We're doing great things with our pet adoption program. Check back to see our continued success!

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Total adoptions for Jan - Oct 2014

Dogs: 408
Cats: 543
Small animals: 99
Animals transfered to partner agencies: 1308

Our fantastic pet adoption volunteers and staff continuously strive to make Animal Care & Control the first place people come to in their search to add a new pet to their family. Their training, professionalism, and commitment cannot be beat. With such determination it's no wonder that so many  people choose Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control for all their pet adoptions!

In total, 2,850 happy animals found loving, generous families to join in 2013. Animals were adopted from our shelter of from the partner organization they were transfered to. Many of these animals overcame hardships or experiences best described as remarkable. We witnessed those that came to us malnourished, and we gave them our best as they struggled to gain weight and thrive.  We gave comfort to those with injuries and marveled at their ability to work through their pain and trust again. We found volunteers to foster those animals that needed a little extra help. Others were here because their families fell on hard times and chose to do what they felt best for the pet's future.

Like any shelter, we receive puppies and kittens from unplanned litters and adult animals whose owners lack commitment. Whatever their story, we see the potential of these animals to be someone's next best friend.  Thanks to all who choose pet adoption, and who make a difference for deserving shelter animals.

Adoption Lobby Hours:

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

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

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Business Office Hours (lost & found pets, 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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