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At Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control we rely on donated goods to help make each animal's stay as stress-free and quick as possible. While we are a municipal shelter supported by city funds not all aspects of our programming are supported through our budget. All of the supplies for our foster program, humane education program, toys, treats, enrichment supplies, canned food and so much more is only possible because of generous donations from our community. Check out what items we need most here at the shelter and our Amazon wishlist. 

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Below is a list of items that we cannot use here at the shelter.

Thank you so much for thinking of us! 



Fitted Sheets

Dog Shampoo

Prong, Choke or Shock Collars

Wire Crates

Large Dog Beds


Plastic bags

Opened bags of food

Cat Trees/Towers

Broken crates, cages or aquariums

Comforters with filling

Crocheted Blankets


Pet Clothing


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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