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Anderson Animal Shelter to hold mega-adoption events in South Elgin, North Aurora, Bloomingdale Adoption Centers on Saturday, December 23rd

South Elgin, N. Aurora, Bloomingdale, IL - Anderson Animal Shelter will host a mega-adoption event with more than 50 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens available for adoption at each of it’s three locations, Saturday, December 23rd.   Adoptions will begin at noon and all three locations will remain open for adoptions until 9pm.  Adoption fees for cats over one year of age will be waived at this event.  The event will take place at Anderson’s South Elgin Adoption Center which is located at 1000 S. LaFox Street (Rte 31), their North Aurora Adoption Center which is located next to Pet Supplies Plus on Randall Road and their Bloomingdale Adoption Center which is located inside petco on Army Trail Road.

Anderson Animal Shelter has joined over 4,000 other animal welfare agencies across the country, participating in the national “Home 4 the Holidays” adoption event which spans the months of October-December.  The organization has a goal of finding forever homes for at least 1,000 pets during the campaign, and at 890 pets adopted so far since October 1st, they’re well on their way to reaching their goal. 

“We are very excited to end 2017 with a bang!  We want to get as many of these wonderful pets into forever homes as we can before the end of the year.   They don’t belong in shelters, they belong with families.  Since adult cats are the hardest group of pets to find homes for, we want to showcase our fabulous felines in this event, and that’s why we’re waiving their fees,” said Beth Drake, Anderson’s executive director.  “In the past, people have questioned fee-waived adoptions, feeling that this devalues the pets.  However, research conducted by the ASPCA and other national animal welfare groups has long shown that these fears are unfounded.  People who adopt pets for free, whether through a fee-waived adoption event, from a friend or family member or because the pet showed up on their doorstep, love their pet no less than those who paid an adoption fee or purchased from a breeder or pet store.  So, we invite everyone to come on out to one of our three adoption locations on the 23rd and bring home a new family member in time for the holidays!” 

Every animal adopted from Anderson is up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed or neutered, microchipped, examined by a veterinarian, and treated for internal and external parasites.  Dogs over 6 months of age are also checked for heartworm and cats are tested for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.  All adoptions also come with a free vet exam at a participating veterinary clinic and one month of free pet health insurance.  More information about pets available for adoption is online at

Anderson Animal Shelter is the Fox Valley area’s largest and oldest animal shelter, having served the area for more than 50 years.  The shelter cares for more than 5,000 homeless pets each year and conducts adoptions through its main shelter, located at 1000 S. LaFox Street in South Elgin, as well as at two satellite adoption centers that opened earlier this year.  The Bloomingdale Adoption Center is located inside the petco store on Army Trail Road in Bloomingdale.  The North Aurora Adoption Center is located next to Pet Supplies Plus on Randall Road in North Aurora.  All three adoption centers are open 7 days a week.  More information about adopting a pet from

Anderson Animal Shelter and about the shelter’s other programs is available online at or by calling (847) 697-2880.