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Animal Care & Control

Where's My Pet Registration Tag?

City dogs and cats must be registered with our department by the time they are five months old. Registration tags are available at our shelter, local veterinary clinics, HOPE for Animals and the Low Cost Spay Neuter Clinic. Attach the registration tag to the collar for quick identification should your pet ever become lost. Choose between lifetime and annual registration to comply with city ordinance and to avoid a citation. Register and pay online.

Did Your Dog Leave Something Behind?

istswhhdv2ox16y19kerDid you know that pet waste can be more than just gross to look at? Animal waste left in public areas and in neighborhood yards is a familiar complaint to our department. As much as neighbors might enjoy seeing your dog, they do not enjoy seeing what he leaves behind.

According to US Environmental Protection Agency researcher Hyatt C. Green. In a recent issue of the journal Environmental Science and Technology, Green and colleagues examine the public health risks associated with

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What is a Community Cat?

 Find out ways you can get involved. Already caring for cats in your area? Here are tips to care for them with cold weather coming!

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Director Belinda Lewis

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3020 Hillegas Road
Fort Wayne IN 46808
260-427-1244
After 8 p.m. and on weekends and holidays, call 449-3000 for assistance.
Fax: 260-427-5514


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

Adoptions are Open: Tueday, Thursday, Friday 12:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday 12:00 - 7:00 p.m.
1st & 3rd Sat 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Adoption Office: 260-427-5502


Business Office Hours:

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


Officer Assistance

6:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. Mon-Sun
1:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. Emergencies