Breakfast Time at Our South Elgin Shelter

Breakfast Time at Our South Elgin Shelter

It’s 8am at Anderson Humane’s South Elgin shelter and you can hear the excited barking from the parking lot. That’s because it’s time for breakfast. In the back dog room, known as the Doggy Den, Marissa is standing with a scoop in one hand surveying the dry erase...
How Storm Made Himself at Home

How Storm Made Himself at Home

“He came into our house like he lived here,” Gloria said of Storm, the 7-year-old Catahoula leopard dog mix she and her family started fostering for Anderson Humane in early 2022. In fact, when her husband, Rick, sat down in his favorite chair that first day to watch...
Getting a Map Turtle Off the Hook

Getting a Map Turtle Off the Hook

They weren’t fishing for turtles, but that’s exactly what one of Stefan’s group caught on a recent fishing trip in South Elgin’s Blackhawk Park. A map turtle, to be precise, so named for the markings on its shell that look like topography. When Stefan tried to release...
Honoring Renee with the Joy of Animals

Honoring Renee with the Joy of Animals

On a recent sunny Saturday, Heritage Woods of Batavia, an assisted living facility for seniors, had some unusual visitors – Pearl, a 1-year-old Bernadoodle and Willow, a 4-year-old Shepherd-mix. The dogs are part of Anderson Humane’s Healing Paws pet therapy program...
Volunteering at Her Happy Place

Volunteering at Her Happy Place

Alex started volunteering at Anderson Humane to keep her sanity. It was 2020 and the 5th grade teacher was home all day, teaching her class remotely. She missed the daily interaction with her students and was desperate to get out of her house. A life-long animal...