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.
Our Mission: Guided by the humane ethic and livability interests within our neighborhoods,
the mission of Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control is to ensure public health and safety as well as prevent pet overpopulation,
animal neglect, and animal cruelty
through education, rescue, and law enforcement
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,
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.