Become a Lifesaver Capital Campain


The Quad City Animal Welfare Center is growing, and we want you to be a part of it! Because of the generosity of those who willed us money to continue our mission, the shelter was able to purchase and renovate an additional building to expand our spay/neuter program and wellness clinics and increase the amount of homeless cats and dogs we can house.

In order to complete the dream, we must raise funds to help with equipment and to renovate our shelter building to provide additional housing for homeless animals. Please make a contribution today to help us continue saving animals one life at a time! Our goal is raising $275,000.

Donations (including pledges) of $1,000 or more will be recognized on a permanent display. You can donate in person at the shelter, mail a check with the memo Capital Campaign to 724 W. 2nd Avenue, Milan, IL 61264, or donate via PayPal here:

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QCAWC’s second location is the 7,000 square foot former Abel-Keppy Animal Hospital building, located at 612 1st St. W., Milan, IL. The demand for surgery and wellness services has been very high in the last few years, and we are excited we opened this building to expand our services to meet the demand! The new facility will allow us to nearly double our capacity for spay/neuter surgeries, and also offer additional wellness clinic hours.


QCAWC’s location at 724 2nd Ave. W., Milan, IL remains open as QCAWC’s Adoption & Education Center. Once the funding is raised, the available space from the clinic moving will be used for shelter animal housing and enrichment. 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.

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