There are various compassionate and generous efforts afoot in the Quad Cities that greatly alleviate animal suffering. Movers for Mutts is one of them, and as animals' families, guardians and stewards, we have an obligation to do all that we can to assist this worthy effort.
Movers for Mutts is a program created by Two Men and a Truck in an effort to help local animal shelters support animals in need. This program is hosted each fall by Two Men and a Truck to partner with local businesses and organizations to collect essential items the sheltering animals may need until they are rescued into loving homes, as well as to equip the shelter's everyday needs in caring for them.
It is an easy enough thing to gather items we already have, or purchase them new where costs permit, because animals aren't choosy. Movers for Mutts can accept items at its facility, or people can drop loads of items into donation boxes provided at partnering locations listed below, after which Movers for Mutts will transport everything in bulk to the participating shelters, also listed below.
Two Men and a Truck walk their talk, or should I say drive their truck, for this community-wide cause to make a meaningful difference. According to Angelica Post, the Marketing Specialist who coordinates the Movers for Mutts program, the goal is to grow by increasing the number of shelters who receive essential items that visibly ease challenges and greatly improve comfort for their furry occupants, as well as exponentially help staff to care for these deserving animals with proper resources. Honestly, as residents, its the least we can do to support such programming that achieves so much good.
Below is the most needed items and the donation drop-off locations. The two participating shelters include one on the Iowa side - Kings Harvest Pet Rescue no kill shelter (KingsHarvestPetRescue.org), and one on the Illinois side – QC Paws (QCPaws.org), also known as the Rock Island County Animal Care & Control Facility. As stated above, Movers for Mutts' goal is to increase participating shelters as capacity permits. We can make this happen together, so let's!
This year's list of essential needs includes:
* Paper Towels
* Non- Clumping Unscented Kitty Litter
* Puppy Chow / Dog Chow
* Regular Towels
* Dawn Dish Soap
* Nyla Bones
* 13-Gallon & 30-Gallon Trash Bags
* Kitten Wet Food
* Tidy Cats Clumping Litte\
And please know that all donations really help, so go crazy! Donations can be dropped at any of the locations listed below, including the shelters themselves:
City of East Moline City Hall Annex, 915 16th Avenue, East Moline, IL 61244
Empire Living, 601 22nd Ave, Silvis, IL 61282
Quad Cities Animal Chiropractic, 4500 Kennedy Dr, East Moline, IL 61244
Kings Harvest Pet Rescue, 2504 W Central Park Ave, Davenport, IA 52804, (563) 386-3117
Top Shape Gym, 2886 Devils Glen Rd, Bettendorf, IA 52722
Whitehaven Vet Center, 5320 Belle Ave, Davenport, IA 52807
Two Men and a Truck, 5000 Tremont Avenue, Unit 202, Davenport, IA 52807
You can also find more information at TwoMenQuadCities.com.
Thank you from the bottom of all our paws!