Anderson Animal Shelter History
Anderson Animal Shelter was incorporated in 1966 as the Humane Society of North Central Illinois. In 1971 the doors of our building were opened on five acres of land in Kane County. In the 1980s the shelter received a generous donation from the Anderson Trust that prompted a name change.
Over the years the shelter has transitioned from a traditional community animal shelter to one of the most progressive humane societies of its kind. In 2001 an on-site veterinary clinic was added to provide health care for shelter animals and to provide for the spaying/neutering of all adopted dogs and cats before they leave the shelter. The shelter operates under a low-kill philosophy and our goal is to eliminate the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable animals.
Anderson Animal Shelter collaborates with public and private organizations and individuals to shelter, care for and promote the adoption of stray and unwanted companion animals. We advocate for the compassionate and humane treatment of these animals through direct care, humane education and community outreach programs. Anderson Animal Shelter adheres to the highest ethical standards, and is working towards creating a community environment that eliminates the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable animals.