Barks and Mews Gala

City of Fort Wayne, IN – Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control is back with their Barks and Mews Gala to raise funds for their Angel fund!

Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control held its first gala January 11, 2020. Because of its positive outcome, many were looking forward to the following year. However, due to the unforeseen circumstance of COVID-19, it was cancelled.

The 2023 Barks and Mews Gala will be held on Saturday, June 17th at Purdue Fort Wayne Walb Student Union in the International Ballroom. This event will be 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Emceed by WANE 15's Emily Dwire. This year’s gala is a 70’s theme with a dance demonstration and lessons from the Fort Wayne Ballroom Club, dinner and drinks, a silent auction and gift card pull.Be sure to capture the memorable night by stopping at the DigiBooths Selfie Booth!  

On this night, the Fort Wayne Animal Care and control will be honoring the memory of two of their long serving and dearest volunteers by awarding two current volunteers. This is to show the appreciation for the work they do that serves not only the animals, but the shelter and our community.

The Angel Fund helps provide crucial life-saving medical care to shelter animals. Being Northeast Indiana's largest open access shelter, we cannot turn away animals brought to us from Allen County - no matter the condition they are in. Because of this, we utilize our Angel Fund almost daily to help the animals that have no other place to go.

Tickets are now available for purchase. Single tickets are $75, $550 for a table of eight, and donations are welcomed. Click here to purchase your ticket. If one is interested of being a sponsor to the event,  please click here to be a sponsor.

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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