A.F.E.W. is not a shelter, but rather a network of foster homes that provide housing and socialization of our "customers", the animals, until we can find them a forever home. A.F.E.W. also works to raise public awareness of animal issues. We promote public education in fostering respect, understanding and care for all animals, as well as special emphasis on spaying and neutering to help stop pet overpopulation. A.F.E.W. is a recognized 501c3, not for profit organization.