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

Animal Welfare Friends “Phase Two” Dog Park Area Now Ready for Use

Animal Welfare Friends “Phase Two” Dog Park Area Now Ready for Use

  Thanks to the support of a generous anonymous donor, Phase Two of our Dog Park project is now completed and the space is open for use. This new area is located at the front of the Animal Welfare Friends property, directly next to the Duane Ockenfels Memorial Dog Park which was completed last fall.  The official opening for the new Dog Park area will be held at a later date, but currently both parks are open daily from sunup to sundown free of charge for all to use. We’re so glad to be able to offer this wonderful space for the dogs in our community, and we hope you visit soon!    ...

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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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