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A Few Of Our Recent Stories

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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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The Dog Who Was Set on Fire

The Dog Who Was Set on Fire

Harvey looks pretty different from when Betty first met the hound mix six years ago. And that’s a good thing. When she started fostering Harvey, his head was a raw, reddish-pink and the ends of his...

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Rescuing a Snagged Snake

Rescuing a Snagged Snake

You see it all the time – that orange mesh used as temporary fencing or ground barrier. For people, it can be quite useful. For snakes, like the one recently brought into Anderson Humane’s Wildlife...

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A Beautiful Day to Walk4Animals

A Beautiful Day to Walk4Animals

It was a beautiful sunny day when dozens of families and dogs gathered at Gray Willows Farm for Anderson Humane’s 7th annual Walk4Animals. Among the canine attendees were several of the rescued...

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The Unexpected Rescue

The Unexpected Rescue

“She looked pitiful,” Annette said of her first time meeting Snow. Annette was at Anderson Humane’s South Elgin shelter with her grown daughter, Ariadne, looking at adoptable dogs. Snow, a white...

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