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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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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'!

Touch-A-Truck Saturday April 23 10am-noon
Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control officer will be on hand with a City of Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control van. Learn how we care for animals inside city limits and even take home a cool bite prevention book mark!

IvyAEYC, or the Ivy Association for the Education of Young Children, is the Ivy Tech Community College Northeast student organization for the Early Childhood Education program.

WHAT: IvyAEYC is hosting its sixth annual Touch-A-Truck event Saturday. Children will be able to explore nearly 50 vehicles including limos, fire trucks, tow trucks, and police cars.

The event is in conjunction with the national Month of the Young Child.

WHERE: Ivy Tech Community College Northeast parking lot Coliseum Campus 3800 N. Anthony Drive Fort Wayne, IN 46805 Get directions 


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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




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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