What and where you can donate to our pet supply drive

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This Wednesday, September 24th, WQAD News 8, Menards and the Quad City Animal Welfare Center invite viewers to drop off pet supplies for our local no-kill animal shelter, The Quad City Animal Welfare Center.  Donations will be accepted from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

QCAWC Wish List – General Needs

  • Bleach
  • Paper Towels
  • Old Towels
  • Old Blankets
  • Clorox Disinfecting Wipes
  • Dish Soap
  • Scotch Brite Pads
  • Large (40 -45) gal Heavy Duty Trash Bags
  • Liquid Hand Soap

Office Supplies

  • Printer Paper
  • Color Printer Paper
  • Postage Stamps

For Cats

  • Canned Cat Food (prefer ground formula)
  • Purina Kitten Chow
  • Purina Cat Chow
  • Clay Cat Litter
  • New Cat Beds
  • Cat Toys

For Dogs

  • Purina Puppy Chow
  • Purina Dog Chow
  • Dog Training Collars
  • Dog Leashes
  • Dog Treats
  • New Dog Beds
  • Kong or Nyla Bone Dog Toys

The Quad City Animal Welfare Center is operated as a no-kill shelter. There are many different understandings and definitions surrounding the term “no-kill.” Our center operates under the philosophy that we serve our community as a supplement to our local animal controls. While animal control shelters are funded with tax dollars, they are required to control the pet population, and unfortunately that often involves euthanasia. By supplementing animal control shelters, the number of animals that need to be euthanized due to lack of shelter is greatly decreased. We accept approximately 50% of our animals from local animal control shelters. The Quad City Animal Welfare Center alters, vaccinates and cares for the animals that would otherwise be euthanized until they are adopted. Some may state that no-kill shelters aren’t truly no-kill because there is limited capacity, however it is our position that if we did not exist, the hundreds of animals that we care for each year would be euthanized before they had the opportunity to be adopted.

Because we are a no-kill and have limited space, release of animals is done by appointment. Please call 309-787-6830 ext. 10.Please remember that the problem of pet overpopulation is the responsibility of the entire community.