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We have exciting news about our fall events this year! For the first time we are combining two of our signature events in to one giant day of fun! This year the Walk for Animals and the Halloween Pet Parade will be combined into one awesome afternoon. 

Join us October 26th, 2019 from 11-2 for the first annual Howl-o-Walkoween!

This event will still benefit the humane education department. Money raised will allow us to continue to grow and expand programming to prevent cruelty and neglect before it starts. So far this year we have reached hundreds of children through our summer camps, reading nights, service learning hours, Animal Care Teens program, after school programs, tours, and much more. 

This year we are celebrating Gracie. We received reports of her running free for a coCostume Categoriesuple of days, possibly abandoned by her previous owner. Our officers along with community members from a Facebook group called Lost Dogs of Fort Wayne tried everything they could to contain her. This girl was scared and felt like she was running for her life. She didn’t recognize the strangers who were trying to help her. After a couple of days trying to gain her trust everyone involved was horrified when Gracie was struck by a train. 

Amazingly, this strong girl survived. One of our animal control officers was able to bring her to safety after she ran into a local lumber yard. She was immediately rushed to Northeast Indiana Veterinary Emergency Services, or NIVES, and life saving care was initiated. She lost her arm as a result of the accident but as the adrenaline left her veins she began to trust her caregivers.  Gracie girl has the sweetest personality and wins the hearts of everyone she meets. She was adopted by a loving family and she loves hanging out with all kinds of brothers and sisters, even horses!

Help us celebrate her happy ending and support the Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control humane education department as they continue to teach kindness and compassion towards animals to our community. There is never any reason to abandon your animal. We are here to help and you will not be in trouble for needing a little assistance caring for or rehoming a pet you love. 

Join us Saturday, October 26th from 11-2 at Franke Park Pavillion 1 for the first-ever combined Walk for Animals and Halloween Pet Parade. 

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

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. - 6:00 p.m. Mon-Fri
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