Pets make our lives better.
Share your story and help Anderson win a lifesaving grant of up to $100,000!
You adopted. You made a homeless pet part of your family. You saved a life.
And in the end, it was you who learned the meaning of true love.
If you've adopted a pet from Anderson who changed your life for the better, your story could help us save the lives of more homeless pets. No matter how long ago you adopted, your story still matters.
Here's how it works:
Write a story in 500 words or less about the large and small ways your pet brightens your life.
Select at least 4 photos that support your story. Be sure to include one of just the pet, one of you and your family with your pet, and two additional photos.
Be sure to include the following required information with your entry:
Org Name: Anderson Animal Shelter
Org Leader: Beth Foster, President & CEO
Org Phone: 847-697-2880
Org tax ID: 36-6164626
Submit your story by noon CST on September 23.
Submissions are due September 23 at 12pm CST.
Previous winning entries
In early 2017 Joya Morales and her young sons suffered two enormous losses when they lost their husband/father and family dog within 3 months of each other. A few months later, two kittens came into their lives and helped them heal. Click to learn how the Morales family helped Anderson earn $25,000!
Victory Centre of Bartlett, through its See Spot Retire companion program, adopted Daisy Mae in 2016. Daisy Mae quickly settled in and made herself at home. Click to read about how this pup connects with the residents and helped us earn $10,000.
Nicole Devine wasn't looking for a pet in 2016 when her office held an adoption event with Anderson Animal Shelter. She was recovering from a painful injury that impacted her plans to run in the Walt Disney World Marathon. She decided to just look at the dogs and before she knew it, a beagle puppy captured her attention. Click to learn how Jacob (now Brantley) helped her enough to recover and run in the marathon while the shelter earned $5,000.