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Looking to donate your time to help the shelter animals? We'd love to have you volunteer with us! You must be 18 or older to volunteer at the shelter. Click HERE to get started!



Are you willing to open your home to animals in need? We are always in need of foster families to care for kittens and other animals in need of some extra TLC. Click HERE to learn more!



Want to help by sponsoring medical care for the animals? Want to help an animal find their forever home by sponsoring their adoption fee? We have plenty of opportunities you can support the needs of the animals in our care. Click HERE to see how!



We are always in need of donations! If you want to host a donation drive with your friends, family or coworkers HERE is your ultimate resource to get it started!



Too young to volunteer? We have a variety of ways the youth ages 5-17 can become involved in our shelter. Visit our Humane Education page to learn more! 

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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