About the Quad City Animal Welfare Center

Quad City Animal Welfare Center has been saving animals one life at a time since 1977.

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.


We always have great cats and dogs available for adoption! Sometimes we have kittens, puppies, and small animals as well.

The adoption fee for dogs is $100, with each dog spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, and tested for heartworm disease.

The cat adoption fee is $40, with cats spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, and tested for FIV/FeLV.

Low Cost Spay/Neuter

We offer low cost, high quality spay/neuter surgeries for cats and dogs to clients four days a week by appointment. We do pediatric spay/neuter, so we can spay/neuter kittens and puppies. Please give us a call at (309) 787-6830 ext. 26 or 27 to schedule an appointment.

Walk-in Wellness Clinic

If you want a low cost but quality option for vaccinations, heartworm testing, nail trims, and parasite prevention products, please visit us for Clinic! You do not need an appointment, and hours are Wednesdays with sign in between 1 and 3:30 p.m., and the first Saturday of every month with sign in between 9 a.m. and noon. We are unable to see sick or injured animals, but can share information about full service veterinarians with you.

Humane Education

We partner with schools throughout the Quad Cities area to provide quality educational programs to teach young people how to be pet caretakers, how pets improve our lives, and the impact they can have on the lives of animals. We visit schools and host a variety of groups in the Education Center at the shelter. Birthday parties at the shelter are popular where kids ask for gifts for the shelter animals instead of themselves.

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