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Clearing the Air
We at the Humane Society of Scott County would like to take a minute to clear the air. There are some miss understandings about how we operate. We are a minimal kill shelter, working very hard to become a no kill. We do not euthanize due to time or space! That has not been done for at least 10 years. Recently we had a Pitbull mix that was at our shelter for a year and 3 weeks before being adopted. We have a big goal that we are close to reaching. We are striving to be a no kill shelter, which by definition a no kill shelter euthanizes less than 10%; again we are close to that goal.
When we say a dog cannot be put on the adoption floor does NOT mean they will be put down. We currently have a couple dogs that did not pass the behavior assessments that have now made it to the adoption floor with restrictions. We have several different options for our animals. We do assessments, we have foster homes, we have project dogs, shelter transfers, we work with several rescues and we have a dog trainer and a volunteer who works with behavior modification on dogs as needed.
We also provide Animal Control services in the Scott County area. We do not turn away stray animals. Yes we do end up with a lot of animals and to prevent euthanizing healthy pets, we may not be able to take in pets being surrendered. Again, just because we are full does not mean we euthanize. We look to other shelters to see if they have space, we run adoption specials and we look to our foster homes. We do not euthanize due to time or space.
We do scan for microchips. We scan when the animal is brought to the shelter and again right before the vet or vet tech does their evaluation. If an animal is behaving aggressively or in a live trap we may have to wait until they calm down to scan them. There are times when a microchip is not found due to the fact that the chip has moved. This is why we encourage owners to come to the shelter to look for their pet. Please make sure your microchip is up to date so you can be contacted.
Please help us to reach our goal, we really would love to become a no kill shelter and again are very close to reaching that goal.
Doggie Easter Egg Hunt Pictures!
We had a wonderful turnout for the Doggie Easter Egg Hunt and Bonnet Contest. Tag yourself in our pictures and check out the adoptable pets dressed up for spring on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/humanesocietyofscottcounty.
HSSC Makeover Continues!
The HSSC makeover continues with an update to the front lobby area. Volunteers just repainted the entire area with soothing, neutral colors.
Click on ABOUT HSSC - HSSC NEWS page to see the new pictures.
Bowl for a Buddy Success!
Thanks to all of the participants and sponsors in their involvement in the fifth annual Bowl for a Buddy.
We filled all of the lanes and we are tallying up the final numbers soon. Your support helps us care for the lost, abandoned and unwanted pets in Scott County. As we give every adoptable animal a second chance! THANK YOU!
We are looking for volunteers to wash and fold laundry, clean, unfold newspapers, participate in cat interaction, data entry and walk the dogs.
We also need volunteers for our Events and Volunteer committees which plan fundraising events throughout the year and interact with other volunteers.
There are lots of opportunities available for any age or physical ability.
Volunteer orientation sessions are held at the shelter the first Sunday of every month at 10 a.m. and the third Thursday of every month at 5 p.m.
Each orientation lasts about 90 minutes from the beginning through the question and answer.
Pet of the Month
Glenroads and LeClaire Veterinary Clinic is sponsoring an HSSC Pet Of The Month! Each month, we will showcase an adorable cutie that is available for adoption. When this pet is adopted into their fur-ever home, the new adoptee will receive a complimentary examination by a doctor at the sponsoring clinic and the new pet parent(s) will get a $50 gift certificate to use at the clinic!
To see the featured HSSC pet, go to the About HSSC tab and click on HSSC News!
Change Lives With Us
At the Humane Society of Scott County, changing the lives of homeless animals is our primary purpose. YOUR GIFT helps us change lives.
Donor support from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 gave 863 lost, abandoned and unwanted pets a second chance at a happier life with a new pet parent family. Your gift will help us give hundreds more companion animals their second chance!
Give today and help us get shelter pets their fur-ever home.
Every wagging tail and contented purr is a life saved
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Events & Shelter News
Animal Care and Legacy Fund
Celebrate the life, love and memory of a beloved pet, a pet owner who loved a pet, or comfort a friend grieving the loss of a pet with a gift to the Humane Society of Scott County Fur-ever Remembered Animal Care and Legacy Fund.
Choose to direct your gift to:
Daily care of animals at our shelter.
Adopt a Kennel of a dog, cat or small animal waiting in adoptions for a fur-ever home.
Trippa Fund to help adoptable pets recover from treatable injuries and health-related problems.
Humane Society of Scott County Endowment Fund with the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend.
A personal note recognizing your thoughtful gift will be sent to the friend or family member of the memorialized or honored pet or pet owner.
To make a Fur-ever Remembered gift, visit our shelter at 2802 W. Central Park in Davenport or call the shelter at 563-388-6655 and we will mail or e-mail a brochure to you.
"Great News for Shelter Pet Adopters!"
Dogs and cats adopted from our shelter will be vaccinated for rabies before going fur-ever home!
The $105 fee to adopt a dog includes rabies, distemper, adenovirus(2), paroinfluenza and parvovirus vaccinations as well as a de-worming and nasal bordetella and heartworm test. Cats adopted for a $75 fee receive a deworming and rabies and distemper vaccinations and are tested for feline leukemia. All animals are treated with a topical flea preventative.
Adoption fees also cover the cost to spay or neuter and microchip the pet.
ATTENTION PET OWNERS:
Pet license reminder postcards will no longer be mailed out by the Humane Society of Scott County to cat and dog owners in the City of Davenport and dog owners in the City of Bettendorf. Cats and dogs over 6 months old must be licensed in the City of Davenport within 30 days of your pet receiving an annual or three year rabies vaccination. Dogs over 6 months old in the City of Bettendorf must be licensed prior to January 31st each year. Pet licenses may still be renewed at our shelter, located at 2802 W. Central Park Avenue in Davenport. Please bring proof of rabies vaccination when renewing pet tags.