OUR STORY

Anderson Animal Shelter has been saving lives and serving the Fox Valley region for more than 50 years. The shelter was incorporated in 1966 as the Humane Society of North Central Illinois. In 1971, our current shelter opened its doors on five acres of land along Route 31 in South Elgin, IL. In the 1980s, a generous donation from the Ivar and Ruth Anderson Anti Cruelty Trust prompted a name change to Anderson Animal Shelter.

Anderson receives no federal and state funding. We rely on and appreciate the generosity of our adopters, staff, volunteers, foster caregivers, community members and businesses to support our life-saving mission.

OUR VISION

A humane world for animals.

OUR MISSION

​Improving the lives of animals and people through service and education.

 
 

OUR PRINCIPLES

POSITIVE

REINFORCEMENT

We practice positive reinforcement training exclusively and provide enrichment programs for the animals under our care, thus reducing stress and increasing adoptions.

ANIMAL WELFARE

PARTNERSHIPS

We partner with animal welfare organizations in our community and other states to save thousands of companion animals every year.

WELCOMING

FACILITIES

We have three adoption centers – South Elgin, Bloomingdale and North Aurora. Each location offers animal and people-friendly spaces, making adoptions easy and accessible.

"NO-KILL"

PHILOSOPHY

We operate under a 'no-kill' philosophy, which means that we do not euthanize adoptable animals, and we never euthanize one animal to make room for another. 

 

OUR SERVICES

HUMANE

EDUCATION

We offer humane education and community outreach programs that advocate for compassionate treatment of animals, as well as promote the adoption of stray and unwanted companion animals.

SPAY/NEUTER

SERVICES

Low-cost spay/neuter services are offered to our community. Our on-site veterinary clinic also provides medical care for our shelter animals.

TRAINING

SERVICES

We offer a variety of training programs for pet owners, including puppy and dog classes that focus on positive reinforcement, socialization and life skills for a lifetime of bonding and learning.

PET

REHOMING

If it becomes impossible to keep your pet, we do our best to give pets a second chance at finding new loving homes.

 

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.

NORTH AURORA

Adoption Center

180 N Randall Road

North Aurora, IL 60542

Next to Pet Supplies Plus

(847) 697-2880 ext 80

northaurora@andersonanimalshelter.org

Adoption Center Hours

Mon–Fri      Noon–6pm

Sat             11am–6pm

Sun            11am–5pm

Adoptions stop 30 mins before close of business.

SOUTH ELGIN

Main Shelter

1000 S La Fox Street

South Elgin, IL 60177

(847) 697-2880

(847) 697-8229 fax

info@andersonanimalshelter.org

Adoption Center Hours

Mon–Fri      Noon–7pm

​Sat-Sun   11am–5pm

Adoptions stop 30 mins before close of business.

BLOOMINGDALE

Adoption Center

412 W Army Trail Road
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Inside Petco

(847) 697-2880 ext 90

bloomingdale@andersonanimalshelter.org

Adoption Center Hours

Mon–Fri      Noon–6pm

​Sat-Sun      11am–6pm

Adoptions stop 30 mins before close of business.

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

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

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