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Quad City PAWS exists to support the needs of the animals of the

Rock Island County Animal Care & Control Shelter. 

Low-cost vaccination clinic every Tuesday from 1:00-4:00pm


Rock Island County Animal Care & Control Shelter

The RICACC is a state of the art facility offering nearly 100 indoor/outdoor dog runs and an open cat adoption room. In addition, there is a medical suite for surgery, clinic, and isolation procedures. The location offers easy access to the community, is open seven (6) days a week, and provides a home for the thousands of animals that will be entrusted to our care. This is the first and only full-service Animal Care & Control facility in the Illinois Quad Cities.


If you have any questions regarding Rock Island County Animal Care & Control, please contact Sam at our Animal Care & Control office at (309) 558-DOGS (3647).

  • United Animal Control functions for Moline, Rock Island, East Moline, and all of Rock Island County

  • State of the art 12,000 square foot shelter

  • 87 indoor/outdoor dog runs

  • Open communal cat adoption room

  • Our medical suite provides exams, vaccinations, blood test and spay/neuter surgeries

  • Isolation rooms to quarantine sick animals

  • Separate dog pavilions for incoming and adoptable dogs

  • Multi-purpose room for meetings, education classes, waiting room, and programs

  • Enclosed center courtyard for interaction and exercise of the dogs

  • State of the art geothermal heating/cooling system.

  • Sub-station for Rock Island County Sheriffs deputies

  • T-1 phone/data system linked to the county for internet access/county access

  • On-site laundry facilities

  • Employee break room and locker room

  • Get acquainted areas for interaction with dogs and cats.

  • Full adoption services of pets

  • Only complete full-service animal shelter in Rock Island County servicing all animal welfare related needs

  • Open six days a week

Clinical Services

  • Micro-chipping

  • Rabies vaccinations

  • Spaying and neutering 

Our low-cost vaccination clinic is open every Tuesday starting at

1:00 PM. The maximum number of patients that can be seen on clinic day is 50. Our clinic has a large selection of veterinarian products and vaccines.

You may utilize our low-cost spay and neuter services, which are performed on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, by appointment. Call 558-DOGS (3647) for an appointment.

Pet Adoption

You should be willing to spend at least an hour or two looking at our adoptable pets. If you find a pet that interests you, spend some time getting acquainted before making your final decision.


Once you've decided on a pet and are ready to adopt, simply complete the adoption and registration process, pay the adoption fee and you and your new best friend are on your way!


Adoption Fees:


DOGS - $100.00 - Includes: Spayed/Neutered, Microchipped, Heart Worm tested, and Vaccinated for Rabies, Distemper/Parvo & Bordetella.


PUPPIES - 8 weeks to 6 months - $250
7 months to one year - $150

Includes: spay/neuter, microchip and age appropriate vaccines


CATS- $60.00 - Includes: Spayed/Neutered, Microchipped, and Vaccinated for Rabies, & Distemper/URI.


NOTE: If you are a resident of Rock Island County, your first year's registration is included in the adoption fee for adult pets. Any known medical history of the animal will be provided.


Adoption Application:

Applications are to be completed in-person at the Rock Island County Animal Care & Control Shelter.

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