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.
Note: In an effort to keep pets and owners together, we transfer donations of unopened dry pet food to the Pet Food Pantry and refer citizens in need of food assistance.
DONATE A PET BED Help a dog get a good nights sleep.
Fleece Kitty Bed Instructions A great "no-sew" service project for students.
Animal Care Fund: This account is administered by the Animal Control Commission, a citizens' advisory commission appointed by the mayor and city council. This account is appropriate for wills, bequests, and donations towards broader shelter projects supporting all divisions of our department not covered by tax dollars. If you would like to help, but are not sure where to direct your funds, the commission will ensure they are spent responsibly through the Animal Care Fund.
Adoption Lobby Hours:
12:00 - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
12:00 - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday
1st & 3rd Saturday of every month
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
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.