Animal Care Teens (ACT) is a program put together by our Humane Education team that allows teens ages 13 to 17 to help the shelter pets and learn about animal related careers! This is a great opportunity for teens to be involved in the shelter until they are old enough to volunteer at age 18.
- ACT is held one Saturday a month at the shelter or off-site
- Registration is $20 - $25 per session
- You'll get to meet and learn from people currently working in a variety of animal-related careers
- Each session will include a tour of the adoption center and meeting adoptable animals!
CHECK BACK IN AUGUST FOR MORE SESSIONS!
This program is on pause for June & July while our education team is busy with summer camp!
Due to an increase in the number of no-shows per session, teens who do not show up to TWO sessions without notifying education staff will not be able to register for ACT programs for three months. We have a very long waitlist for each session and want to make sure that we're reaching teens who are interested in attending.
A full refund will be issued to anyone who notifies staff at least 48 hours in advance of each program. Cancellations within 48 hours of the program will not be refunded.
The Animal Care Teens inclement weather policy is as follows:
If the Fort Wayne Community Schools close due to inclement weather or if the Mayor declares a snow emergency on a scheduled ACT meeting, the Animal Care Teens will also be cancelled.
or call (260) 427-2590