Read to the Animals


*This program has been suspended until further notice to better protect the health of the readers, staff and volunteers.*


(Registration will go live the first weekday of each month)

This program is held the fourth Monday of the month with 30 minute time slots from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.


This exciting new opportunity allows children ages 5-12 to read to pets waiting on their forever homes. Literacy for Companionship Inc. is a local non-profit that aims to bring children and pets together through the joy of reading. FWACC's Humane Education Department's mission is to teach children empathy and kindness through animals, so the partnership is a perfect addition to our line up of existing programs.

Children can bring their own books or pick from our collection of Humane Education approved books!

  • Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who stays at the shelter during their reading session
  • Each child can be registered for one 30 minute time slot per session
  • Readers must be registered to attend
  • Each reading session is limited to 5 readers to ensure each child has a great experience
  • The program is FREE!
  • Children must be 5-12 years old to participate 

This program is held here at the shelter, 3020 Hillegas Rd. Please enter in the doors to the right of the building.


Questions? Contact the Humane Education department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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