Our History

The Quad City Animal Welfare Center was founded in 1977.

QCAWC’s first location is 724 2nd Ave. W. in Milan, IL. This building is QCAWC’s Adoption & Education Center.  The current building was built in 1997, although the shelter got its start on the same piece of property in 1977.  It was expanded in 1999 to add the humane education center, and then again in 2006 in order to allow more room for clinic services and shelter animals. The building is now about 11,500 square feet.

Quad City Animal Welfare Center was able to expand in 2016 due to the generosity of donors and open a second, 7,000 square foot location. QCAWC’s Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic is located at 612 1st St. W. in Milan, IL. The expansion has allowed QCAWC to nearly double the amount of spay/neuter surgeries we can do! 

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