News and Events

  • Sun
    30
    Apr
    2017
    12-4pmFox Valley Wildlife Center

    Every year we receive thousands of helpless baby wildlife that need our help. To prepare for the amount of babies we receive each spring, we host a wild baby shower.
    Participate in games and crafts, see our education ambassadors and enjoy the bake sale!
    You're invited to attend this FREE event. We just ask that you bring an item from our wish list below.

    • FVWC WISH LIST
      • Monetary donations
      • Wild bird seed
      • Unflavored Pedialyte - generic ok
      • Kitten and Puppy food - dry kibble
      • Walnuts, pecans, acorns, hickory nuts, peanuts, hazelnuts
        • unsalted, whole or shelled
      • Laundry detergent - unscented
      • Bleach
      • Kleenex - no lotion
      • Paper towels

     

  • Sat
    20
    May
    2017
    9:00 am- 3:00 pm39 Walnut Circle Sugar Grove, IL

    **Our annual barn sale is being held off site this year at 39 Walnut Circle, Sugar Grove (Presbury Subdivision)**

    We are in need of gently used items for this very important fundraiser.

    If you have an item you no longer have use for and would like to make a tax-deductible donation to help the wildlife in our care, see drop off dates below.

    Saturday, April 23 9-7
    Saturday, April 30 9-7
    Friday, May 6 12-3
    Saturday, May 7 9-7
    Friday, May 13 12-3

    All items may be dropped off at 39 Walnut Circle in Sugar Grove.

    Acceptable Items

    Musical Instruments, Costumes, Kitchen and entertaining items, antiques and collectibles, art, clean bath items and towels, clean bedding and blankets, bird feeders and bird baths, books, cd's, dvd's, records, foreign money, garden items and yard art, interesting jewelry, toys, games and puzzles, knic-knacs, luggage, patio furniture, pet items, sporting equipment, clean table linen, tools, indoor or outdoor, wooden furniture, please call on large furniture

    **These items will not be accepted: Infant or youth car seats, adult clothing or shoes, electronics, large appliances, corporate coffee mugs, reference or text books, VHS tapes or car parts.

    Please direct any questions about the sale to Cheryl Schreck at (630) 253-3640 or email at schreck2@aol.com.

  • Fri
    16
    Jun
    2017
    Settler’s Hill Golf Course in Batavia

    Join us for a great day at the Critters Classic Golf Outing! Tickets are $75.00 per golfer and include golf, cart, barbecue lunch at the Settlers Hill Golf Course in Batavia .  There will be raffles and contests as well!

  • Sun
    01
    Oct
    2017
    12:00 - 4:00Fox Valley Wildlife Center

    Come get a glimpse of what our center looks like at our open house! This is the one day of the year that we open our doors to the public. Come take a tour of our facility and see where we care for our animals throughout the year. Our patients will not be available for viewing but our education ambassadors will make appearances throughout the day. No reservation is required.

  • Sat
    07
    Apr
    2018
    5-10 PMPipers Banquets

    Join us at our annual dinner auction for a night of friends, food, and fun! The Auction will be held at Pipers Banquets.  We will have a silent and live auction, a 50/50 raffle, games, and more! Check out our event tickets page to purchase tickets online. You can also print and send in this form to reserve tickets.

  • Sun
    17
    Nov
    2019
    Sat
    07
    Dec
    2019

     

    Looking for holiday gifts, or maybe something special for yourself?  Look no further!  Visit our Bonfire Store, for these items and many more.  Be sure to place your order by December 7th for delivery in time for the holidays!  Additional colors and styles available online.

  • Sun
    17
    Nov
    2019
    Fri
    28
    Feb
    2020

    Are you an amateur photographer?  Interested in taking photos of Illinois wildlife?  Submit your entries in the Fox Valley Wildlife Center 2020 Photo Contest.  Winners will be announced at the Annual Dinner Auction in April and featured in the 2021 FVWC Calendar.  Entries are $10 each and must be submitted with the 2020 Photo Contest Submission Form and Rules.

  • Thu
    05
    Dec
    2019
    11:30 amTown and Country Library, Elburn

    Come to Wildlife Story Time at the Town and Country Library in Elburn!  This event is free for ages 2 and up, with a guardian.  Since Fox Valley Wildlife Center relies on donations, a monetary donation or items from our wish list are always appreciated!  Click here to register.

  • Fri
    13
    Dec
    2019
    7:00 pmElburn Forest Preserve

    Join us as we journey into the Elburn Forest Preserve to listen for the hoots of owls.  Families are welcome. No flashlights nor owl calls please, as we do not want to disturb the natural calls of these majestic animals.  Hike begins at the FVWC parking lot. $5 per person. Register online or in-person at the wildlife center.

  • Thu
    02
    Jan
    2020
    11:30 amTown and Country Library, Elburn

    Come to Wildlife Story Time at the Town and Country Library in Elburn!  This event is free for ages 2 and up, with a guardian.  Since Fox Valley Wildlife Center relies on donations, a monetary donation or items off our wish list are always appreciated!  Click here to register.

  • Sat
    25
    Jan
    2020
    7:00 pmElburn Forest Preserve

    Join us as we journey into the Elburn Forest Preserve to listen for the hoots of owls.  Families are welcome. No flashlights nor owl calls please, as we do not want to disturb the natural calls of these majestic animals.  Hike begins at the FVWC parking lot. $5 per person. Register online or in-person at the wildlife center.

  • Mon
    27
    Jan
    2020
    10:00 amTown and Country Library, Elburn

    Come to Wildlife Story Time at the Town and Country Library in Elburn!  This event is free for ages 2 and up, with a guardian.  Since Fox Valley Wildlife Center relies on donations, a monetary donation or items off our wish list are always appreciated!  Click here to register.

  • Sat
    08
    Feb
    2020
    5:30 pmElburn Forest Preserve

    Join us as we journey into the Elburn Forest Preserve to listen for wildlife.  Families are welcome. No flashlights nor owl calls please, as we do not want to disturb the natural calls of these majestic animals.  Hike begins at the FVWC parking lot. $5 per person. Register online or in-person at the wildlife center.

  • Fri
    14
    Feb
    2020
    Fri
    13
    Mar
    2020

    With six delicious flavors to choose from, select your favorite pastry, or try a new flavor, and it will be delivered to Fox Valley Wildlife Center. The 22 oz. pastry is only $14 and is ready for you to thaw, rise, bake and enjoy! Be sure to order now, as sales end March 13. Orders should be picked up from Fox Valley Wildlife Center on March 21, between 11am and 12pm. If you require an alternate pickup date, please email Andrea, at a-krueger@sbcglobal.net, to make other arrangements.

    Allergen Notice: This product may contain Egg, Milk, Soy and Wheat. This product is manufactured in a facility and on equipment which processes nut products.

  • Fri
    14
    Feb
    2020
    Fri
    13
    Mar
    2020

    Choose from six tasty flavors, select your favorite, or try something new, and it will be delivered to Fox Valley Wildlife Center. At only $16, your order contains 40 pre-portioned dough balls ready to bake and enjoy! Be sure to order now, as sales end March 13. Orders should be picked up from Fox Valley Wildlife Center on March 21, between 11am and 12pm. If you require an alternate pickup date, please email Andrea, at a-krueger@sbcglobal.net, to make other arrangements.

    Allergen Notice: This product may contain Egg, Milk, Soy and Wheat. This product is manufactured in a facility and on equipment which processes nut products.

  • Mon
    17
    Feb
    2020
    11am-12pmTown and Country Library, Elburn

    Children in 2nd to 8th grades are invited to join us on their day off school to learn about Herps. We will explore the similarities between ectotherms, how scientists group them and the unique characteristics of this group. This program includes activities, discussions, and animal ambassador visits. Program is free, but donations from our wish list are always welcome.

  • Mon
    24
    Feb
    2020
    10:00 amTown and Country Library, Elburn

    Come to Wildlife Story Time at the Town and Country Library in Elburn!  This event is free for ages 2 and up, with a guardian.  Since Fox Valley Wildlife Center relies on donations, a monetary donation or items off our wish list are always appreciated!  Click here to register.

  • Sat
    14
    Mar
    2020
    7:00 pmElburn Forest Preserve

    Join us as we journey into the Elburn Forest Preserve to listen for wildlife.  Families are welcome. No flashlights nor owl calls please, as we do not want to disturb the natural calls of these majestic animals.  Hike begins at the FVWC parking lot. $5 per person. Register online or in-person at the wildlife center.

  • Sat
    21
    Mar
    2020
    11am-12pmFox Valley Wildlife Center

    Butter Braid Pastry or Wooden Spoon Cookie Dough orders should be picked up March 21, between 11am and 12pm at Fox Valley Wildlife Center, in Elburn Woods Forest Preserve.  If you are unable to pickup at this date and time, please contact Andrea, at a-krueger@sbcglobal.net.  Order by March 13, by clicking here.  Thank you for supporting FVWC!

  • Sat
    21
    Mar
    2020
    2-5pmThe Chilled Palette, Geneva

    The Chilled Pallet has Postponed the Paint Your Pet!
    If you have purchased tickets, a date will be selected in the future.  Please email them with any questions, thechilledpalette@gmail.com

    Join The Chilled Palette in raising money for Fox Valley Wildlife Center!  A portion of your registration fee will go directly to FVWC!  You can either paint your pet, (please bring a photo of your pet to the event) or you can paint Zephyr, Fox Valley Wildlife Center's screech owl ambassador.  Zephyr will make an appearance!  Registration will end on March 17th and is $40 per person.  Click here to register on The Chilled Palette website.

  • Sat
    11
    Apr
    2020
    Sat
    18
    Apr
    2020
    Online

    Our Online Auction is now OPEN!!!
    Bidding Closes: Saturday, April 18th at 7pm

    Register for the Online Event here!

    You can choose to Create an Account FOR FREE by clicking on the “Sign In” button at the top right of the online auction website.
    There you will be asked to “Request an Account” that allows you to register for free. You will be asked to confirm your account details through email verification.
    You can also choose to “Buy Tickets” at the top right of the auction page, which will give you 2 options of creating an online auction account AND making a donation that is 100% tax-deductible.

    Special Online Event -April 18th
    At 5:30pm, on Anderson’s website, we will host a Special Video Announcement with Live Streaming!

    Get Ready for the Online Event here!

    We need your help now, more than ever.
    Funds raised by this year’s Auction will help thousands of orphaned wild babies. And, beginning with this year’s event, your donation will go even farther than it has before, allowing us to support the care of homeless dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, as we have recently merged with Anderson Animal Shelter. If you choose, you can designate your donation to support the care of wildlife or dogs/cats.​

    Like the whole country, we have been impacted by COVID-19 and we’ve had to make changes to our programs and events to keep our community safe. As a result, we need your help more than ever.

    We hope you’ll join us on this exciting virtual adventure!

    Click here to see our sponsors.

    Click here to see the 2020 Photo Contest Winners.

  • Sat
    18
    Apr
    2020
    5:30 pmwww.andersonanimalshelter.org

    Visit Anderson Animal Shelter's website, www.andersonanimalshelter.org, at 5:30 pm on Saturday, April 18th for a Special Live Event. Don't be late or you'll miss some of the excitement! For the best experience, watch the Virtual Event on your laptop while bidding on auction items on your mobile phone!

  • Sat
    02
    May
    2020
    10am - 4:30pmKuipers Family Farm

    Enjoy some of Kuipers famous Apple Cider Doughnuts while you help Fox Valley Wildlife Center care for orphaned and injured wildlife.

    No need to wait until fall to enjoy some of their farm favorites plus you can feel good about supporting a local farm AND animals in need. Fox Valley Wildlife Center relies solely on donations to care for orphaned or injured wildlife. During the COVID19 crisis we are experiencing financial strains due to reduced donations along with added challenges in basic animal care due to the inability to accept volunteers into the facility to assist. In an effort to help Fox Valley Wildlife Center, Kuipers will be donating $2 from the sale of every dozen doughnuts.

    Preorders are STRONGLY suggested and will facilitate your drive thru experience in a quick and safe manner. Safe social distancing practices will be in effect upon your arrival at the farm. Please stay in your car and follow the directions of the attendants.

    Please PRINT copies of all your orders and be prepared to present them to attendants.

    Click HERE to place your donut order online.

  • Sun
    10
    May
    2020
    12-2pmFox Valley Wildlife Center

    "Baby season" is in full swing at Fox Valley Wildlife Center and Anderson Animal Shelter, so we are hosting a drive-thru Baby Shower at both locations, for our new arrivals!

    On Mother's Day, we invite people to bring donations of items or cash to help support the baby animals!

    Baby Shower Donations can be dropped off at
    Fox Valley Wildlife Center or at Anderson's Main Shelter
    on Sunday, May 10 between 12pm - 2pm.

    Fox Valley Wildlife Center:
    45W061 IL-38
    Elburn, IL 60119
    "Baby Registry" List

    Anderson Animal Shelter:
    1000 S La Fox Street
    South Elgin, IL 60177
    "Baby Registry" List

    We will safely take donations using masks and gloves directly from your vehicle's trunk and everyone will get a baby shower favor and thank you for their life saving donations!

    Registry items can be purchased at:
    Amazon for online delivery
    Petco in Bloomingdale, IL for curbside delivery
    Pet Supplies Plus in North Aurora, IL for curbside delivery

  • Fri
    19
    Jun
    2020
    9:00 amSettler’s Hill Golf Course in Batavia

    Due to the restrictions surrounding COVID-19 and the limitations placed on golf courses in Illinois, we have decided to postpone the 2020 Critter Classic Golf Outing.  We are hoping to reschedule this event for later this summer and will keep you updated!

    Join us for a great day at the Critters Classic Golf Outing! Tickets include golf, cart, barbecue lunch at the Settlers Hill Golf Course in Batavia .  There will be raffles and contests as well!

  • Mon
    06
    Jul
    2020
    Fri
    31
    Jul
    2020

    This year, we are excited to offer a variety of virtual summer camp programming options for children of all ages. While we look forward to learning with your children at the wildlife center every summer, our campers' health and safety is always our number one priority. Based on ever-evolving public health recommendations, we have made the decision to offer our camps this summer in a virtual format.

    As you may know, Anderson Animal Shelter and Fox Valley Wildlife Center merged in spring of 2020. This summer, our two educational programs have come together to provide low-cost online summer day-camp programming for children and teens. A lot of careful planning has taken place to ensure these sessions are fun and engaging. You'll see more information below and on the Anderson Animal Shelter website. We'll also be adding even more sessions and topics soon.

    We've also worked hard to make these camps accessible and affordable to all children and teens, with each session costing no more than $10. If you know a child that would like to attend and cannot afford the cost, please get in touch with Carrie Frost at cfrost@andersonanimalshelter.org.

    Our first week of virtual camp offerings include:

    7/6
    11:00 am Cat Chat (ages 6-8)
    12:30 pm Speak Dog! (ages 6-8)
    2:00 pm Cat Chat (ages 9-12)
    3:30 pm Speak Dog! (9-12)

    7/7
    11:00 am Frogs and Toads (ages 6-8)
    12:30 pm I Spy! Mammals (ages 6-8)
    2:00 pm I Spy! Mammals (ages 9-12)

    7/8
    11:00 am Pollinators (ages 6-8)
    12:30 pm What's in a Howl? (ages 6-8)
    2:00 pm What's in a Howl? (ages 9-12)
    3:30 pm Pollinators (ages 9-12)

    7/9
    11:00 am All About Anderson Animal Shelter (all ages)
    12:30 pm Behind the Scenes Tour at Fox Valley Wildlife Center (all ages)
    2:00 pm Design an Enclosure (ages 13+)
    3:30 pm Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, and Gerbils, Oh My! (ages 6-8)

    7/13
    11:00 am Going Batty! (ages 6-8)
    3:30 pm Going Batty! (ages 9-12)

    7/14
    11:00 am Speak Dog! (ages 6-8)
    12:30 pm Feather, Beaks and Talons (ages 6-8)
    2:00 pm Feather, Beaks and Talons (ages 9-12)

    7/15
    11:00 am Speak Dog! (ages 9-12)
    12:30 pm Pups, Kits and Nestlings (ages 6-8)
    2:00 pm Pups, Kits and Nestlings (ages 9-12)
    3:30 pm Cat Chat (ages 6-8)

    7/16
    12:30 pm Behind the Scenes Tour at Fox Valley Wildlife Center (all ages)
    2:00 pm Ethology (ages 13+)
    3:30 pm Cat Chat (ages 9-12)

    7/20
    11:00 am Creepy Crawlies: Zoonotic Diseases (ages 11+)

    7/21
    11:00 am Animal Careers (ages 11+)
    12:30 pm Scales, Scutes, and Skin (ages 6-8)
    2:00 pm Scales, Scutes, and Skin (ages 9-12)
    3:30 pm Hamsters, Gerbils, and Guinea Pigs, Oh My! (ages 9-12)

    7/22
    11:00 am Somebunny to Love (ages 6-8)
    12:30 pm Can You See Me Now? (ages 6-8)
    2:00 pm Can You See Me Now? (ages 9-12)
    3:30 pm Somebunny to Love (ages 9-12)

    7/23
    12:30 pm Behind the Scenes Tour at Fox Valley Wildlife Center (all ages)
    2:00 pm Training Thursday (ages 11+)

    7/28
    11:00 am Speak Dog (ages 6-12)
    12:30 pm Behind the Scenes Tour at Fox Valley Wildlife Center (all ages)
    2:00 pm Wildlife Babies (ages 6-12)

    7/29
    12:30 pm Frogs and Toads (ages 6-12)
    2:00 pm Cat Chat (ages 6-12)

    7/30
    11:00 am Hamsters, Gerbils, and Guinea Pigs (ages 6-12)
    12:30 pm Going Batty (ages 6-12)

    7/31
    12:30 pm Pollinators (ages 6-12)
    2:00 pm Somebunny to Love (ages 6-12)

    Click here for more information or to register!

  • Sat
    15
    Aug
    2020
    8:00 pmElburn Forest Preserve

    Join us as we journey into the Elburn Forest Preserve to listen for wildlife.  Families are welcome. No flashlights nor owl calls please, as we do not want to disturb the natural calls of these majestic animals.  Hike begins at the FVWC parking lot. $5 per person. Registration is limited to 8 participants and must be completed online.  Participants must wear a face mask at all times.

  • Sat
    05
    Sep
    2020
    8:00 pmElburn Forest Preserve

    Join us as we journey into the Elburn Forest Preserve to listen for wildlife.  Families are welcome. No flashlights nor owl calls please, as we do not want to disturb the natural calls of these majestic animals.  Hike begins at the FVWC parking lot. $5 per person. Registration is limited to 8 participants and must be completed online.  Participants must wear a face mask at all times and maintain social distancing.

  • Sun
    04
    Oct
    2020
    12-4 pmFox Valley Wildlife Center

    Due to  COVID-19, this event is being reinvented and the new date is to be determined. Please check back for future details.

    Thank you for your continued support!

  • Sat
    24
    Oct
    2020
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pmElburn Forest Preserve

    Join us for some Halloween fun, including games, crafts, animal meet and greets and pumpkin decorating! Come dressed in your best (family friendly) costume. $5 suggested donation per person. The event will be held in the Pavilion located inside the Elburn Forest Preserve. **All social distancing guidelines must be maintained.**  Click here to register.

  • Sat
    31
    Oct
    2020
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pmElburn Forest Preserve
    Join us for a haunted hike where you will encounter spooky creatures along the trail. The hike is capped off with light refreshments around a small fire while meeting a "spooky" resident.  **All social distancing guidelines must be maintained** Hike begins at the FVWC parking lot.  This hike is for ages 12 and up and is limited to 15 people.  $15 per person. Registration must be completed online.
  • Sat
    28
    Nov
    2020
    4:30 pmElburn Forest Preserve

    Join us as we journey into the Elburn Forest Preserve to listen for wildlife.  Families are welcome. No flashlights nor owl calls please, as we do not want to disturb the natural calls of these majestic animals.  Hike begins at the FVWC parking lot. $5 per person. Register online or in-person at the wildlife center.

  • Sat
    12
    Dec
    2020
    4:30 pmElburn Forest Preserve

    Join us as we journey into the Elburn Forest Preserve to listen for wildlife.  Families are welcome. No flashlights nor owl calls please, as we do not want to disturb the natural calls of these majestic animals.  Hike begins at the FVWC parking lot. $5 per person. Register online or in-person at the wildlife center.