FORT WAYNE, IN – Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control is asking for the public’s help to gain more information about a deceased dog found in a dumpster in the Baldwin Creek Apartment Complex. 

Animal Control Officers were notified of a dog in a dumpster located at 2130 Hobson Road inside of the apartment complex Tuesday morning. When Animal Control officers arrived on scene they found an extrPHOTO1emely emaciated deceased pit bull mix dog inside.

FWACC’s medical team examined the dog once back at the shelter and determined it is between 6 to 12 months old and extremely emaciated. Based on its condition they determined it was likely kept inside a crate or small enclosure prior to its death. The dog is a tri-colored pit bull mix.. No photos of the deceased dog will be released.

Officers have canvased the apartment complex and are asking the public to call our department at 427-1244 or 449-3000 after 8 p.m. and on weekends with any information about this case.

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Keeping your pet's microchip information up-to-date and accurate is the best way to ensure they will be safely returned to your home if they are ever lost. Follow these simple steps to update the information linked to your pet's microchip:

 

1) Locate your pet's microchip number. If you do not know your pet's microchip number you can take them to your veterinarian or a Petco store to get it scanned for free. 

 

2) Contact the microchip company to update your information. There are several different microchip companies and each requires different information to update the information linked to your pet's chip. If you are unsure which company your pet's microchip is registered with, click the button below to search for FREE. 

 

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3) Contact Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control to update information locally. It's important that if your pet's microchip is on record with FWACC that you let us know of any changes as well. Updates made directly with the microchip company are not shared with Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control. This is a vital step to ensure we will be able to contact you if your pet is lost! Call 427-1244 option 1 to speak with a representative to complete the update.

 

If you are rehoming a pet, be sure to update the pet's linked microchip information to the new owners BEFORE your pet goes to his/her new home. Both the person rehoming the pet and the new owner will need to call 427-1244 option 1 to transfer ownership and provide updated information to be linked to the microchip. 

 

 

 

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At Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control we are committed to keeping pets where they are loved most - at home. We have seen over the years that many dogs are surrendered to the shelter because of behavior issues or lack of training, causing a strain in the home. In an effort to offer support before you - and your dog - are at the end of your leash we've launched an exciting new program to provide you with $50 toward working with a certified professional dog trainer. 

 

HOW IT WORKS

We want to get you connected to a trainer quickly! Simply click the button below to fill out a quick form and you'll receive an email with the $50 certificate to be used for training right away. **Training certificates cannot be combined, only one per family**

 

WHO ARE THE TRAINERS

We've curated a list of certified trainers from across Northeast Indiana who you will get to choose from. All of the trainers use positive, fun methods for you and your pet. You'll receive the full list and their contact information after you fill out the online form. 

 

WHAT CAN WE HELP WITH

Whether you have a new puppy or are working through bad habits that have been going on for awhile, our partner trainers can help get you on the right track. 

 

 

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Our training certificates currently do not apply to cats, but we would be happy to connect you with resources we trust. Please  click HERE to fill out an online form letting us know what issues you are having and we will send you a list of resource made specifically for you. 

 

 

 

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Adoption Lobby Hours:

12:00 - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
12:00 - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday

Adoption Office: 260-427-5502

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To submit a pet adoption profile, you must do so 15-minutes before closing to allow sufficient time for processing.


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260-427-1244
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
260-449-3000


General Contact Information:
Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control
3020 Hillegas Road
Fort Wayne IN 46808
260-427-1244
After 8 p.m. and on weekends and holidays, call 449-3000 for assistance.
Fax: 260-427-5514

 

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