We are hiring at Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control! If you aren't searching for a job, but have a few extra hours a week we'd love to have you join our team of volunteers. 


Animal Care Specialist - Full-time

Working under the direction of the Operations Manager, incumbent handle various types and breeds of animals with varying degrees of socialization including aggressive and dangerous animals while performing tasks related to the care, cleaning, and feeding of the animals. The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations.

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Dispatcher Assistant - Part-time

Answer and investigate incoming citizen’s complaints and issues, over the phone and in person, in a timely, professional, and proficient manner. Investigate calls to officers with the urgency and need that each unique call warrants. Maintain a professional and even demeanor when working with a diverse public in varying degrees of emotional states, adapt quickly to differing situations and emotions and be able to empathize with citizen’s needs and concerns. Operate computer terminals with confidential agency databases. Perform the intake and redemption of numerous types of animals with varying degrees of behavioral socialization while still maintaining accurate data entry of information. Effectively read and interpret animal signals and behaviors to ensure safety of animals, employees, and the public in the office lobby.

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We have so many opportunities to help at the shelter! From customer service roles, working in our medical center, to helping clean and care for the adoption animals - there is something for everyone. Volunteers must be 18 or older.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities and to apply click HERE

Director Amy-Jo Sites


Adoption Lobby Hours:

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

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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