It's the nightmare all pet parents have: where are we going to take our pet if something were to happen to him or her?

The Animal Emergency Center of the Quad Cities is in Bettendorf. According to WHBF, it's the only emergency animal clinic in the QC that provides after-hours care.

The clinic announced on their Facebook page that effective August 16th, they will be closing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays because they don't have enough support staff.

The closest options for pets in need of emergency care on the days and times that AEC is closed and their vets' offices are not open will now be in Cedar Rapids, Peoria, or Des Moines.

In reaction to the news, people want to help the clinic out and several have asked about working at AEC.

After the new hours take effect, they will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays but open from 12:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays 5:00 p.m.-8:00 a.m., Fridays 5:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m., and 24 hours on Saturdays and Sundays. They're also open on holidays.

AEC said in a Facebook comment that the closure dates were selected based on staff availability and the history of caseload. You can keep up with the Animal Emergency Center of the Quad Cities' latest updates on their Facebook page.

Scary emergencies involving our pets is a really terrifying thought but if you need to find them, Animal Emergency Center of the Quad Cities is located at 2810 State Street in Bettendorf. You can reach them at 563-344-9599.

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Basketball Gym Turned Into Home For Sale In Indiana

An Indiana couple spent 20 years turning this high-school gym into a home and the house is now on the market for $299,000.

The gym building used to be part of Eastern Hancock High School. It sits on a 3.6-acre lot at the edge of the town of Wilkinson, Indiana. It comes with half of the original basketball court.

The couple Jeff and Christi Broady purchased the gym/house in 2002 for $85,000.

The building is now split into two halves. One half still looks like a gym, equipt with the court, bleachers, and high ceilings. The other half looks like a home, with segmented rooms and two levels.

The owners were able to build walls inside and create new living spaces, such as a kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms. They also added windows and doors that led to the other half of the building, where they kept the original basketball gym.

Wilson said he had received four offers thus far. "Not unusual in this market," he said. "There have been well over 20 showings on it."

"The coolest thing is more than half of the gym floor is still gym — the original floor, the original bleachers, the original basketball goal," Wilson added. "I graduated from that gym in 1969. I could tell you where I was sitting."
There is one thing any prospective buyer should know, though: "It still smells like a gym," Wilson said.
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