Humane Education


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   We offer a number of programs that help build empathy through animals. Our Humane Education teams works to create humane themed videos for our Kind Club Short series, we host education programs at the shelter, visit classrooms and create fun lessons for teachers to use. We also sponsor 450 Kind News magazine subscriptions for classrooms across the city - reaching thousands of students! If you'd like to learn more about one of our programs, please click on the link below. 



Pet Explorers Summer Day Camp

Read to the Animals Nights 

Classroom Programs

Scout Troop Programs

Animal Care Teens 

Bite Prevention

Service Learning Opportunities


 For Teachers: 

Humane Education Videos and Lesson Plans


Want to stay in the know with Humane Education at Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control? Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter HERE!


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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.

Adoptions number:


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