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Animal Control Officers

We are looking for dedicated individuals who can join our team of officers working to help animals in our community. Animal Control Officers work to investigate, prioritize and respond to calls related to public and animal safety. Calls for service range from barking and sanitation, animals running at large, injured animals, bite investigations, cruelty and neglect investigations and enforcing and educating the public on state laws and city ordinances protecting animals. 

Education and/or Experience: An Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice or Animal Science is preferred with one to two years full time employment with related experience and/or training, or he A.S. degree may be substituted by 5 years’ full time employment experience as a Police Officer or Animal Control Officer.

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Animal Care Specialist

Working as an Animal Care Specialist you will provide the direct care for animals coming into the shelter. You'll triage animals by paying close attention to their medical and behavioral needs while here. You will work to monitor behavior throughout their stay and administer medications and vaccines. You clean and care for the animals' daily, ensuring stringent cleaning protocols are followed to prevent the spread of disease. You will evaluate animals for adoption, rescue groups, foster programs and determine which animals will be euthanized. This position does require euthanizing animals when an outcome is not possible. 

Candidates should have an Associate's Degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school OR one year related full time employment experience and/or training in animal handling. 

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Director Amy-Jo Sites


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 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