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Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control Camps FAQ and Policies




What will campers do during camp?

Campers will interact with animals, play animal-related games, learn how to be safe around animals, learn how the shelter helps animals in our community, hear from guest speakers working in animal-related careers, and so much more!


What is the camper to adult ratio?

All camps have a ratio of 7 children to one adult. Many camps have volunteers and teen buddies to assist camp staff as well. 


Who are the camp leaders?

Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control's humane educators work year-round to educate children and adults. Each counselor is CPR and first aid certified. 


What are the drop-off and pick-up policies?

Camp staff will open the doors at 8:45 each morning of camp and doors are locked at 9:15. If campers are going to be late, parents must notify camp counselors. 

All campers must be picked up promptly at 3:00 p.m. each day camp finishes. If parents are going to be late they must notifiy the main office at 427-1244. 


How much will the campers handle the animals?

Campers will socialize with the animals - meaning they will be able to pet them, sit with them and feed them treats under the direct supervision of camp staff. The types of animals they will socialize with depends on what animals are in the adoption program at the time of camp.


Does Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control provide lunch?

Lunch will NOT be provided at camp. All campers should bring a non-perishable lunch each day of camp. Campers will not have access to a microwave or refridgerator. 

We will provide one snack per day. 


What if my child needs to take medication?

Campers needing medication during camp must have a completed medical form on file. The medical form can be accessed in CampBrain during registration. If you have any questions or concerns you can contact the Humane Education department at 427-5508. 

 Over the County Medication Form

 Prescription Medication Form


What if I need to cancel my child's registration?

There is a $20 cancellation fee for all summer camps up until 2 weeks prior to camp. Camps are non-refundable within two weeks of the first day of camp. 

There is a $10 cancellation fee for spring break one-day camps up until 2 weeks prior to camp. Camps are non-refundable within two weeks of the first day of camp. 


Adoption Lobby Hours:

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

Adoption Office: 260-427-5502

Closed Mondays FOR ADOPTIONS
To submit a pet adoption profile, you must do so 15-minutes before closing to allow sufficient time for processing. If you are interested in adopting a dog, please bring your dogs with you to the shelter for a meet-and-greet.

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



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