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Animal Care & Control

Holiday Service

MistletoemondayIn an effort to get as many adoptable pets home as possible, Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control adoptions will be open on Monday, December 22nd noon-5:30pm.
Adoptions will be CLOSED Wednesday, December 24th, Thursday, December 25th and Friday, December 26th. We will reopen our adoption center with regular hours the following week: Monday, December 29th, CLOSED. Tuesday, December 30th & Wednesday, December 31st (open at noon) Thursday, January 1 CLOSED for New Year's Day! Receiving will also be closed on New Year's Day.

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For any after hours incident in which you need to contact Animal Care & Control please call the sheriff's department at 449-3000 and let them know you need an officers assistance.
Please remember that pets can easily become overwhelmed by the noise and commotion of family get togethers this time of year.
Supervise your pets whenever they are outside.



Cold Weather tips for Pets



City of Fort Wayne - Animal Care & Control is offering free straw to any Allen County resident in need of animal bedding during the upcoming cold days of winter.  Pet owners are urged to continually monitor the needs of pets whenever the animals are outdoors.  The straw is being offered through private donation to be used for bedding and to keep the ground surrounding a doghouse mud free.

Keep cats inside. Cats are in danger of freezing and suffering frostbite or hypothermia when left outside. Cats may seek warmth under the hoods of cars and be injured by the fan belt when the car engine is started. If there are outdoor cats in your area, bang on the car hood before starting the engine to give the cat a chance to escape. Check out options for providing shelter to outdoor cats in your area.


What is a Community Cat?

 Find out ways you can get involved. Already caring for cats in your area? Here are tips to care for them with cold weather coming!

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Director Belinda Lewis


3020 Hillegas Road
Fort Wayne IN 46808
After 8 p.m. and on weekends and holidays, call 449-3000 for assistance.
Fax: 260-427-5514

Closed Mondays FOR ADOPTIONS
To submit a pet adoption profile, you must do so 30-minutes before closing to allow sufficient time for processing.

Adoptions are Open: Tueday, Thursday, Friday 12:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday 12:00 - 7:00 p.m.
1st & 3rd Sat 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Adoption Office: 260-427-5502

Business Office Hours:

11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Mon-Fri
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday

Officer Assistance

6:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. Mon-Sun
1:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. Emergencies