Colorado Voters for Animals works to advocate for pets, wildlife, and farm animals at all levels of government.

CLAW Caucus

The Colorado Legislative Animal Welfare (CLAW) Caucus dates back to 2011, and was modeled after the Congressional Friends of Animals (CFA) Caucus, now the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus (CAPC), a federal bipartisan organization committed to raising awareness of animal welfare issues in Congress. CLAW is a nonpartisan caucus that serves to educate and improve communication among legislators and the public, bringing together those who are interested in animal issues, both inside and outside of government.

CLAW has grown to be the largest caucus at the Capitol, which speaks to the importance that legislators and the public place on animal protection issues in our state.

  • CLAW Caucus meets the third Thursday of January, February, March, and April—the months the Colorado Legislature sits.
  • CLAW Caucus will be held via Zoom during the duration of the Covid-19 Pandemic. For the link each month, email us at
  • Each CLAW Caucus will feature Colorado Legislators and their upcoming animal welfare bills, an educational event, and contacts for citizens to take action.