The Animal Welfare Society of Monroe (AWSOM) seeks to accommodate Monroe County's stray, homeless, neglected or abused animals. Our shelter takes in all companion animals and, with the assistance of rescue and foster organizations, veterinary services and pet behaviorists, evaluates each and cares for each on a case-by-case basis. Our adoption program links up pets with loving families. We strive to end the pet overpopulation problem that leads to abuse and neglect with our spay/neuter program. We foster enriching relationships between people and animals through education and advocacy while setting a positive example for a humane path toward life. We are forging a new lifesaving consensus of hope in Monroe County that rejects the unnecessary killing of homeless animals.