The Dos and Don’ts of Giving Pets as Christmas Gifts

The Dos and Don’ts of Giving Pets as Christmas Gifts

You can picture it: Christmas morning. Your kids or significant other are gathered by the tree. You hand them one last box. They open it to find a new puppy or kitten. They cry happy tears. It’s a moment you will remember fondly together for years to come. This happy...
Rescuing Two Mamas, 17 Puppies, and a Lil Dude

Rescuing Two Mamas, 17 Puppies, and a Lil Dude

On October 24, a plane touched down at Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling, then took off again 30 minutes later. What happened in that half hour was nothing short of lifesaving. Staff members from five different animal welfare organizations, including Anderson...
Keeping Rover Healthy This Winter

Keeping Rover Healthy This Winter

The recent first snowfall has many of us locating sweaters, boots, and ice scrapers for the car. As you’re preparing for the colder weather ahead, don’t forget your pets! They’re even more impacted by extreme weather, so now is the time to take steps to keep them warm...
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...