Anderson Animal Shelter (AAS) was incorporated in 1966 and is the largest privately funded animal welfare organization in the Fox Valley area. The mission of AAS is to improve the lives of pets and people through service, education and advocacy. Anderson Animal Shelter cares for over 3,000 homeless pets each year, with a live release rate of over 96%. A variety of other services are also offered to the public. These include: low-cost spay/neuter, dog training and humane education programming.