Borderland Animal Welfare Collaborative

The Borderland Animal Welfare Collaborative (BAWC) is a group of organizations that share a common vision to improve animal well-being and policies in the El Paso region. The summit will provide a forum to exchange ideas, develop partnerships and brainstorm solutions to the challenges faced within the animal community. The goal is to utilize the collective strength of the participating organizations to exact meaningful outcomes for the animal community.

Project Convener: The El Paso Community Foundation


The BAWC includes the following organizations:

  • Animal Rescue League of El Paso
  • Cat Rescue Corporation
  • Compadres Therapy Inc.
  • El Paso Animal Services
  • El Paso County Animal Welfare Department
  • El Paso Veterinary Medical Association
  • El Paso Zoo
  • From The Heart Rescue
  • Golden Retriever Rescue
  • Humane Society of El Paso
  • Law N Paws
  • Paws for Love
  • Pet Guardian Angel
  • Rescue Runners
  • Second Chance Wildlife Rescue
  • Stick House Sanctuary
  • Sun City Cats, LLC
  • Sun City Cats TNR
  • Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
  • Therapy Dogs International

The group meets quarterly and allows for a dialogue across the groups to brainstorm solutions to these animal issues. The group is has accomplished and currently working on the following initiatives:

  • “Animal 915 Info Sheet,” a one-page document to improve communication with the public about what to do when encountering different animals in the area.

  • Education and awareness about responsible pet ownership and the programs available for assistance. Encouraging and supporting low-cost and no-cost vaccinations, microchipping and spay/neuters.

  • Awareness about new laws for minimum shelter requirements.

  • Fundraising to make our voice louder and our awareness go further to better the lives of families and animals in the area.

Your generous donation will be put towards projects to improve the well being of animals in the region.


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