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We need your help now, more than ever.

What we're doing:

1. Cleaning & Disinfection. Because we take the health of animals and people very seriously, Anderson has always followed protocols to prevent the transmission of disease between animals and between humans and animals. To minimize the spread of COVID-19, we have implemented more frequent cleaning of all areas of our facilities, using cleaning agents effective against COVID-19. Effective hand washing is encouraged for all visitors and all staff and volunteers follow protocols to minimize the transmission of disease, including coronavirus.


2. Gatherings. As Illinois moves into Phase 4 of Governor Pritzker's Restore Illinois plan, we will begin to reopen programs as we can do so safely. Most meetings are still being held remotely. 

3. Donations of supplies. We have begun to accept donations of dog/cat food and supplies as well as blankets, towels and newspapers at our S. Elgin location. Thank you! 

4. Programs and Services. We will continue to offer the programs and services we feel we can safely provide, while minimizing the risk of spreading COVID-19.

We will assess daily, our ability to safely provide limited services and programs. This includes adoptions of animals currently in foster homes. At this point, we cannot safely accept donations of items at any of our locations. However, if you are able to help Anderson during this time that will certainly leave our organization financially strained, we ask you to consider making a donation online (click to donate). 


As our situation changes, we will share information here, as well as through our Facebook and Instagram  pages. 

Emergency Volunteers:

If you signed up as an Emergency Volunteer - THANK YOU! Though we may not have reached out to you yet, we may still need you! We realize that limiting our intakes has placed a burden on our community and on our Oklahoma shelter partners. We are also entering "kitten season" and will soon need more kitten fosters. We are working to find safe ways to save the lives of animals during this challenging time. Check this page frequently and watch your emails for more information.

COVID-19 and Pets:

Anderson has received numerous requests for information about the risk of transmission of COVID-19 (coronavirus) to pets or from pets to people. The most recent statements from the Center for Disease Control, the World Health Organization and the American Veterinary Medical Association are that there is no evidence that pets can become infected with COVID-19. Earlier reports of an infected dog in China are unsubstantiated. Officials now report that the weakly positive test result was likely due to sample contamination from the dog's COVID-19 positive owner. 


We do always recommend hand washing (vigorous, under warm water, for at least 20 seconds) especially after touching an animal and before eating or touching one's face. 

We will remain vigilant and will adjust our response as the COVID-19 situation progresses. Please check back for updates.

More COVID information:

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

During times of stress, pets become even more important in our lives. According to the Human-Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), pets improve heart health, alleviate depression, increase well-being, support immune health and more! 


Click for more information about the health effects of the human-animal bond 


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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