Read to the Animals




(Registration will go live the first weekday of each month at NOON)

30 minute time slots from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Upcoming Dates: 

August 23, 2021 (Registration will go live Aug. 2)




This exciting opportunity allows children ages 5-12 to read to pets waiting on their forever homes. Literacy for Companionship Inc. is a local non-profit that aims to bring children and pets together through the joy of reading. FWACC's Humane Education Department's mission is to teach children empathy and kindness through animals, so the partnership is a perfect addition to our line up of existing programs.


Children will read to cats, kittens and small animals during this program.


We've implemented some changes due to COVID-19 to maintain the safety of our readers, staff and volunteers. 

  • We've limited the number of readers in each session to ensure proper social distancing
  • Parents will be asked to sit with their child while they read in the room they've been assigned OR wait in their car until their child's session is over
  • Readers must be registered to attend
  • Anyone who is not feeling well or has a fever, cough or difficulty breathing is asked to stay at home
  • The program is FREE!
  • Children must be 5-12 years old to participate 

This program is held here at the shelter, 3020 Hillegas Rd. Please enter in the doors to the right of the building.


Questions? Contact the Humane Education department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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