Thank you for considering the inclusion of Anderson Animal Shelter in your will or trust. This is an important and generous way for you to give in a manner that will support our mission, our programs and ultimately our long term role in the community. Your long term planning provides tremendous benefit to the successful continuation of the Anderson mission and we are extremely grateful for your sincere consideration.


In order to make this process as easy for you as possible, Anderson Animal Shelter has
partnered with our friends at FreeWill, an intuitive online service that allows you to write

a free, legal will online in less than 25 minutes.

Would you prefer to work with an attorney to write your will? You can still use FreeWill to document your wishes, which will save you time and money at the lawyer’s office. Secure your legacy for the people and animals you love today.


Define a percentage of your estate to be given to Anderson Animal Shelter.

Define a dollar amount or a specific asset to Anderson Animal Shelter.

Leave various types of personal property.

Designate financial securities such as stocks, bonds, annuities or life insurance proceeds to the benefit of Anderson Animal Shelter.

Leave the remainder of your estate to Anderson Animal Shelter after all other bequests have been completed.

Leave real estate, which is only accepted on certain conditions and upon review by Anderson Animal Shelter.

Here is an example of suggested language to use if you are including Anderson Animal Shelter in your will or trust:

“I give and bequeath to Anderson Animal Shelter, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation that is located at 1000 South LaFox Street, South Elgin, IL  60177, the sum of $___________, or__________% of my estate to be used for the accomplishment and any general purpose of its defined mission.”

You can also make a restricted bequest for a specific need or program, but please remember that needs and programs can and often do change in time. We will always accept a restricted donation even though an unrestricted one allows us more flexibility to fulfill our overall life-saving goals and mission. 


Susan Lyons, Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving

(847) 697-2880 ext 31


Adoption Center

180 N Randall Road

North Aurora, IL 60542

Next to Pet Supplies Plus

(847) 697-2880 ext 80

Adoption Center Hours

By appointment only.


Main Shelter

1000 S La Fox Street

South Elgin, IL 60177

(847) 697-2880

(847) 697-8229 fax

Adoption Center Hours

By appointment only.


Entrance is second door

1000 S La Fox Street

South Elgin, IL 60177

(847) 697-2880 ext. 25

Center Hours

By appointment only.


Adoption Center

412 W Army Trail Road
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Inside Petco

(847) 697-2880 ext 90

Adoption Center Hours

By appointment only.

Shelter Holidays

New Year's Day  ·  Memorial Day  ·  Fourth of July  ·  Labor Day  ·  Thanksgiving Day  ·  Christmas Day

We will close at 3pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

Anderson Animal Shelter is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit recognized by the IRS.

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