Report Animal Abuse or Neglect

Report animal abuse


If you suspect an animal is being abused or is not receiving proper care please speak up. Our team of Animal Control Officers works in the community to educate the public and enforce city ordinances as well as state laws in reference to pet ownership. If you think an animal is need please do not hesitate to call to report it. 


To view city ordinances protecting animals in Fort Wayne click here


To report animal abuse or neglect call: 

Animal Control Officer Assistance

9am - 8pm Monday - Friday


After 8pm, weekends & holidays




End of Life Services

End of Life Services

Choosing to say goodbye to your pet is a very difficult decision and we're here to help make the process as peaceful as possible for you and your family. We offer low-cost humane euthanasia for the public. If your pet's quality of life has declined to the point where it is no longer able to experience things that once made them happy (i.e. eating, chasing a ball, going outside) it may be time to let them go.  Our staff is available and willing to answer any questions you have about this difficult time to help you better understand your options. 

Click HERE to view helpful information that can help guide you on when it might be time to let go. 


End of life euthanasia ( Does not include disposal fee) $30

End of life euthanasia of small animals/pocket pets including rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, etc. (disposal fee included)  $5

We work locally with Paws and Remember for those choosing to cremate their pet's remains.  


Disposal fee costs are as follows:

Small breed dogs $10 (Under 20 lbs)

Medium breed dogs $20 (20-50 lb) 

Large breed dogs $30 (50-90 lb) 

Extra large breed dogs $50 (over 90 lbs) 

Cats $10



Ocotber 23, 2018 - The City of Fort Wayne’s Redevelopment Department is inviting residents to a public meeting about the preliminary findings from a recent downtown parking study. The study includes an inventory of available downtown parking, an analysis of current and future demand for parking, and possible strategies to accommodate future growth.

The meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 29, 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Omni Room, which is in the lower level of Citizens Square, 200 E. Berry St.

CSO Notification

Fort Wayne City Utilities is committed to protecting the quality of our rivers and to keeping the community informed about events that may affect them.

Click here to subscribe to receive notice of combined sewer overflow events.

About a third of the city of Fort Wayne is served by combined sewers.  Combined sewers collect sewage from homes, businesses and industries and carry it to the Water Pollution Control (sewage treatment) Plant for treatment.  When it is not raining, all the sewage goes to to the plant and is treated.  When it rains or when snow is melting, these combined sewers also collect and carry rain water runoff or melting snow.  Sometimes the sewers cannot carry all of the combined wastewater flow so the sewer system allows some combined sewage to be discharged to the rivers.  When sewers were being designed and built in the late 1800s and the first half of the 1900s these combined sewer overflows were an acceptable way to design sewer system.  Following the implementation of the Clean Water Act in the 1970s, combined sewers could no longer be built and communities with combined sewers are now required to make significant investments to reduce these combined sewer overflow events.

Fort Wayne's combined sewer overflow outfall locations are shown on the map below:  Click for larger map.

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The spreadsheet below contains information about combined sewer overflow events that may have occurred within the past 7-days including locations where overflows have occurred, times when the overflows began and ended and an estimate of the amount of sewage released. This information is updated each week on Wednesday.

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The information published on this web page is for general information purposes only and is not to be considered a final report for purposes of satisfying any applicable legal requirements.  While Fort Wayne City Utilities endeavors to provide accurate and up to date information, it makes no representations or warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, with respect to the completeness, accuracy, or reliability of the information presented.  Formal monthly reports of operations (MROs) are provided to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and may be accessed through its website.

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