91 Rescued Beagles Are Home at Last

91 Rescued Beagles Are Home at Last

Around midnight this past Monday, four vehicles pulled into Anderson Humane’s main shelter in South Elgin, carrying eight weary humans and 91 dazed beagles. It was the end of a nearly 800 mile journey from Virginia, but the beginning of a hopeful new future for the...
The Woman Who Cares for Wild Animals

The Woman Who Cares for Wild Animals

The photos on Jamie’s cell phone aren’t like most people’s. Between the usual shots of family and vacations there are images of an impossibly cute flying squirrel, a woodchuck snacking on lettuce, a baby squirrel asleep on a stuffed Eyeore doll, and countless more of...
The Healing Power of Walking a Dog

The Healing Power of Walking a Dog

Every day, Anthony goes over to Peter and Diane’s house to see their Susie. Anthony and Susie go for a walk, Anthony gives Susie a kiss or two, and he returns her home, making sure to put her leash in the right spot. Susie is a poodle mix and Anthony is a volunteer...
Returning a Beaver to Health and Home

Returning a Beaver to Health and Home

It was an odd question. “Should we be able to walk up to a beaver?” the caller to Anderson Humane’s wildlife department asked. His name was Jake, he was a farmer, and he and his girlfriend had a very docile beaver on their property. They were worried something was...
How to Keep Your Pets Safe From Summer Threats

How to Keep Your Pets Safe From Summer Threats

The livin’ may be easy in the summertime, as the song goes, but unfortunately that’s not always the case for your pets. Summer brings some unique challenges to their health – from fireworks to mosquitoes to lawn chemicals. But don’t worry! We’ve got all the advice you...