Citizens are notified that Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control will be closed to the public July 4th through 7th. It will reopen at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 8th after the Independence Day weekend.  Anyone with a lost pet should search at the shelter throughout the week and especially on Thursday, July 3rd to claim pets before the start of the long holiday weekend.  

Animal Care & Control currently is caring for 261 animals in their stray wards. Another 300 are expected to arrive by Thursday. Descriptions of lost pets being held at the shelter can be seen on the Animal Care & Control website at