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ANIMAL WELFARE FRIENDS

Until there's none left.

Monticello, IA   |  https://animalwelfarefriends.org

Mission

Animal Welfare Friends' mission is to find permanent loving homes for lost and abandoned dogs and cats in Jones County, Iowa & beyond, and to help reduce the euthanization rates in other areas of the United States.

Notes from the nonprofit

AWF needs your help. We rely mainly on donations from the community to fund everything we do and keep the shelter open. We are made up of your friends, family, and neighbors. We are a group of volunteers who are striving to fulfill a need in Jones County, Eastern Iowa, and the entire US... saving homeless pets.

Ruling year info

2004

President

Cindy Bagge

Main address

22407 Bus Hwy 151

Monticello, IA 52310 USA

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Formerly known as

ANIMAL WELFARE FOUNDATION OF IOWA

EIN

30-0407535

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Provide animal control and adoption services so animals have a safe and loving environment.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Building Partnerships

We are continuously striving to create partnerships with other local, regional, and national animal rescues and shelters with like-minded goals, and strategies to reach lower euthanasia rates for the homeless pet population. In doing so, we have created countless partnerships, received transports of hundreds of animals, and have successfully made an impact for other rescues in need. We only plan on continuing to do so.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Parents
Widows and widowers
Activists

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Bissel Pet Foundation 2024

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animal clinics/shelters improved as a direct result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Building Partnerships

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We will be looking for the euthanization rate to reduce for shelters that we form coalitions with.

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Building Partnerships

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of pets adopted out should increase as we form more coalitions with shelters to reduce euthanization in the US.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. Prevent any adoptable animals from being euthanized in Jones County, IA.
2. Educating the public on Animal Welfare
3. Have an impact on reducing the number of stray cats through TNR and education.
4. Provide animal control to Jones County
5. Reduce the number of pets euthanized throughout Eastern Iowa and the US by creating coalitions with other rescues and shelters

1. We adopt, foster, board, or transfer all stray dogs not reclaimed in Jones County, IA.
2. We have open hours and have a lot of walk in traffic. This provides us the opportunity to educate people. We also have multiple events that we hold to bring the public in, such as microchipping and low-cost vaccination clinics. Every time we have an opportunity to have face to face with people is an opportunity for education. We also utilize Facebook to inform people of pet food recalls, setting up an emergency plan for your pets, etc.
3. We are focusing on grant writing for spay/neuter funding, and we now have a location in which to hold cats a few days before and after surgery.
4. AWF has contracts with all local local authorities in Jones County and provides animal control through these contracts.
5. We review lists of pets that are up for euthanization due to overcrowding at other shelters throughout the US. We work with six agencies now which are located in Iowa, Tennessee, Georgia, Oklahoma, and Illinois but plan on expanding our coalitions greatly.

We now have the first animal shelter in Jones County, IA which was opened in October 2016.

We hold low-cost microchipping and vacination clinics.

We have been awarded a couple of grants.

We have a volunteer animal control officers.

We have a small transport vehicle and small isolation area. These are currently the limiting factors are the number of animals we may rescue from other agencies.

We opened the first shelter in Jones County in October 2016.

We have worked with a local veterinarian to provide low-cost vaccination clinics and simultaneously provided microchipping and education.

We are building coalitions with other shelters to reduce the number of dogs euthanized in the US.

We have helped find homes for animals in multiple local animal hoarding situations.

We need to work on the overpopulation of cats in the county through the use of education and low cost spay/neuter.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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ANIMAL WELFARE FRIENDS

Board of directors
as of 04/01/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mike Batman

Candy Roberg

Mike Batman

Lisa Wigington

Cindy Bagge

Jon Avenarius

Sherri Evans

Jackie White

Mary Curtis

Paxtyn Keleher

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/1/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/01/2024

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.