King's Harvest to open no-kill animal shelter - The Quad-City Times
Cats sit in the adoption room at the Rock Island County Animal Shelter in Moline, Sunday, November 29, 2009. (Crista Chapman/QUAD-CITY TIMES)
Almost 40 percent of the animals taken into Quad-City animalshelters this year were euthanized. All but two were put downbecause of health or behavior issues that made them unadoptable, afact that shelter employees say is not widely known.
David VanLandegen administers a temperant test to Chopper, a male pitbull, at the Rock Island County Animal Care and Control shelter in Moline, Friday, November 6, 2009. (Crista Chapman/QUAD-CITY TIMES)
Quad City Animal Welfare Center
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Quad City PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving) is a private non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to support the needs of the animals of the Rock Island County Animal Care & Control Shelter. The Quad City Paws organization fully supports the goals detailed under our .The mission of the QCAWC is to operate a shelter for homeless animals, to offer a spay and neuter program, and provide humane education. We are the only full-service, no-kill shelter serving the Quad-Cities Area.There are times when people need assistance with their pets. We attempt to assist with the care of a pet when a person needs to enter a homeless shelter due to inclement weather. This need has been noted in the community. People are choosing to stay on the street with their pet rather than go to a shelter and leave their pet unattended. To assist with this unique problem, King’s Harvest has established a temporary placement program, where the pet will be placed in a boarding facility or a temporary home, until the owner is able to assume the responsibility of the pet, then it will be returned to them. All pets must be spayed or neutered or the owner must agree to have that procedure done while the animal is in the temporary placement. No shelters in the Quad City area allow people to bring their pets with them into the shelter.The mission of the QCAWC is to operate a shelter for homeless animals, to offer a spay and neuter program, and provide humane education. We are the only full-service, no-kill shelter serving the Quad-Cities Area.The new shelter is a state of the art facility, offering nearly 100 indoor/outdoor dog runs and an open, cageless cat adoption room. In addition there is a medical suite for surgery, clinic and isolation procedures. Function and economics were top considerations in the design of the shelter in order to create a facility that would be both efficient and cost effective. A major element of the facility is a new Geo-thermal heating system which offers a far superior alternative to gas furnaces and air. The new location offers easy access to the community, is open seven (7) days a week, and provides a home for the thousands of animals that will be entrusted to our care. This is the first and only full service Animal Care & Control facility in the Illinois Quad Cities.Rock Island County joined efforts with officials from the cities of , and to build a new 12000 square foot Animal Shelter/. The new shelter, located at the intersection of Route 150 and Indian Bluff Road (78th Ave), near the Quad City Airport opened in January 2006.