Community Engagement

Join Our Events & Seminars to Learn How to Speak Animal.

Every animal owner knows how intriguing and complex animals are. Each one is an individual and full of surprises. Cats can be spirited and mysterious; dogs can be untameable but adorable. Learn to speak animal and fully understand their habits, instincts, wants, and needs.

All kinds of animals need specific care, whether they have four legs, two legs, or no legs at all. These talks and events cover a range of animals and their particular needs, maintenance, and living requirements.

Once you know each other, your connection will be so much stronger.


Home Learning

Anderson Humane home education resources. Training, virtual activities, and classes to connect you with all things animal welfare!

Fear Free Training

Fear Free provides online and in-person education to veterinary professionals, the pet professional community, and pet owners. Learn how to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in pets.

Wildlife Education

Explore the Elburn Forest Preserve and learn about the wildlife that calls it home. Join us for various outings and programs throughout the year. Click here for a listing of upcoming events.

Scouts & Groups

We are proud to offer programs covering various wildlife topics. To schedule a session, please contact us here.

Respect. Protect. Connect.

Building awareness through positive interactions with animals and nature leads to greater empathy, kindness, and respect. Our Outreach Team provides a variety of presentations and interactive experiences with animals for school groups, scouts, businesses, and community organizations. Contact us to schedule a visit from a member of our Outreach Team at 847-697-2880 x66 or use the button below to send an email.


Funding for this website provided by Forefront – the Mission Sustainability Initiative.

Anderson Humane (formerly Anderson Animal Shelter and Fox Valley Wildlife Center) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit recognized by the IRS. FE #: 36-6164626 Copyright © 2021 by Anderson Humane.

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