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Altus Animal Welfare Association (AAWA) was established in 2016 out of concern for the deteriorating conditions at the Altus Animal Shelter.  Since then, we have expanded our mission and made significant improvements to the entire animal welfare landscape in our region.  Until AAWA was formed, there was no organization in our Southwest Oklahoma region dedicated to providing programs that work on the front end of pet overpopulation.

In three short years, AAWA has affected change in the City of Altus animal ordinances, made improvements to the Altus Animal Shelter and secured grant funding for several community outreach/animal shelter support programs that are reducing the number of unwanted animals in our area.  AAWA’s Spay/Neuter Program (AASNIP) sterilized 737 cats and dogs in 2018.  As a result of our program, the Altus Shelter took in 206 less dogs last year.  This year we have already sterilized 360 animals.

Furthermore, AAWA has formed critical partnerships with other animal welfare organizations across Oklahoma that, together, are working to make Oklahoma a humane state by 2025 - 90% Live Release Rate from ALL municipal and private animal shelters.  


The only way to reach this goal is to offer financially accessible spay/neuter programs, humane education programs, promote adoptions, transport adoptable pets to out-of-state rescues and support pet owners who have limited access to proper care for the pets they already have. 

This is your opportunity to stand with a LOCAL non-profit humane organization.  During our inaugural sponsorship campaign, we are asking for support by donating at your desired level.  Please click on the 'Donate Now' button below.  Your money will be well invested as  it helps us support all of our outreach efforts.  Every dollar stays in the Southwest Oklahoma region!

Please join us in making Southwest Oklahoma humane for all cats and dogs!

How will my donation help?


For Example: 

ADVOCATE $20- can pay yearly vaccines for 1 pet


COMPANION $50 - can spay/neuter 1 shelter dog or 2 feral cats


FRIEND $100 - can sponsor the adoption fee for 2 shelter pets


CHAMPION $ 500 - can keep 5 pets in the homes they already have by supporting their medical needs and pet supplies.


GUARDIAN $1000 - can send 14 dogs to out of state rescues where most find their forever home within two weeks, many times only two days!


If you would like to make your donations online with a credit card or via PayPal: CLICK the DONATE NOW button on our Website!


HIGHWAY, a victim of hit and run was provided with emergency medical assistance through A.A.R.F.







Pets For Life


AAWA Sponsorship Program Levels: 


ADVOCATE            $20+

COMPANION        $50+ 

FRIEND                  $100+

CHAMPION           $500+

GUARDIAN            $1000+    


  • Tribute Donation- If you are honoring a special  pet, please  let us know.

  • Let us know if you wouId like your donation to remain anonymous.

Check donations can be made out to: 


Altus Animal Welfare Association or AAWA


and mailed to:

2204 Enterprise Drive

Altus, OK 73521

or Simply click the "DONATE NOW!" below to make your online donation

All donations are tax deductible


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