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City of Fort Wayne – Giving Tuesday is a day to inspire the community to do good by sharing kindness and giving. This year, November 28, 2023, Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control is asking the community to share their generosity with shelter animals.

Being Northeast Indiana's largest open-access shelter, FWACC does not turn away animals brought to us from Allen County - no matter their condition. This year, over 11,000 animals have come to the doors of FWACC; whether they need additional medical care or go into a foster home because they are too small for adoption, saving their lives has only been possible through the Angel Fund.

The Angel Fund helps provide crucial life-saving medical care to the shelter animals, and it is utilized daily to help the animals that have no other place to go. This fund only exists because of generous donations from the community. Nearly $181,035 has been spent to help the animals in our care.

Our goal is that no healthy, treatable animals are put to sleep in our community. Donations can be made online by clicking here, in-person, over the phone at 260-427-1244 option 1, or mailed to Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control at 3020 Hillegas Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46808.


The Indiana Coalition of Animal Welfare Professionals alongside shelters and rescue organizations across the State of Indiana are coming together on behalf of Governor Holcomb’s proclamation to designate November 5-12, 2023, Adopt a Hoosier Shelter Pet Week!

This proclamation will bring awareness to the growing public problem of pet homelessness and the crisis shelters and rescues are facing. Indiana shelters and rescuers call the community to act now to adopt, foster, donate, and/or volunteer during Adopt a Hoosier Shelter Pet Week to help alleviate this crisis and reverse the monumental steps taken back in saving the lives of homeless pets.

To celebrate "Adopt a Hoosier Shelter Pet Week" FWACC and all our offsite locations will have the following reduced adoption fees:

  • Dogs 6 months & older are $50
  • Fall in love with a $4 feline
  • Smalls (rabbits, guinea pigs, etc.) are fee-waived

View all adoptable animals and our hours on our website by clicking here >>> https://www.cityoffortwayne.org/adopt.html



Roll back into the 80's with Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control on Saturday, November, 25, from  12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Roller Dome North, 444 Coliseum Blvd. W., Fort Wayne, IN. 46805. 

Roller Dome North has partnered with FWACC to raise funds for the Humane Education Department.

“Students are getting more than a memory and fun times at the shelter with the animals. They are learning to be advocates for the voiceless as they are absorbing the lessons,” states Abigail Reyes, FWACC Education Specialist. “Our department is also making changes in the community. When students participate in one of our programs, they are learning to have kindness, compassion, and empathy to not only animals but everyone around them.”

For more information on Humane Education and about its programs please click on the "Youth Programs" tab. 

Director Amy-Jo Sites


Adoption Lobby Hours:

12:00 - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
12:00 - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. First Saturday of each month

CLOSED Monday, Saturday & Sunday FOR ADOPTIONS
To submit a pet adoption profile, you must do so 15-minutes before closing to allow sufficient time for processing.

Business Office Hours (lost & found- receiving lobby- citations or other law enforcement concerns):

11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Mon-Fri
CLOSED Saturday & Sunday

Animal Control Officer Assistance
9am-8pm Monday - Friday
After 8pm, weekend & holidays,
call 260-449-3000

After Hours / Immediate Officer Assistance:
1:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. Emergencies

General Contact Information:
Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control
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

It is our mission to serve our community in a humane, public safety capacity while working to keep pets with loving families by providing education opportunities and resources or facilitating re-homing or adoption when necessary.

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