Walk for Animals 2018 Final LogoWith pet owners in tow, dogs everywhere are invited to take a 1 mile walk through Franke Park as part of the 31st Walk for Animals to help fight animal neglect and cruelty through education and community outreach.  This year’s event will be held on Sunday, September 9.  Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the walk begins at Noon.  

This year participants will be walking in honor of Joan of Arc, now known as Jaynee. Jaynee’s story with Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control started in May of 2017. We received a call from the Indiana State Board of Health about 16 dogs in deplorable conditions at a breeder’s home in a neighboring county and they needed our help. What our staff found was appalling. Jaynee was fenced into a kennel with another dog with no way out and no access to water. Fearful, Jaynee and the other dogs were brought back to the shelter, assessed and eventually put into adoptions. Jaynee is now living her best life with her loving family!


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Stories like Jaynee’s are why we hold this event and work to end animal cruelty and neglect. Money raised will go to our Humane Education department to help fund educational programs for area schools, scout groups and youth organizations. We also will use the funds to continue our summer camps to teach compassion and empathy through animals.

Show your support for animals like Jaynee by registering to Walk with your family today! Registration for adults is $30 and children under 12 are just $10 to register. Every person registered gets a t-shirt and new this year – each dog will get a bandana! If you’d like to walk with friends or family to represent a business, school or your favorite group you can register as a Dog Pack! Each member of a Dog Pack must register as an individual first.

We encourage everyone to collect and raise money for the event. We will have fantastic prizes for the top pledge earners!

You can register online here  or at the Walk on Sept. 9. Pledges can be submitted at the Walk.  Come enjoy snacks, vendors and the animals all while helping a great cause!

Host Holly Pasquinelli talks to Animal Control Officers about their experiences and extensive training they go through to serve the citizens and animals of Fort Wayne.


We are happy to announce an easier way for you to donate to Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control! Starting now, you can schedule automatic donations to FWACC with a credit card. You can choose to send your dollars monthly, semi-annually or annually. If you are interested in making  recurring donations fill out this form. We thank you for your continued support!

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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,
call 260-449-3000

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.
Fax: 260-427-5514