*NEW* 2020 Spring Break Camps
March 30 (Ages 6-7)
March 31 (Ages 8-9)
April 1 (Ages 10-12)
2020 Summer Camp Dates
June 15-19 (Ages 6-8) SOLD OUT
June 22-26 (Ages 9-12) SOLD OUT
*If you'd like to be added to the waitlist please follow the register link and follow the steps to be added on the waitlist.
*NEW* We've had an overwhelming response to our summer day camps, and to try and accomodate as many kiddos as possible we've expanded our camps to include one-day camps during Spring Break. The Spring Break Camps cost $30 per child and are one day only from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.! Kids will learn about safety around animals, the role FWACC plays in the community, how to be a responsible pet guardian and so much more.
At Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control we believe learning to be responsible pet guardians begins at a young age. Our day camps help kids explore the joys of animals through fun, interactive games and activities. Our camps promote humane attitudes toward animals and others.
Campers get to...
- Learn about the vital role Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control plays in the community
- Spend time with adoptable pets
- Learn all about how to be a responsible pet guardian
- Make fun treats and toys for the animals in our care
- Explore ways to help animals in our community
- Meet new friends and much more!
- Summer Camp runs from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday through Friday
- Spring Break Camps are ONE DAY ONLY and run from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- Camp registration covers all materials and a daily snack
- Camp is run by three shelter staff members and at least two volunteers
- Campers should bring a lunch each day of camp
- Summer Camp cost is $120.00
- Spring Break Camp cost is $30
To keep up to date with events within our Humane Education Department follow us on Facebook!
Click HERE to see Camp Policies and common FAQ
Teen Buddies - Summer Camp Applications Opening March 2
Each year we look for teens ages 13 to 17 who love kids and animals to help out with our Pet Explorer Summer Camps!
Teen Buddies will play an important role in helping summer camp counselors and they will be the campers' best friend for the week of camp! Teen Buddies WILL NOT directly handle animals. During the application process teens can choose which week(s) they'd like to help with. Following the application process, there will be an interview and required orientation for all Teen Buddies in the program.
Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control is now providing animal control services to the residents of New Haven.
Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control and the City of New Haven entered into an inter local agreement allowing officers to uphold New Haven’s city ordinances and respond to calls of stray dogs running loose, injured domestic animals, bite investigations, and reports of animal abuse and neglect. New Haven does not currently have an animal shelter or capability to house animals. Prior to entering a contract with Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control, The City of New Haven contracted with Allen County Animal Control to pick up animals found stray and deliver them to the shelter. Now, calls regarding animals in the City of New Haven will be dispatched directly to Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control officers.
“More than 300 animals originating from New Haven were brought to us by citizens, Allen County Animal Control and/or a representative for the City of New Haven last year,” Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control Director Amy-Jo Sites said. “We are pleased to be able to enter into this inter local agreement with the City of New Haven. Other than barking and sanitation complaints, our officers will be providing field services to the residents of New Haven. Since October 1st, our ACO’s have responded to almost 70 calls of service.”
Previously, animal issues in the City of New Haven were handled by volunteer reserve officers, code enforcement officers, full-time patrol officers and Allen County Animal Control. The City of New Haven has agreed to pay a prorated amount for the remainder of 2019 to Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control and $48,578 in 2020. The agreement is to be reviewed every two years.
“The City of New Haven is proud to be partnering with Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control to provide quality service for our residents and pets,” New Haven Chief of Police Jeff McCracken said. “This partnership will provide our city with professional services from one entity that will include; containment of aggressive or stray animals, transportation of animals to the shelter and animal neglect/abuse investigations.”
Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control officers have been granted authority to enforce New Haven’s ordinances, which have been updated to reflect current laws and animal needs.
Animal Control Officers are on duty seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. to address concerns of animal welfare. Should citizens have the need to surrender their owned pet, they will be able schedule an appointment with Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control located at 3020 Hillegas Road during normal business hours at no additional charge.