Many people find pets roaming and never give it a second thought. Others find them and immediately think, "This poor creature must need a home, a family and a warm place to stay!" A pet left to roam is not safe. It could become sick or injured, get attacked by indigenous wildlife, or worse! The truth is a domesticated animal (cat or dog) on the loose is likely lost. It may have darted out of a door when the family went out to start the grill for dinner or slid out of an open gate when a child ran to the bus stop. The escaped pet is terribly missed and loved by their family. So what SHOULD you do if you find a pet? Here are some simple steps you can take to help reunite lost pets with their families:
If the pet has identification, we can contact the owner and get the pet home right away! If the pet is not wearing identification or the I.D. information is not traceable, you have a few options as the finder.
You may choose to hold the animal in your own home. If no one comes forward to claim the pet within 30 days, you can become the legal owner. You can also choose to leave the pet with Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control. This will allow the owner 3-business days to come in and claim their pet.
Everyone loves their pets and if everyone takes responsibility, our pets can be kept safely at home or returned to home as quickly as possible.
We're roaring into 2020 with our first-ever Gala to benefit the animals!
Enjoy a night out with music and dancing at Orchard Ridge Country Club, January 11th 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.! All proceeds from this event go toward our Angel Fund which helps animals recieve life-saving medical care.
WANE-15's Alyssa Ivanson will lead the evening as we go back in time to the 20's. Wear your best 20's attire and put on your dancing shoes! Fort Wayne Ballroom Company dancers will perform showcase dances and will be teaching popular 20's dances throughout the evening. Enjoy a silent auction and wine pull for a small donation.
Individual tickets are $75 and include dinner and two drink tickets. Tables of eight will be available for purchase at $550. Attendees must be 21+ to attend.
We are looking for sponsors to help fund this awesome event. Click HERE to see how your organization can help!
What to wear? Here are some outfit inspirations as you plan!