Anderson Humane

Respect. Protect. Connect.

aka Anderson Humane   |   South Elgin, IL   |  andersonhc.org

Mission

Anderson Animal Shelter was founded in 1966 and built its existing shelter in 1971. The largest humane society in the Fox Valley, Anderson Animal Shelter's mission is to create mutually beneficial connections between people and animals through programs that raise awareness and inspire kindness, empathy and respect throughout our community.

Ruling year info

1968

CEO

Beth Foster

Main address

1000 S LaFox

South Elgin, IL 60177 USA

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Formerly known as

Anderson Animal Shelter

Fox Valley Wildlife Center

EIN

36-6164626

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our primary purpose is to support animals and the people who love them, be it through adoptions, low-cost veterinary services, education and assisting with all aspects of pet ownership.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Animal Shelter

Anderson Animal Shelter has several programs including, animal adoption; humane education; pet therapy; dog obedience classes; cat socialzation; dog walking etc. There is an on site veterinary clinic that spays/neuters adopted animals and provides medical care for the animals housed at the shelter. Additionally, the veterinary clinic offers low cost Spay/Neuter, vaccines and dental care. The goal of the organization is to achieve a 100% adoption rate of healthy adoptable animals. It is operating under a low-kill philosophy and is currently holding at an 80% adoption/return to owner rate.
Anderson Animal Shelter is one of the most progressive Humane Societies of its kind. We serve over 5,000 animals a year.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Animal Shelter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Anderson Animal Shelter has been saving lives and serving our community for more than 50 years. While we still honor our animal-saving mission of the past, we continually strive to meet the ever-changing need for respectful care and treatment of all animals in our community.

We are committed to offering programs that support our mission. Through our MVP program, we engage with veterans and offer special volunteer opportunities, support during deployments and resources to help them. Our Humane Education team teaches children in our community about how to safely interact with pets and how to be respectful of wild animals around us. Our veterinary staff offers low-cost veterinary services so people can keep their animals healthy. Our outreach team attends area festivals and shows to spread the word about the work we do. Our volunteer program gives people the opportunity to serve their community and to interact with animals.

We are uniquely qualified since we have been the leading animal welfare organization in our community for over 50 years. Our CEO has over 20 years of experience in animal welfare and most of our high-level staff have extensive experience in the animal welfare world.

We have formed partnerships with other animal-based organizations as well as human service organizations to strengthen our programs that support our community. For example, we have offered free boarding to victims of domestic violence as research shows most victims will not leave their abuser if they have a pet in the home. We have also found foster homes for the pets of military personnel who deploy. In addition, we recently merged with a local wildlife center that will enable us to work together to educate the public on the best way to live harmoniously with wildlife while protecting their health and safety.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Anderson Humane

Board of directors
as of 5/12/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Michael Petersdorf

Cindy Green

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Pam Bierman

Retired

Christine Bourdage

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Ramesh Doshi

Retired

Steve Hinze

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Brian Lawyer

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Cheryl Schreck

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Ralph Voris

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Michael Petersdorf

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/8/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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