As a non-profit animal shelter, QCAWC relies on donations from the community in order to continue helping animals. Our mission is a shelter for homeless animals, to support a spaying and neutering program, and to provide humane education. You can take part in our mission by volunteering or donating. See below for information on many donation options and thank you for wanting to help!

Donation Options

Cash Donations

Monetary donations are always needed and make it possible for Quad City Animal Welfare Center to continue our mission! Donate Now >

Wish List Donations

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The Quad City Animal Welfare Center has a Wish List of every day items we use here in our shelter and wellness clinic to keep operations running smoothly! Shopping for us is a fun way to help contribute to our mission. Donations are accepted any time we are open and much appreciated. Donate Now >

Kuranda dog & cat beds

Kuranda Dog & Cat Beds are the perfect addition to our animals' temporary homes. They provide the comfort animals love but are easy to clean and virtually indestructible. Donate in the name of a friend or family member and that person will receive a personalized Gift Card informing them of the wonderful gift you have made in their name. Donate Now >

Amazon Wish List

Our Amazon Wish List - we all know how useful Amazon is for finding just what you need.  From office supplies to pet toys and kitten formula, your donations keep us running! You can also help QCAWC by using  AmazonSmile when shopping for us or yourself! Make sure to use and select the Quad City Animal Welfare Center as your charity. Donate Now >

Imperial Cat

You can purchase Imperial Cat Scratch Pads at steep discounts when purchased for our shelter.  To help us out, purchase the item(s) you would like to send and be sure to use our address for the shipping information: Quad City Animal Welfare Center 724 W 2nd Avenue Milan, IL 61264.
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Adopt a Cage

Sponsor a homeless animal by adopting a cage. Adopt-A-Cage forms can be picked up at the front desk in the main lobby of the Quad City Animal Welfare Center. You may also call (309) 787-6830 ext.10 for more information.

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Other Ways to Donate

Shop! Do you shop Target, Petsmart, or Walmart online? There is now a way you can help the shelter while shopping at these and dozens of other online stores. Please visit, get to shopping, and bookmark it! A percentage of what you spend comes back to us.


Walk your dog!  WoofTrax donates to our shelter every time you walk your dog.  All you need to do is download the app and get walking! In the Apple or Google Play App Stores search for the Walk for a Dog app.   Learn More >

Our Caps Your Cause

Drink milk!  We are participating in Prairie Farms Dairy's Our Caps Your Cause program! It is a simple and easy way for us to raise money for the shelter. Just buy a gallon or half gallon of Prairie Farms white or flavored milk (sold at Hy-Vee stores), and enter the code under the sticker on each cap. For every cap entered, Prairie Farms donates 5 cents to our program. Enter your codes now >

Organize a fundraiser!  Your business or organization can hold a fundraising event for the Quad City Animal Welfare Center.  To learn more about what is involved, read the following information; Fundraising Guidelines & Fundraising Marketing Proposal.

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