A Humane Society is a non-profit/privately funded organization that accepts only selected, owner turned in animals for a fee and then adopts them out again for a fee. Because they choose which animals they want to take in and which ones they don't, they are able to regulate their in-house population and not euthanize any of them.
The Rock Island County Animal Care and Control Shelter accepts all animals and is run by and for the public. Not only do we adopt animals out to good homes, but we also handle all noisy animals complaints, bite complaints, distress calls for hurt animals and any other animal related occurrences around the County.
The Rock Island County Animal Care and Control Shelter provides Animal Control Officers who are either on duty or on-call seven (7) days a week for service. Each animal is evaluated and if it is deemed adoptable, it will not be euthanized. if it is determined that the pet is not adoptable due to behavior or medical issues, then it would be humanely euthanized.
A no-kill shelter would simply not accept an unadoptable pet at their door, requiring that this animal be brought to our shelter.