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Review for Animal Welfare Friends, Monticello, IA, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

I am proud to be a volunteer and former board member of Animal Welfare Friends in Monticello, Iowa. We have come a long way since the days we began as a small group of animal lovers finding foster homes for lost or abandoned dogs and cats until we could find them their forever homes, saving as many as we could from euthanization simply because they had no place to go. Now we have our small but mighty shelter after many years of fundraising. We continue our work of saving as many animals as we can. Our building is small and our budget is tight. We wish we could do more than our limited resources allow. One of the things I like best is that we are a no-kill shelter; our animals stay with us as long as it takes to find them their best forever home. Some of them have been with us two years, three years, but it is all worth it on that joyful day when they finally connect with the right family and get to "go home".
We work to make our shelter to be a happy, hopeful place. All of us love the animals here. We get to know them as individuals and want the best for each of them. We are the only animal shelter in Jones County, and the homeless dogs and cats who end up here are actually the lucky ones. I support this shelter whole-heartedly with my time and donations. Come visit us!

Role:  Volunteer

Review for Animal Welfare Friends, Monticello, IA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am a board member, long-time volunteer, and repeat "foster failure". I am so proud and grateful that after ten long years of hard work we finally made our dream come true- an animal shelter in Jones County. We love the animals who come to us for help in finding their forever homes. We get to know them as individuals and each one is precious. It's always a bittersweet moment when one of our furry friends "goes home". We take pride in making our shelter a clean, happy place. Most of our cats live in free-roaming rooms where they can sunbathe in the big picture windows or play with each other. Thanks to a very generous donor the dogs can run to their hearts' content in a fenced-in grassy play area part of the day. Come visit us- we'll be happy to see you!

Role:  Board Member