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Picture Your Pet

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It is time again for our annual Picture Your Pet event to be held at Lakeside Park during Three Rivers Festival.
This year's dates are Sunday, July 12 and Monday, July 13 from 3-8 p.m. inside pavilion 2. We are thrilled to have Jim McKinley Photography back to capture everyone's special photo.

By participating, you'll receive a keepsake photo of your special furry friends, and you'll help us generate funds
to teach bite prevention and safety education to local school children.Dogs need to be leashed. Cats and small pets should be brought in carriers. Our fee is still $15 for one 5x7 photo. Other size photos, key chains, and magnets can be ordered at a small additional fee. A reprint waiver will be provided.

Sign-in between 3 p.m.-8 p.m. The wait time is usually 5-20 minutes, with the busiest time being after 5 p.m., so consider coming early. In the event of rain, people can wait in their cars. We can come for you or text you when it's time for your shoot.
Read: How to dress for a great photo.

Pets for Life

June 2015 The Scoop

Host Jodi Hamilton Community Relations Education Specialist FWACC with
Guest: Allen County SPCA Executive Director Jessica Henry. 


The Department of Animal Care and Control responds to calls within city limits regarding injured wildlife or wildlife causing an immediate public safety hazard. Living in harmony with wildlife in our community often poses some challenging situations to citizens. We have included useful information you may need from the professionals regarding humane alternatives to dealing with nuisance wildlife. Keeping garbage can lids secure, garage doors closed, and possibly suspending your bird feeding activities for a while may be necessary.

Humane live traps are available from the department if a wild animal has set up housekeeping in your attic. Call 427-1244 to check on current availability. Wildlife that have actually entered and are currently accessible in the living space of your home can be removed by an Animal Control Officer. Live traps are not dispersed for nuisance wildlife living outside, as exclusion tactics are the best method of dealing with these animals rather than relocation.

Injured wildlife may be brought to the shelter for pickup by licensed wildlife rehabilitators. Do not put yourself at risk for a wild animal bite, if there is concern regarding a bite, call us to pick up the injured animal.

Wildlife issues that you have not been able to successfully eliminate by excluding them from your home may require the service of a private company that offers these types of service. Local companies that are licensed by the DNR are shown below:


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Director Belinda Lewis


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

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