Dog, cat, raccoon, opossum, hawk.

They're all animals.


Anderson's mission is to connect people with animals in mutually beneficial ways. That's why a merger between Anderson and Fox Valley Wildlife Center makes sense; strengthening both organizations and saving more lives.

On April 4, 2020, Anderson Animal Shelter publicly announced that Fox Valley Wildlife Center and Anderson Animal Shelter have merged. Although our organizations provide different animal-related services to our community, we are stronger as one organization. 


View our video reveal HERE.

Our new organization will eventually be known as Anderson Humane Center. Anderson Humane Center will be built on 124 acres in Kane County, now owned by Anderson thanks to a generous donation by Steve and Mary Hinze in memory of Dottie Hinze. 

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Anderson Humane Center Mission: 


Creating mutually beneficial connections

between people and animals

through programs that raise awareness and inspire kindness, empathy and respect throughout our community.

Respect. Protect. Connect.

What does this merger mean?

Fox Valley Wildlife Center will continue to care for the thousands of orphaned and injured wild animals that find their way to the Center each year.


Fox Valley Wildlife Center Staff:

Everyone is still employed in their roles, with one exception. Ashley Kendall has accepted the position of Director of Animal Care for Anderson Animal Shelter. In her new role, Ashley will oversee the care of all species of animals, including those at the Wildlife Center. Anderson and FVWC staff are working in close collaboration in recognition that we are stronger together!

Better Together.


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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