In the Community – Humane Society of Scott County

Our Non-Profit Community Spotlight

Humane Society of Scott County

By Celina Rippel – Development Manager, Humane Society of Scott County

Since 1902, the Humane Society of Scott County (HSSC) has been helping animals in our community. What started off as an organization to promote and enforce humane treatment of horses, has evolved into a full-service animal welfare organization.

The HSSC is the only open-admission animal shelter in Scott County. That means, when there is nowhere else for a lost or homeless pet to go, the HSSC is there. Our mission is to help animals in need by providing shelter, adoption services, and support resources for our community with care and compassion. And while we love all the animals that come through our doors, our priority is to keep animals out of the shelter and with their families. 

Thanks to the support of our community, we continue to grow our programs and services to do just that. Being a private non-profit means that we rely very heavily on donations to care for the pets in our facility. Without that support, we wouldn’t be able to save as many animals as we do. Last year alone, we took in over 3,500 animals from our community! 

The generosity of others is vital to our success, and Northwest Bank’s Investment Management Group has provided financial management support to help sustain our organization. Our relationship with them has been extremely valuable to our current achievements and future. Their responsible and sensible approach to investing is reliable, and their communication is phenomenal. They have been able to turn our goals into actions, and we can’t thank them enough for their partnership.

If you’re looking to support pets in need, add to your furry family, or learn more about our organization, please visit our website at or stop by our facility at 2802 W Central Park Ave, Davenport.


Upcoming Events from our Nonprofit Partners

Mardi Gras Wags & Whiskers | Saturday, Feb. 18 |Keppy Hall at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds | Humane Society of Scott County

Let the good times roll at the Humane Society of Scott County’s Fundraiser, Mardi Gras Wags & Whiskers! Come ready to listen to some music, participate in our silent auction and raffles, vote for Dog & Cat King & Queens, and take photos at our decked out photo booth! For more information, visit 

Wishbone Ash | Tuesday, March 7 | Common Chord

The ever-popular British rock band returns to the Redstone Room. Wishbone Ash is one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock. The band’s signature twin-melodic lead guitar interplay has influenced such bands as Thin Lizzy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Iron Maiden. Visit for more.

Songwriters’ Circle | Friday, April 7 | Common Chord

Hosted by David G. Smith, Iowa native songwriter and frequent performer at Nashville’s acclaimed Bluebird Café, the Songwriters ’ Circle is an intimate evening highlighting the twin arts of songwriting and storytelling. Three singer-songwriters take turns sharing their stories and performing original songs in a semi-improvised roundtable format.