Animal Care And Control

Did you know....

  • You should never leave your pet alone in a vehicle. Even with the windows open, a parked automobile can quickly become a furnace. Parking in the shade offers little protection, as the sun shifts during the day. 
  • Always carry a gallon thermos filled with cold, fresh water when traveling with your pet.
  •  When temperatures are high, don't let your pet stand on hot asphalt. His or her body can heat up quickly, and sensitive paw pads can burn.
  •  Provide plenty of fresh water and plenty of shade for animals kept outdoors; a properly constructed doghouse serves best.
  •  When walking your dog, steer clear of areas that you believe may have been sprayed with insecticides or other chemicals.
  •  Do not apply sunscreen or insect repellant products to your pet that is not labeled specifically for use on animals. Ingestion of sunscreen products can result in drooling, diarrhea, excessive thirst and lethargy. The misuse of insect repellent that contains DEET can lead to neurological problems.
  •  Stay alert for signs of overheating in pets, which include excessive panting and drooling and mild weakness, along with an elevated body temperature.


  • Volunteers: If you would like to volunteer at the Rock Island County Animal Care and Control Shelter, you may email us to register. We will notify you as to the location and the dates that are available for volunteer orientation. For more information you can call (309) 558-3647.
  • Low cost Vaccination: Every Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.  No appointment necessary, first come first serve.
  • Spaying and Neutering: Spaying - Dogs $90 (which includes the price of the cone) and Cats $55. Neutering - Dogs $80 (which includes the price of the cone) and Cats $35. An additional $10 is charged for dogs weighing over 50 pounds. Please call (309) 558-3647 for an appointment.
  • Donations: The Rock Island County Animal Care and Control Center will gladly accept donations. We accept financial gifts as well as gifts of food, toys, towels and other items for our animals. Many naming opportunities are also available. See how you can help!
  • The Bubble Tub: Rock Island County Animal Care and Control Center is pleased to offer grooming services to the public as provided by our friend Carol of the Bubble Tub. Although the Bubble Tub is located in the shelter all grooming services, fees and appointments are handled by the staff of the Bubble Tub. For information or to schedule an appointment contact the Bubble Tub staff directly at (309) 558-3868. Please note that you must contact the Bubble Tub directly as the shelter staff can not arrange for services or respond to questions on their behalf.
  • For Sale: Decorative dog scarves are now on sale at the Rock Island County Animal Care & Control Shelter. The scarves simply slide thru your dogs collar. The scarves are being sold for $3.00 each. All profits help QC Paws promote responsible pet ownership.

In the Beginning - Clarence and Scar:

Clarence and Scar were the first 2 animals to enter our shelter.

ClarenceClarence came to our shelter as a senior dog, seeming only to want a peaceful place to sleep and the chance to go outside every day. Instead of putting Clarence up for adoption, we decided he was happiest at the shelter, being loved by the staff and walked each day by the volunteers. Clarence spent his final 3 years living with us. We loved him very much. He passed away sleeping on his special bed that eased his arthritis. His time with us is one of the best examples we can give of the care and compassion given to all animals entering the shelter.

ScarScar was brought to the shelter bleeding from a wound that ran almost completely around his neck…the result of being used as bait for dog fighting. We gave him the medical attention he needed, but more importantly, he became the “Shelter” cat…roaming freely and visiting everyone who entered the shelter. Eventually, Scar’s winning personality won out and he was adopted into his forever home.

Freedom of Information Act(FOIA) Contact Information:

Operations Coordinator
Samantha Wiley
309 558 3647