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Black Friday $10 Adoption Event! 11am-3pm Friday, November 27th. At our 4th Annual Share the Love Subaru Event pet adoptions are only $10!!  We will help you find a great companion animal just in time for the holiday season. All adoptions include the pet spay or neuter surgery, microchip, first distemper combination vaccine and free wellness exam at participating veterinary clinics. Come find your forever friend at Animal Care & Control. Click here to learn more about our adoption process. (*please note these are special hours for this day only, not our regular Friday hours)


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2015 Christmas Open House for the Animals - Wednesday, December 9th
Join us any time between 3-7 p.m. to tour the shelter, bringing gifts for the animals , enjoying refreshments, and fun activities for the children. This is a family fun event and a special way to show your giving spirit to help homeless animals in need at a very special time of year. Our animals love gifts! Check out our WISH LIST so you'll know what to bring!



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2016 Easter Bone Hunt - Saturday, April 2nd - Franke Park Pavilion #1 Registration begins at noon with the Bone Hunt at 1:30pm. Why should kids have all the fun? Bring your dog to our Eighth annual Easter bonehunt. All dogs are admitted with a $10 donation to Fort Wayne animal care and control. The Easter bunny will be available for pictures, there will be dog friendly games, and many local pet friendly businesses will also be on hand. Prize baskets will be given away to the lucky pups who find prize eggs, and you can win other great items by joining the raffle!  All dogs in attendance must be restrained with a non-retractable leash.  Bring your pup and come join the fun!



  DSCF3002   April 16th, 2016 Stuff the Whisker Wagn' -3rd Saturday in April at Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control
We rely on donations from amazing people just like you and on this special day, our Animal Care Teen Program is working hard to STUFF THE WHISKER WAGN'. We're in need of CANNED PATE food (no dry food needed) for our kittens, puppies, dogs and cats. We can even use 1st stage chicken or turkey baby food for our tiniest of babies that come in needing that something 'little extra'. 100% canned pumpkin too! We take any and all brands! Also high on the list is creamy peanutbutter - it definately helps the medicine go down for some of our fur-friends in need of medication! Just bring in to 3020 Hillegas and these teens will help you unload it from your car to the Wagn'!
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Picture Your Pet - July 2016 $15 sitting fee includes a 5 x 7 portrait and reprint waiver. Professional photo shoot for families with pets to benefit animal safety education. Opportunities on-site to also purchase mugs, keychains and more of your pet/family photo!

Read: Tips for Taking a Great Family Pet Photo




Whisker Wag'n Mobile Pet Adoption Center Meet our staff, our volunteers, and best of all . . . adopt a pet at one of our offsite adoption events.  Follow our event schedule.  



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Adoptions Lobby Hours:

12:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Tueday, Thursday, Friday
12:00 - 7:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
1st & 3rd Saturday of every month
Adoption Office: 260-427-5502

Closed Mondays FOR ADOPTIONS
To submit a pet adoption profile, you must do so 30-minutes before closing to allow sufficient time for processing.

Business Office Hours (lost & found- receiving lobby- citations or other law enforcement concerns):

11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Mon-Fri
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday
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