Bite Free


Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control is dedicated to promoting animal bite prevention through education to the general public and to our most vulnerabe population - children. 

Through our fun, interactive Bite Free Superhero program we teach children basic warning signs and the appropriate way to interact with dogs. Students go on a mission with us to learn their new super powers - the ability to "speak dog". Together we learn how to tell when a dog is uncomfortable so we can be their superhero. Students learn that bites happen for lots of different reasons, but when we respect what a dog is telling us and use our super powers we can stay safe and be advocates for our four-legged friends.


Click HERE to schedule your Bite Free Superhero program at the shelter or in your classroom!






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Adoption Lobby Hours:

12:00 - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
12:00 - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. First Saturday of each month

Closed Mondays FOR ADOPTIONS
To submit a pet adoption profile, you must do so 15-minutes before closing to allow sufficient time for processing.

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Business Office Hours (lost & found pets, 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

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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