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.
- Items we always need. Note: In an effort to keep pets and owners together, we transfer donations of unopened dry pet food to the Pet Food PantryPet 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.
Choose the Animal Care Fund or a specific program to support.
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.
3020 Hillegas Road
Fort Wayne IN 46808
After 8 p.m. and on weekends and holidays, call 449-3000 for assistance.
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
6:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. Mon-Sun
1:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. Emergencies