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Roscoe came to us in a condition no living creature should ever have to experience. He was covered in fleas, mats, and feces and urine. He suffered from severe dental disease and had a heart murmur.

This little guy, despite all he had been through and despite his horrible condition, he was the sweetest little man and so full of love.

We got to work right away. We treated his fleas. We cut away his painful mats. We soothed his irritated, angry skin.

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We were able to get him an appointment to get his severe dental disease under control. We were also able to get him in to a cardiologist so an adopter would know exactly what they were dealing with.

All of this is thanks to the amazing humans who donate to our angel fund.

Here is Roscoe in his adopted home. He knows love. He knows what it means to be part of a family. This is what makes it all worthwhile.

Click here to make a lifesaving difference for the animals in our care! 

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*This is not a microchip registry - it will not show pet owner information. This is a tool to help you know which microchip company to contact to verify and update information linked to your pet's microchip.*

 

WHAT IS A MICROCHIP

A microchip is a small permanant form of identification placed under an animal's skin on the back of their neck. Owner's information is linked to the chip and can be accessed with a microchip reader. 

 

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY PET IS MICROCHIPPED

You can bring your pet to the shelter to check for a microchip, your veterinarian's office or get it checked at any Petco store. If your pet is microchipped it's important to ensure the information linked to the chip is accurate so you can be contacted in case of an emergency. 

 

HOW DO I UPDATE MY PET'S MICROCHIP

If you know your pet's microchip number you can click the button above to determine which company your chip is through. You will then contact the company directly or Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control to update the information linked to your pet's microchip. 

 

WHERE CAN I GET MY PET MICROCHIPPED

You can bring your pets to Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control to get them microchipped for just $15 during normal business hours! Call 260-427-1244 to learn more. 

 

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Our goal at Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control is to help keep pets in their homes where they are already loved. Over the years we have seen many pets surrendered to the shelter because of behavior problems in the home. Our goal with the Behavior Help program is to connect dog owners with a certified positive trainer early to help address problems in the home and help develop a stronger relationship with their pet. 

 

HOW IT WORKS

Dog owners can fill out a quick questionnaire then you will immediately receive an email with a $50 certificate that can be used toward training (be sure to check your junk mail folder). A list of eligible trainers is on the training certificate along with their contact information. Once you review and choose a trainer, you will contact them directly to set up your training session(s). 

*Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control does not provide training or training classes. This program is designed to put pet owners directly in touch with private dog trainers in our area. 

 

 

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WHO IS ELIGIBLE

Anyone needing assistance with their pet's behavior can fill out the questionnaire and receive a $50 certificate! We know that sometimes just connecting with the right trainer is the biggest hurdle to helping you and your pet work through issues. 

Common behaviors that trainers can help with are chewing, puppy basics, housebreaking, basic manners, jumping, excessive barking or general guidance for new pet owners. 

 

WHO ARE THE TRAINERS

We work with certified professional dog trainers who use fun, positive methods of training. Once you complete a questionnaire you will receive an email with the complete list of trainers and their contact information. 

 

CAT OWNERS

We currently do not have any local cat behavior experts, but we'd be happy to assist in any way we can! If you'd like a representative from the shelter to reach out and provide resources that could be helpful to you, click HERE to fill out the cat form. 

 

 

Director Amy-Jo Sites

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Adoption Lobby Hours:

12:00 - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
12:00 - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday


CLOSED Monday, Saturday & Sunday FOR ADOPTIONS
To submit a pet adoption profile, you must do so 15-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. - 6:00 p.m. Mon-Fri
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


It is our mission to serve our community in a humane, public safety capacity while working to keep pets with loving families by providing education opportunities and resources or facilitating re-homing or adoption when necessary.

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