CAAWA Superheroes Rescue Local Animals


CULLMANCAAWA, the Cullman Area Animal Welfare Association, is a band of individuals whose job is to rescue and save the neglected and abused animals of Cullman County. The group is entirely non-profit, and all its members are volunteers. They consider themselves to be a ‘no kill’ organization that rescues companion animals.

Established in 2004 CAAWA was federally recognized as a non-profit animal welfare organization in 2005. Many of the animals they rescue come from high-kill animal shelters while others come from abusive situations. CAAWA does its best to intercept the animals prior to being taken to a shelter.

The people of CAAWA pride themselves in providing excellent medical care to the animals accepted into their foster care program. Each animal is examined by a veterinarian at least once and is provided with all necessary medical treatments. The animals receive all age appropriate vaccinations, including rabies, the bordetella vaccine, heartworm or FIV/Leukemia tests, fecal exams and parasite prevention.    

Each animal is spayed or neutered, as well as microchipped. All rescued animals are quarantined for a minimum of ten days prior to adoption. 

While in foster care, the dogs are socialized and house trained.

Cats are fostered indoors only, socialized, and litterbox trained before they are adopted into their forever families. The top priority of CAAWA is large, female dogs that have had large litters.


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CAAWA also provides low-cost spay/neuter assistance to animals owned by persons with low income. For those who live in Cullman County and need help with getting their pet spayed or neutered contact CAAWA at 256-636-4627.

“We try to promote education and understanding on things such as spay and neutering, declawing animals and that sort of thing,” explained Sue Jones, CAAWA Volunteer.  “We want healthy animals to go to good forever homes and we don’t want them to be reproducing and causing more unwanted animals that will end up at the Cullman Animal Shelter. That’s our goal,” she smiled warmly.  

“CAAWA is a very small organization, so we need volunteers, foster homes – desperately need foster homes so we can save more animals,” Jones explained.

“We also need donations to help pay the vet bills. We just do the best we can with what we have to change things for the better for the animals in Cullman County.”  

To donate or adopt a pet through CAAWA, call 256-636-4627 or e-mail Follow them on Facebook at