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Charlotte W. Craig
Nancy S. Abernathy
Carol Swain Lewis
Joyanne Githens Bates
Karen Coleman
Zdena Hudson
Jim 'Bo' Jeffers
Carla Letassy
Julita Michel
Robin Powell
Mary Ann Rathe
Marge Van Praag
Steve Whitworth

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Bark In The Park

Bark In The Park is comming on May 17, 2015 at Hendrickson Park from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Admission: $1 per Dog (Humans get in FREE!!!)

There will be:

  • Dog Training Demos
  • Vendors
  • Pet Parade
  • Goofy Pet Contest

Come and join the Fun!

New Ways to Give

Attention Federal Employees!  AWA now is listed as one of your choices in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), in which you can elect to make regular donations through your payroll office. Our CFC number = 26345.

Open sign-up period ends Dec. 15.  We hope you’ll choose AWA!

Attention Amazon Shoppers! Amazon automatically will donate 05% of the price of your qualifying purchases to AWA if you do your usual Amazon shopping through the company’s special website:

Just start your shopping on instead of the regular Amazon website.  Sign in with your existing Amazon account identification (your e-mail address and password). If you are new to, the site will give you several choices of large, well-known charities.  If you scroll farther down the page, there's a space where you can type in Animal Welfare Alliance of Southeast Missouri.

If you already are registered with - or decide to change your choice of charities -- you can click on the drop-down under "Your Account" and make the change.

AWA Forms Relationship
With Two P.B. Resale Shops

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. – The Animal Welfare Alliance (AWA) has opened a booth at Somewhere In Time Antiques & More located in Poplar Bluff Square shopping center.

Travis Thomas, owner of Somewhere In Time, said AWA's resale booth offers a mix of items ranging from collectibles to small appliances to jewelry and cookware. AWA receives most of the sales money from its booth, with Somewhere In Time retaining a small percentage to cover record keeping and inventory management costs.

Anyone wishing to donate items to AWA for resale can call Travis Thomas at (573) 778-1010 to make sure space is available. The store is open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m.

The revenue sharing agreement with Somewhere In Time is the second one reached between AWA and local resale shops.

The Consignment Mall, at 1901 Sunset off Westwood Boulevard, handles donated furniture and home décor items on behalf of AWA. Anyone wishing to can donate gently used furniture or home décor items. When an AWA-tagged item is sold, the Consignment Mall turns over the bulk of the sale price to AWA, keeping a small percentage to help cover its bookkeeping, utility and personnel expenses.

Consignment Mall owner and operator Roger Hogg, of Poplar Bluff, asks that donors call (573) 727-9952 and make an appointment to bring in their items; the mall also offers pick-up service for a fee. The Consignment Mall is open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The staff reserves the option to turn down any goods deemed not saleable.

AWA is working toward construction of a no-kill animal shelter on property it owns north of Poplar Bluff. The organization also spends up to $650 a month on its programs (vaccinations for puppies and kittens in the city pound and $50 vouchers to help qualifying pet owners spay or neuter their dogs or cats.)

The Animal Welfare Alliance of Southeast Missouri is registered with state and federal authorities as a nonprofit organization under Section 501(c)3 of the U.S. tax code. The fair-market value of donations is tax deductible.

Somewhere in Time Poplar Bluff


Store owner Travis Thomas (left) and Animal Welfare Alliance vice president Nancy Abernathy check the AWA resale booth at Somewhere In Time Antiques & More.

The Consignment Mall of Poplar Bluff, at 1901 Sunset, just off Westwood Boulevard.

"Somewhere In Time Antiques and More
2170 N Westwood Blvd, Poplar Bluff (573) 778-1010
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Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Get Involved . . . Help AWA get its own shelter up and running! We need volunteers to work on numerous projects that help abandoned dogs and cats in Southeast Missouri.

If you are interested, download a release form and mail to:
Animal Welfare Alliance of SE Missouri
PO Box 647, Poplar Bluff, MO 63902

You will be contacted to schedule training.

There are two ways to  help the animals!

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or send a check or money order to:
Animal Welfare Alliance of SE Missouri
PO Box 647, Poplar Bluff, MO 63902

Animal Welfare Alliance of SE Missouri is a Missouri Non-Profit Corporation.

Donations are Tax Deductible under section
501 (c) (3) of the IRS code

Animal Welfare Alliance Spay / Neuter Application Form. Click here   (PDF Form)


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Attention Poplar Bluff Pet Owners!

Poplar Bluff has strict regulations covering pets within the city limits – including a law regarding pit bulls. For information, call Animal Control at (573) 686-8635 or the Poplar Bluff Police Dept. non-emergency number, (573) 686-8677

The Dangers of Dogs on Chains

Chaining has been a socially acceptable method of restraining dogs for hundreds of years in the United States. This practice of restraint has proven dangerous for not only the chained dogs but humans, other dogs, and animals that come in contact with the dog. Read More of Dogs on Chains Here