Choosing to say goodbye to your pet is a very difficult decision and we're here to help make the process as peaceful as possible for you and your family. We offer low-cost humane euthanasia for the public's pets. If your pet's quality of life has declined to the point where it is no longer able to experience things that once made them happy (i.e. eating, chasing a ball, going outside) it may be time to let them go. Our staff is available and willing to answer any questions you have about this difficult time to help you better understand your options. 

Click HERE to view helpful information that can help guide you on when it might be time to let go. 


At this time we are not able to accomodate euthanasia requests after 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. 


End of life euthanasia for dogs and cats (Does not include disposal fee): $30

End of life euthanasia for small animals/pocket pets including rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, etc. (Does not include disposal fee): $5

We work locally with Trusted Journey Pet Memorial Services for those choosing to cremate their pet's remains.  


Effective Thursday June 1, 2023 disposal fee costs will be:

$10 – domestic rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, unweaned or newborn kittens

$30 – weaned kittens, cats, dogs under 100 lb

$50 – dogs over 100 lb


Owners unfortunately are not permitted to go back to the room where the humane euthanasia is performed but we can promise you that your pet will be in loving hands. You are able to request a viewing after your pet has passed. 


If you decide it is time, you can schedule an appointment by calling our front office at (260) 427-1244 option 1. 


Adoption Lobby Hours:

12:00 - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
12:00 - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. First Saturday of each month

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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