austin

Lee worked as Host/Reporter for Utah State University/Utah Public Radio. He got a BA from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh the class of 1997. He served for ten years on the Cache Humane Society Board of Directors and helped that organization build and open the only animal shelter in Cache County, Utah.

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Treasurer – Leita Kingsland

Leita is a self-employed accountant, working primarily with nonprofits for the last decade. She has worked for CPAs and in industry and has over 30 years of accounting experience. Leita is a Torrey resident, who loves dogs and cats, hiking and gardening. She is a founder of CCAW and helps

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Secretary – John Benson

John Benson

John was born and raised in Salt Lake City, where he got a BSEE at the University of Utah in 1972. His career included engineering and project management for computer and medical companies, which also allowed him to travel internationally. There were always cats and dogs in his life, and

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Bill Barrett

Bill lived in San Francisco, with his wife Diane (an artist and retired florist), for 25 years before retiring in 2012. Bill worked with and for non-profit art and design colleges in the U.S. and Canada for his entire career. In addition, he has extensive experience with non-profit organizations and

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Mary Beddingfieldsmith

Mary and her partner Scott moved to Torrey after living in Logan for almost forty years. Before they were married, Mary explained there could be no “I do” unless Scott agreed that union included animals in the family. They now spend a good portion of each day attending to the

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