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Animal Care & Control

Canned Food Drive Coming in March

Stuff the WagnStuff the Whisker Wag'n canned pet food drive is back. Saturday, March 21st from 11am-3pm!

The Animal Care Teens (A.C.T.) will be out in force on Saturday, March 21 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. in our parking lot to accept donations of canned food for kittens, puppies, dogs and cats! This is a service project held each spring by our dedicated group of Animal Care Teens. Students are asking for canned pet food, which isn't part of our budget, yet needed to entice animals to begin eating, to provide a quick source of moisture to the diet, and to add weight to those animals that arrive malnourished.

People stopping with a donation. Rain or shine, teens will eagerly await donations. The Animal Care Teen program, in its 30th year, offers youth who are ages 13-17 an opportunity to learn about animal related careers, develop leadership skills, and to ACT for animals through service work. If you are interested in learning more about our Animal Care Teen Program for your teen for the 2015-2016 season click here! Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control will take your donations ANYTIME, but start collecting now to load us up for spring to help the animals in our care!


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!

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.

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Director Belinda Lewis


3020 Hillegas Road
Fort Wayne IN 46808
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Fax: 260-427-5514

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