Stuff the Whisker Wag'n canned pet food drive is back.
Saturday, April 1st from 11am-3pm!

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The Animal Care Teens (A.C.T.) will be out in force on Saturday, April 1, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. in our parking lot, 3020 Hillegas Rd., Ft. Wayne, 46808, to accept donations of canned food for kittens, puppies, dogs and cats (cat/kitten pate preferred)! This is a service project held each spring by our dedicated group of Animal Care Teens. Students are asking for canned pet food, which isn't part of our budget, yet needed to entice animals to begin eating, to provide a quick source of moisture to the diet, and to add weight to those animals that arrive malnourished. No dry food is needed at this time. We can also accept rawhide chews & cash, check, (made out to City of Fort Wayne) or on-line donations

Rain or shine, teens will eagerly await donations. The Animal Care Teen program offers youth who are ages 13-17 an opportunity to learn about animal related careers, develop leadership skills, and to ACT for animals through service work. If you are interested in learning more about our Animal Care Teen Program for your teen for the 2017-2018 season click here! Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control will take your donations ANYTIME, but start collecting now to load us up for spring to help the animals in our care!

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Our Mission: Guided by the humane ethic and liveability 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.

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
260-427-1244
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
260-449-3000


General Contact Information:
Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control
3020 Hillegas Road
Fort Wayne IN 46808
260-427-1244
After 8 p.m. and on weekends and holidays, call 449-3000 for assistance.
Fax: 260-427-5514