• Our Shelter

    Our Shelter
    The Animal Welfare Friends shelter is a no-kill shelter located just north of Monticello, Iowa. Our shelter features two free roam cat rooms with large windows, indoor & outdoor dog kennels, a grassy run for the dogs to exercise in, and walking paths on the grounds for our volunteers to walk dogs on. We are ...
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  • Our Dog Park

    Our Dog Park
    Our Dog Park is located on AWF’s land in front of our shelter at 22407 Business HWY 151, Monticello, IA. Our dog park is open from sun up to sun down, and is currently free for all to use. Donations for park maintenance and upgrades are appreciated if able, and can be made on our ...
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  • Our Impact

    Our Impact
    We are proud to contribute our yearly intake/outcome data to the Shelter Animals Count national database! You can view our information below, or on the Shelter Animal Counts website. var divElement = document.getElementById('viz1709090589237'); ...
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  • Our Board Members

    Our Board Members
    Our Board Members
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  • Our History

    Our History
    In the Beginning, There Were Two Stray Dogs… In the summer of 2002, two stray dogs wandered onto the property of an Oxford Mills couple. New to the area, the couple asked the neighbors if Jones County had an animal shelter. One neighbor said they should shoot the dogs and another suggested they call the sheriff’s ...
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  • Our Philosophy

    Our Philosophy
    Our Philosophy and Programs From our beginning, we’ve been driven to establish an organization that balances rescuing and caring for animals with educating the humans on whom these animals rely for a peaceful, safe and healthy life. The decisions we make daily, and the programs we offer, reflect this philosophy. Rescue After years of fundraising and planning, we’ve ...
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