Since March 2003, Animal Welfare Friends (AWF) has been providing veterinary care and finding homes for abandoned, abused and neglected dogs and cats. We are a no-kill shelter helping the homeless animals of Eastern/Northeastern Iowa and beyond!

Each year brings more animals in need than ever. Please help us continue to make a difference in the lives of homeless animals by making a donation today. All donations go directly to dog & cat care. Donations can be made in honor or memory of someone, which we feature on our Remembering & Honoring page.

AWF is 501 c3 non-profit organization and your donation is tax deductible. Animal Welfare Friend’s Federal Tax ID# 30-0407535

The CARE Act may affect your charitable donations for 2020 & 2021, view more information here.


Monetary Donations

One-Time Online Donation

You can donate directly to AWF online through our secure donation form:

Make a Monetary Donation


Recurring Online Donation

If you’d like to donate on a monthly basis, please donate directly through our PayPal here. There is a checkbox option to make the donation monthly.

Offline Donations

You can also mail or bring donations to:

Animal Welfare Friends
22407 Business Highway 151
Monticello, Iowa 52310



Amazon Smile

A simple way to help Animal Welfare Friends is by doing your regular Amazon shopping through AmazonSmile! When shopping through the AmazonSmile URL and selecting Animal Welfare Friends as your supported charity, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to AWF.

Shop to Support Animal Welfare Friends



Donate Items

The following are supplies that we use regularly in our organization (also see our Amazon Wishlist). Any donation of these items would be appreciated, and helps us focus our money on other important areas like veterinary care and educational programs.

Donations may be dropped off at the shelter, Tuesday–Saturday between 12–6:30 PM

Cleaning Supplies

  • Paper Towels
  • Bleach
  • Tide Laundry Pods (Or other high efficiency pods)

Animal Care

  • Purina Gentle Care Cat Food
  • Purina Kitten Food
  • Purina Dog Food
  • Purina Puppy Food

Gift Cards

  • Gift Cards To Theisen’s or Gasser’s True Value
  • Gas Gift Cards (for vet appointment and stray animal transports)
  • Gift Certificates or Cash Donations for Veterinary Care (Monticello or Anamosa)



Planned Giving

Plan a Gift that Changes Lives

When you plan a gift to Animal Welfare Friends as part of your overall financial and estate plans, you help ensure that vital animal service programs are available for generations to come. Planned gifts leave a legacy that strengthens our communities, improves lives and makes an everlasting impact. Please consult with a tax consultant or attorney regarding planned giving. Animal Welfare Friend’s Federal Tax ID# 30-0407535