Saving Stray Animals

Saving Stray Animals

Because every pet deserves a peaceful, safe and healthy life

Saving Stray Animals

Saving Stray Animals

Because every pet deserves a peaceful, safe and healthy life

Saving Stray Animals

Saving Stray Animals

Because every pet deserves a peaceful, safe and healthy life

We rely on help from the community to help local animals.

How to Help

AWF Lunch Buddies — Walk with a Shelter Dog!

AWF Lunch Buddies — Walk with a Shelter Dog!

The weather is finally warming, and there's few things better than a stroll outside where you can enjoy the spring sun. AWF invites you to enjoy that walk with a Buddy. Whether you need to get your steps in over your lunch hour, or stretch your legs a bit before dinnertime, we can set you up with a joyful canine companion as your "Lunch Buddy" to help you make the most of it. On Tuesdays-Saturdays, from 11:30 am on until the shelter closes at 5:30 pm, you can stop in to get a Lunch Buddy -- no appointment needed! You can choose a specific dog you want to get to know, or walk whichever dog is next on th...

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Board Members

Board President - Cindy and her husband Tom are both active in their farming operation and own Oak Street Manufacturing in Monticello. They ...
Cindy Bagge
Treasurer - Lisa was raised in St. Louis, Missouri and moved to Iowa in 2013. She began working at Honkamp Krueger in 2015 and is currently ...
Lisa Wigington
Board Member - Candy began volunteering for AWF in 2004 after AWF reached out to the community for volunteers. Candy has been AWF's top fund...
Candy Roberg
Board Member - From Cimarron, Kansas, Mike and his wife Lisa live in Monticello. Lab Max and former AWF shelter dogs Zeus, the Great Dane, a...
Mike Batman
Board Member - Jon has been on the board since September, 2019. He was born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa and  has resided  in Monticello for ...
Jon Avenarius
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