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About Wichita Animal Action League

Wichita Animal Action League, or WAAL, is a state-licensed rescue and 501c3 nonprofit organization. We are a foster-home-based rescue and do not operate a full time facility.

Founded in November 2013, WAAL works to fulfill our mission of rescuing animals in crisis.  Our goal is to fill the gap created from the financial and personnel constraints of local governments resources.

 We fulfill our mission with three main branches of service:

  1. Adoption
    1. Saving animals at risk of euthanasia at local shelters
    2. Providing rehoming services to owners to prevent pets from entering the shelter system
  2. Spay/Neuter Services
    1. Spay It Forward, a voucher program designed to stop unnecessary pet euthanasia by combating its source: overpopulation
    2. TNR services
  3. Community Outreach
    1. Providing welfare checks for neglect/cruelty concerns
    2. Emergency rescue responding when others say, “We don’t do that,” including saving cats in trees, ducklings in storm drains, and starving horses
    3. Assisting the city shelter with vet care costs for medical-emergency cases
    4. Donating supplies to owners in need
    5. Assisting owners with vet bills
    6. Empowering the community with vaccination and supply clinics

We are 100% reliant on donations to provide these life-saving services.

We need your help to carry out our mission! Whether you are called to volunteer, foster,  adopt, or donate, we need you, and so do the animals!

Our Services

Emergency rescue


Trap/neuter/return of feral cat colonies

Transport chains to other rescues around Kansas

Respond to abuse/neglect complaints

Educate pet owners and donate supplies

Our Board of Directors

Sarah Coffman

Founder/Executive Director

  • Bachelor of Arts, Integrated Marketing and Communications, May 2010
    • Cum Laude
    • Elliott School of Communications, Wichita State University
  • Spanish, minor, May 2010
    • Wichita State University
  • One to Watch, award, May 2016
    • Elliott School of Communications, Wichita State University

Becky Craft


  • Retired
    • CEO, Integra Technologies
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting
    • Wichita State University
  • Master of Business Administration
    • Wichita State University
  • Board Chair
    • Integra Technologies

Deena Hyson Bailey


  • Senior Counsel
    • Cargill, Inc.
  • Bachelor of Political Science
    • Kansas State University
  • Juris Doctor
    • Washburn University School of Law
    • Dean’s Honors, top 15%
  • Member
    • Kansas Bar, 1997
    • Wichita & Kansas Women Attorneys Associations
  • Achievements
    • 40 Under 40 business leaders, 2002
    • Pro Bono Award, 2004 & 2016
    • Louis Mattox Attorney of Achievement, 2016
    • Jennie Mitchell Kellogg Attorney of Achievement, 2017

Cherie Warchuck


  • Master of Professional Accountancy
    • Wichita State University
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
    • Detroit College of Business
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Member
    • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
    • Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants

Stephanie Fisk McCurdy


  • Realtor/ Broker
    • Keller Williams Hometown Partners LLC
  • Bachelor of Marketing Communications
    • Wichita State University
  • Member
    • National Association of Realtors
    • National Association of Home Builders
    • Kansas Association of Realtors
    • Wichita Area Builders Association
  • Awards
    • 40 Under 40, 2013
    • Women In Business, 2015
    • Citizen Activist of the Year, 2014
    • Willard Garvey Crime Prevention Award, 2015
    • HGTV Househunters Appearance, 2018

Dr. Jessica Hodes, DVM

  • Veterinarian/Owner
    • Rose Hill Veterinary Health Center
  • Bachelor of Science- May 2007
    • Kansas State University
    • Suma Cum Laude
  • Doctorate- Veterinary Medicine- May 2011
    • Kansas State University
    • Magna Cum Laude
  • 2007  Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH) Veterinarian of the Year
  • Kansas Dressage and Eventing Association – Board member
  • Kansas Veterinary Medical Association Equine Dentistry Task Force – Member
  • KSU Veterinary Student Mentor (10-20 students/year)
  • Nationally Accredited Veterinarian (Level 2)
  • Boarded to practice in Kansas and Missouri

Christy Circle-Fischer

Advisor to the Board of Directors

  • Assistant Director of Animal Control
    • City of Amarillo, TX
  • Instructor
    • National Animal Cruelty Investigator School
  • Masters of Criminal Justice
    • Summa Cum Laude
    • Wichita State Universty
  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice
    • Wichita State University
  • Certifications:
    • Law Enforcement Officer, Kansas, 2007
    • Animal Control Officer, Texas, 2016
    • National Animal Cruelty Investigator
  • Member
    • Texas Animal Control Association