Since March 2003, Animal Welfare Friends (AWF) has been providing veterinary care and finding homes for abandoned, abused and neglected dogs and cats. We help 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. 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.

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

Monetary Donations

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

Make a Donation


You can also mail donations to:

Animal Welfare Friends
22407 Business Highway 151
Monticello, Iowa 52310


Amazon Smile

A simple way to help the Animal Welfare Friends is by doing your regular Amazon shopping through AmazonSmile! When shopping through the AmazonSmile URL and selecting the 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 the 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 Walmart or Theisen’s
  • 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 the 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