Helpful Links


This page provides links which allow you to easily connect to various sources for online information and tools to other sites to help you locate pet-related information and services you might find useful.

Links on this page are to websites such as government agencies, non-profit community organizations, and for-profit entities. These links open in a new window with our site remaining open in the background. We recommend that any pop-up blockers be turned off before clicking on the links below.


While we offer these links for your convenience in accessing some valuable services, please be aware that the policies that apply to our website may not be the same as the terms of use for other web sites. In addition, the Rock Island County Animal Care and Control Shelter or the County of Rock Island cannot attest to the accuracy of the information provided by linked sites. The inclusion of a hypertext link to an external website is not intended as an endorsement of any product or service offered or referenced by or within the linked websites, the organizations sponsoring linked websites, or any views that might be expressed or referenced in websites linked to from the Rock Island County Animal Care and Control Shelter or the Rock Island County Website.

  • A.S.P.C.A.
     The American Society for the Prevention and Cruelty to Animals is committed to alleviating pain, fear and suffering to all animals.
  • American Foundation for Animal Rescue
     A Not-For-Profit Animal Welfare Organization
  • American Humane Association
     The American Humane Association deals with important issues that aid in protecting children and animals from cruelty, abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
  • American Kennel Club
     The American Kennel Club is a not-for-profit organization established in 1884, which maintains a purebred dog registry, sanctions dog events and promotes responsible dog ownership.
  • Breed Rescue Organizations
     A huge listing of rescue organizations for various species and breeds of animals.
  • Care for your cat
     Information on how to care for your cat
  • Cat Fanciers Association
     Information on cat shows, cat breeds and cat care, a showcase of top winning cats, the latest news about the Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA), it's history, structure and goals.
  • Cat Fanciers Web Site
    A website created by a group of cat breeders, exhibitors, show judges, veterinarians, and other ailurophiles (cat lovers) throughout the world, representing most cat breeds and clubs worldwide.
  • Dog Owners Guide
    If you have a dog, want a dog, or just plain like dogs, you'll find all kinds of information on this website about living with and loving dogs.
  • Humane Society of the United States
    Works to reduce suffering and to create meaningful social change for animals by advocating for public policies to protect animals, investigating cruelty and working to enforce existing laws, educating the public about the issues, and conducting hands-on programs, such as assisting animals when disasters strike.
  • Illinois Animal Welfare Association
    The Illinois Animal Welfare Federation is a not-for-profit association of humane societies, animal control agencies and other animal welfare groups. They provide training opportunities for animal welfare enthusiasts and resources for anyone with a question or concern.
  • Illinois Cruelty to Animals Statutes
    Illinois State laws for the prevention of cruelty to animals
  • Pet Care
    This site will provide you with easily understood Dog and Cat health care information presented by practicing veterinarians.
     Search for adoptable pets that are located at the Rock Island County Animal Care and Control Shelter via the website.
  • The Dog Channel
     The website for dog lovers.