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.

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Newly Named Petco Love Invests in Lifesaving Work of Animal Welfare Friends

Newly Named Petco Love Invests in Lifesaving Work of Animal Welfare Friends

Grant of $5000.00 will help save more pet lives in Northeast Iowa.   Monticello, June 2, 2022 – Animal Welfare Friends Shelter in Monticello announced today a $5000 grant investment from the newly named, Petco Love, to support AWF’s lifesaving work for animals in Northeast Iowa. Petco Love is a nonprofit leading change for pets nationally by harnessing the power of love to make communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since their founding in 1999 as the Petco Foundation, they’ve empowered organizations with nearly $300 million invested to date in adoption and other lifesa...

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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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