We would love to host your group at Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control! During an in person tour your group will learn all about the shelter, tour the adoption center, meet an adoptable animal and make enrichment treats for the animals in our care. We will discuss how to be a responsible pet owner and how to stay safe around pets too!

We ask that you please request a tour at least one week in advance of when you are wanting a tour. 

In person programs last one hour. If you have a group larger than 25 people (children and adults) please call the education department directly at 427-5508 to discuss options. 

A $20 donation is requested.

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If planning a trip to the shelter is not possible we can bring the shelter to you - virtually! During a virtual tour we will explore the adoption center, meet adoptable animals, learn about being a responsible pet owner and how to be safe around pets. At the end we'll have an opportunity to answer any questions from your group!

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We can also come to your class or organization for a program! We will discuss the shelter, focus on how your organization can help animals at the shelter and learn what an animal shelter does in the community. We will also discuss how to be a responsible pet owner and safety around pets. *We typically are not able to take animals from the shelter to classroom programs*


Schedule a Virtual Tour

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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