Humane Society of Scott County waives adoption fees to free up space

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – The Humane Society of Scott County is once again at full capacity for dogs and cats. So for the month of November they have a special promotion to help all those furry friends find their forever home.

Dogs over 40 pounds and cats over 5 pounds are eligible for a waiver that reduces adoption fees for adopting these animals.

Scott County Humane Society Development Coordinator Celina Rippel says they are incredibly over capacity.

“We have cats and dogs lining our hallways,” Rippel said. “We have them in our offices. I have a dog in my office right now, a stray that came in earlier today. So we are super super full. So you know in the hope that this event will hopefully eliminate some of those pop up crates and we can get back to our normal capacity.

Several dogs went out to play and go for walks, proving they were ready to go home forever.

“If people are looking to add another furry friend to their family, now would be the perfect time to do so,” Rippel said. “Get out. See we have over 90 pets available for adoption, dogs and cats. So if you’re interested, we have lots that might be right for your home.”

The dogs are not the only ones to invade the establishment. They have over a hundred cats that are also available.

“We have a lot. We probably have over 20 pop-up cat houses again. And we also have over 150 cats or kittens in foster care right now.

The Humane Society is counting on the people of the Quad Cities to help them while they are over capacity.

“If you can’t bring pets to your home at the moment you can always donate, we still need blankets. At the moment we really need wet dog food and wet cat food and kittens. It’s always a need for us.

For more information on adoption or donation, visit

About Chuck Keeton

Check Also

City authorities euthanize ‘dangerous dog’ as legal battle continues | New

City of Elk Grove staff announced Oct. 28 that authorities had euthanized Zeus, a 16-month-old …